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PASSION FRUIT POPSICLES

PASSION FRUIT POPSICLES

I workout six days a week at home, cranking the heat and humidity in my little workout room because sweat is a magical medicine for relieving stress, detoxing body, mind and soul.  This is crucial for me especially in the loooong dark winter months when I'm not much for outdoor sports (I'm so terribly afraid of heights that I'll never get on a ski lift much less try skiing down a hill).  It's the dead of winter in the chilly northeast this month, with over a foot of snow outside, and while it's beautiful to view from the window I can't help but pine for the warmth of summer.  While it may seem counterintuitive, I can't think of a better time to indulge in a tropical popsicle treat- a mini get-away, a vacation frozen in time on a stick, a nostalgic visit to carefree days, to childhood and summer sun.  If it's winter where you are, whip up a batch of these popsicles, put your coat on in the house, and enjoy!

 

PASSION FRUIT POPSICLES

(makes 12 3 ounce popsicles)

6 bananas

3-4 passion fruits (1/3 cup raspberries can be used as a substitute if you can't find passion fruit)

4 Tbsp raw almond butter

2-3 Tbsp hemp seeds (optional)

1.5-2 cups coconut water

 

Place all ingredients into you high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.  Pour into popsicle molds and freeze overnight.  Enjoy!

NOTES: I often include hemp seeds to boost the protein and healthy fat in these for my toddler, but I make them without for myself when I want a lower calorie snack- they don't affect the flavor of the popsicle whatsoever.  Also, I have the Tovolo brand star shaped popsicle molds, which have been the perfect size for everyone from adults to children as young as 1.5.  There are some newer molds on the market made of silicon that look nice too- there are tons of colors and shapes to choose from!  And one last thing... this recipe is delicious as a creamy smoothie- just be sure to use frozen bananas or add ice to make it cold and ready to drink!

 

BANANA PANCAKES

BANANA PANCAKES

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