Peanut Butter, Banana Smoothie Popsicles with Chocolate Chips

by Meri on July 22, 2014

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We’ve been on a frozen treat kick around here experimenting with frozen yogurt pops with fresh fruit. As we were enjoying our last creation, Frozen Yogurt Popsicles with Berries, Poppie suggested we try Peanut Butter Smoothie pops. Then she turned with excitement in her eyes and exclaimed, “I have a great idea!!! We could add chocolate chips to it!” That is truly a good idea and so I introduce to you the first recipe developed by one of my kids at the ripe old age of- 4. I couldn’t be more thrilled about her ideas! Pretty impressive. 

As they ate, I asked all three of them if they thought the popsicles were good, delicious or very delicious. We got 3 very delicious votes so there you go. Created and judged by 4 year olds. 

I love treats that include nutritious ingredients. It can be a challenge to get 5 to 9 fruits and vegetables in each day especially with picky kids. This is just one more way to get in some fruit. They still get something sweet but you get the bonus of nutrients from bananas, peanut butter and milk. Not to mention it’s a great balance between protein and sugar vs. a high sugar treat. It’s a win-win. 

Try this one out with your kids and see what you think…

Peanut Butter, Banana Smoothie Popsicle with Chocolate Chips

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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups milk (can replace with soy, rice, coconut, or almond milk)
  2. 2 bananas
  3. 2 to 3 tablespoons Peanut Butter (depending on your taste)
  4. 2 to 3 teaspoons honey (depending on how sweet you want them)
  5. 1/3 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender except chocolate chips and blend until smooth. Taste the smoothie and adjust for Peanut Butter flavor and sweetness.
  2. Place 4 to 5 chocolate chips to the bottom of your popsicle mold. Pour half way with the smoothie.
  3. Place the remainder of your smoothie in the refrigerator. Freeze the molds for about 20 minutes or until the smoothie begins to harden.
  4. Take molds out of the freezer and add about 4 to 5 more chocolate chips to the center. Fill the remainder of the molds to the top with the smoothie mixture, place the handles on and freeze over night.
  5. If you have smoothie left over enjoy in a cup!
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Marcia July 23, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Meri I think my boys would be ALL OVER these. Well, not sure about Daniel. He had his first peanut butter today. I’m not sure why we waited, only because we did with Nick. We have no history of nut allergies and most doctors don’t even recommend waiting.

Ah well, sorry that was a tangent. I made chocolate peanut butter banana smoothies for breakfast. :)

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Meri July 23, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Give it a try! My kids are really liking the big chunks of fruit or chocolate chips in these popsicles- some sort of strange seek and find! :-)

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