Second recipe is yet another sweet treat. I hope you love sweets because you’ll see a lot of them here 😉
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I love me some banana ice cream, so I thought I’d bring it to my blog in popsicle form! I bought some cute silicone moulds online the other day – along with a waffle maker (!!!), and I immediately put them to good use. The ones I got are very small in size. Like, very small. Miniature popsicles. So definitely double (or triple) the ingredients if you intend to replicate them.
The main ingredient in this recipe is bananas. They’re a good source of B6, manganese, vitamic C, potassium and so on. But most of all, they’re what I truly believe to be a magic food. The creaminess of banana ice cream is simply astoundingly magical and delicious.
And they’re even better when paired with some awesome superfoods like Your Superfoods’ mixes, to bring these yummy treats to an even higher level.
I used two of their products in this recipe:
- the Muscle Power mix, a complete plantbased 60% protein mix that contains all essential amino acids and additional energy boosting superfoods – maca and Lucia
- the Chocolate Lover mix, an excellent source of antioxidants, essential omega 3 fatty acids and vitamins thanks to its awesome ingredients – cacao, carob, coconut, chia seeds and lucuma
I wouldn’t recommend a brand unless I truly enjoyed their products, message and ethics. Your Superfoods far exceeded my expectations. The taste of these two mixes is incredible, their health benefits even more. To top it all off, their products are 100% vegan and they support children suffering from severe malnutrition around the world, thanks to their partnership with Action Against Hunger.
One tip I highly suggest is using ripe bananas, which are easier to digest and have higher levels of antioxidants. When fully ripened, they also produce a substance (TNF -Tumor Necrosis Factor) that provides them with anti-cancer qualities.
The greatness of the filling alone wasn’t enough for me, so I added even more deliciousness with a chocolate magic shell and a sprinkle of chopped hazelnuts ♥
↠ yields 4 mini popsicles
- 1 ½ big or 2 small ripe bananas
- ½ tbsp Muscle Powder Mix (or your own mix of plant protein, maca and/or lucuma)
- 1 tbsp Chocolate Lover Mix (or your own mix of cacao, carob, coconut and/or lucuma)
- 3 tsp virgin coconut oil
- 2 tsp cacao/cocoa powder
- 2 tsp pure maple syrup (optional)
- handful of hazelnuts
- Freeze the bananas overnight or for at least 5 to 6 hours beforehand.
- Once they’ve frozen, cut them up into bite-sized pieces and add them into a food processor or a high-speed blender, to make the ‘banana ice cream’ filling. Blend until thoroughly mixed and creamy, scraping down the sides every now and then.
- Scoop half of the mixture into a bowl and set aside in the freezer. Add 1/2 tbsp of Muscle Powder Mix into the rest of the mixture in the food processor. Mix until combined and fill the upper part of the silicone popsicle moulds with the filling.
- Without cleaning the food processor, add in the banana ice cream that was set aside in freezer, along with 1 tbsp of Chocolate Lover Mix. Process and fill up the rest of the moulds with the chocolate mixture.
- Place the silicone mould into the freezer and let the popsicles set for at least 3 to 4 hours.
- To make the chocolate magic shell, add 2 tsp of cacao/cocoa powder, 3 tsp of melted virgin coconut oil and optionally 1-2 tsp of pure maple syrup into a small bowl or jar. Mix until evenly combined.
- Take out the popsicles and drizzle them with the magic shell, which will set immediately. Sprinkle some chopped hazelnuts on top.
- Serve immediately or store in the freezer.