Healthy Enough for Breakfast, Sweet Enough for Dessert!

Hello There!

I don’t know about you, but I can almost never turn down dessert…especially if it’s ice cream, or some kind of frozen treat. So now that we’re moving into the hot summer months, I want to share with you a cool, healthy snack alternative that complements most sweet tooth desires: Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana, Yogurt Pops. Yes-almost all of the ingredients are listed right there in its title and yes-they are as perfectly balanced and delicious as they sound.

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I originally found the Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana, Yogurt Pops recipe from Danae on her healthy recipe blog, Recipe Runnerafter trolling Pinterest for healthy summer snacks. Right away the title caught my eye (all of my favorite things in one popsicle?!) and knew that it would be perfect for this week’s Sunday Snacks edition-it’s quick and easy to make, healthy and wholesome, and something cool and refreshing for any “Sunday Funday” you might have this summer!

Prep time for this recipe is only 10 minutes so you can make them (without stress) when you get home from work and-in three easy steps-this sweet and delicious treat will be ready for you before bed or after your morning miles as something to cool yourself off with (in lieu of a smoothie)! This particular recipe yields 8 popsicles, so feel free to double your ingredients if you are making them for a larger gathering or summer party.

Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana, Yogurt Pop Ingredients:

  • 1 & 1/2 – 2 large bananas
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

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Other Items Needed:

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Popsicle molds (the ones I used are from Bed, Bath. & Beyond, but you can use any mold with wooden popsicle sticks, too)
  • Blender (or some other variation: Ninja, NutriBullet, etc.)

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Instructions:

  1. Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until mixture is smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into the popsicle mold and place the sticks/holder in place. If you are using traditional wooden popsicle sticks, freeze the pops for about 30 minutes before placing the stick in so it stands up straight).
  3. Freeze the popsicles for about 4 hours, or until frozen. Enjoy!!

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Now all you have to do is get out there, grab a friend or two, move with intention and get your sweat on, and come home to this refreshingly, cool treat to snack on…you more than earned it!

On a separate note, have you ever read through my “Current Goals” section?  If not, please check it out and make sure to tune back in tomorrow for a special post-I want to share some exciting news with you about my training! In the meantime, I’d love to hear from you-what are some of YOUR current health, wellness, and fitness goals? As I continue to  accomplish more and add new challenges to my list, I’m curious about what you all are striving for. If you are willing, share some of your big and bold or small and hard goals below in the comment section to inspire me and others or tweet at me: @meggielukes (with the hashtag #MegInTheMeantime for good measure). Can’t wait to hear from you!

Happy Sunday to you all,
-Meg

3 thoughts on “Healthy Enough for Breakfast, Sweet Enough for Dessert!

  1. Dani says:

    First off these sound delicious! Second I’m super proud of you for your recent 5k time! You’re doing great! I totally feel that falling back in love with running. Weird to say but sometimes you just need that break period.

    Last but not least to answer your question about summer goals… My goal for the summer is to train for my first sprint tri in September. I would be lying if I said I was totally confident that it will go smoothly. Here’s to a summer of learning how to swim properly and how to bike ride down hills without being petrified.

    Keep up the great work!

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    • melucas7 says:

      Dani, thank you so much for the healthy recipe love AND for the encouragement and support on my 5K PR–that means so much coming from a 3x marathoner, like yourself!! Your easy, effective, and efficient active stretching technique has completely changed the way I feel during my runs in the most positive way-so thank you!

      I’m also so glad that you shared your big goal of competing in a sprint tri in September–this is so exciting! I’d love to chat more about what kinds of new training and workouts you’ll be incorporating for this new fitness challenge. Keep it up, girl…you’re going to crush it! 🙂

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