Banana Lollipops

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Banana Lollipops
Richard Holmes

Banana Lollipops

Bananas are rich in carbohydrates and natural sugars which give the body a much-needed energy boost at half time. Agave sugar has a lower glycemic index than traditional sugar which means energy is released slower, avoiding the highs and lows that a sugar based energy snack can cause. Peanut butter and nuts are an excellent source of protein which ensures that the body's muscles are being fed the correct nutrients they need during sport

2
Servings
827
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

For more recipes and tips on nutrition, visit Richard's website The Lean Lunchbox

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons organic peanut butter
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 Teaspoons agave nectar
  • 4 ice pop sticks
  • 1/2 Cup peanuts
  • 1/2 Cup almonds
  • 1/2 Cup walnuts

Directions

Microwave the peanut butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds until melted. Peel the bananas and insert a stick into one end so that they resemble an ice pop

Dip the banana in the melted peanut butter until fully coated. Once the banana is coated in the peanut butter, roll it in the mixed nuts and then place it in the freezer for a few hours. Once frozen transfer them to a cool bag and eat them within 1-2 hours.

Banana Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Banana Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
57g
88%
Sugar
35g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
Protein
26g
53%
Carbs
66g
22%
Vitamin A
4µg
N/A
Vitamin B6
0.8mg
39%
Vitamin C
11mg
18%
Vitamin E
15mg
76%
Vitamin K
0.9µg
1.1%
Calcium
161mg
16%
Fiber
13g
52%
Folate (food)
161µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
161µg
40%
Iron
4mg
24%
Magnesium
256mg
64%
Monounsaturated
29g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
11mg
54%
Phosphorus
467mg
67%
Polyunsaturated
17g
N/A
Potassium
1158mg
33%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
36%
Sodium
22mg
1%
Sugars, added
15g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
27.6%
Zinc
4mg
24%

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