Peanut Butter Banana Pops

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Nothing says summer more deliciously than a popsicle. But most commercial pops, which are basically frozen sweet water, can be diet-slayers because they’re high in sugars and low in any kind of nutritional value. We have the solution. This installment of Nutrisystem’s The Dish with Deanna shows you how to make a smooth and refreshing popsicle out of ingredients we love—peanut butter and bananas—that will scratch your itch for something cool and sweet while keeping you on-program at the same time. Our Peanut Butter Banana Pops will provide you with one PowerFuel and one-half SmartCarb. Make a batch so you’ll have some on-hand to share, because they go fast! Here’s how to make them.

Recipe: Peanut Butter & Banana Pops

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 medium bananas
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • On the Nutrisystem progam, one popsicle counts as:
    1 PowerFuel
    1/2 SmartCarb (Pair with ½ cup of fruit for a full SmartCarb)
    1 Limited Extra

Directions:

  1. Add all the ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend mixture until you achieve a nice, creamy texture.
  3. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze overnight.

Transcript:

Hi. I’m Deanna Otranto with Nutrisystem. Today, I’m going to show you how to prepare some peanut butter and banana popsicles that are a really delicious, refreshing treat, perfect for summer, without any of the guilt. All you’ll need to prepare this really simple recipe is three quarter cups of cold water [0:00:20], one tablespoon of honey, two medium bananas, and a quarter cup of peanut butter. You’ll also want to have about four popsicle molds on hand, because this recipe makes four [0:00:30] servings.

To make this recipe, you’ll add the water, the peanut butter, and the honey to the blender, and then the two bananas, and then you’re just going to blend these ingredients [0:00:40] until you get a nice, creamy consistency, and the bananas are absorbed in the mixture. [0:00:50] Once you’ve gotten that creamy consistency you’re looking for, just pour them into the molds, and then you’re going to put these in the freezer overnight. [0:01:00] Once you pull your popsicles out of the fridge, this is what they’ll look like, and it’s a really refreshing treat you can enjoy all summer long, so I suggest you prepare them in bulk, so that they’re always accessible [0:01:10] whenever the sweet treat cravings hit.

Do you have a favorite Nutrisystem recipe? Share it with us on Facebook or Twitter. I’m Deanna Otranto with Nutrisystem. [0:01:20]