Healthy enough for breakfast and sweet enough for dessert! These Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana Yogurt Pops are sure to please both kids and adults alike!
Am I the only one who got out of bed a little slower this morning? Between the late night fireworks, ice cold cocktails, excessive amount of grilled food, side dishes, and desserts, this little lady was feeling it’s effects this morning. Despite the grogginess and still feeling like there was a food baby growing in me, I still managed to get my run in and hopefully later this morning a nice long bike ride. After eating and drinking about 10,000 calories I’m in serious need of some exercise to help burn them off.
I’ve noticed that when I eat excessive amounts of food, especially not so healthy food, the next day I feel like I could eat just as much if not more. I don’t get it! Shouldn’t I still be stuffed from the day before? The only theory I can come up with is that I’ve stretched my stomach out so much that it now has more space and thinks it needs more food. It’s a battle between my brain saying “no more food” and my stomach saying “feed me”.
To make both my stomach and brain happy I try to eat lots of vegetables and high protein foods to keep me full longer. Since I binged on so much dessert it’s hard to go cold turkey the next day so I wean myself off the sweets with healthy popsicles like these Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana Yogurt Pops. These popsicles are basically a frozen smoothie, but I like to trick my brain into thinking they are dessert which is where turning them into popsicles comes in handy.
The popsicles are a simple combination of milk, I used almond milk, plain non-fat Greek yogurt, peanut butter, bananas, unsweetened cocoa powder, honey, and vanilla. Blend everything up in your blender then pour it into the popsicle molds. I like to let my popsicles freeze for about 30 minutes before inserting the popsicle sticks that way they don’t sink all the way to the bottom. If you’re in need a of a sweet, but healthy treat or just want a new way to consume your morning smoothie, then these Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana, Yogurt Pops are for you!