Frozen Banana Pops are simple to make, delicious and healthy. Sweet ripe bananas cut in half and inserted onto a wooden stick, then spread with vanilla yogurt and rolled in Grape Nuts cereal. Eaten frozen.

Frozen Bananas PopsPrep Time: 10 min
Freeze Time: 90 min
Ready In: 1 hr, 40 min

Servings: 6

3 medium Ripe Bananas
4 oz carton of Fat-free Vanilla Yogurt
½ cup Grape Nuts cereal

Peel bananas and cut in half crosswise. Insert a wooden stick into the flat end of each banana half. Using a small spatula spread some of the yogurt onto the sides of each banana half and immediately roll in the Grape Nuts. Place on a waxed-paper lined baking sheet and freeze firm. Once frozen, wrap each banana in plastic wrap and insert into a self-sealing plastic bag. Eat frozen.

Tips & Notes
Children and adults alike love sweet, nutritious bananas. Since bananas come neatly packed in their own wrapper, they are very portable. They may be eaten in their whole form, sliced into fruit salad or mashed and added to muffin and bread recipes. Frozen bananas can be added to smoothies in place of yogurt or ice cream.
Bananas are known for their high potassium content, with over 400 mg potassium in a single medium-size banana. According to Colorado State University Extension, potassium is necessary for good nerve and muscle function as well as for maintaining a healthy balance of fluids in the body. The potassium in bananas can help prevent muscle cramps after exercise.
Bananas are naturally fat and cholesterol free. Use mashed bananas to substitute for some or all of the butter or oil when making cookies, for example, for a healthier treat.
Bananas are easy to digest. When you’re sick with a virus or indigestion, bananas can be an appealing way to get some important nutrients into your system without upsetting your stomach.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 106
Total Fat: 0g
Saturated Fat: 0.1g
Cholesterol: 1mg
Sodium: 75mg
Total Carbohydrates: 25g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Protein: 3g


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