Frozen Banana Yogurt Bites


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Yields: 12 bites

Prep Time: 15 minutes (hands-on)

Total Time: 25 minutes (hands-on); freezing time 1 hour

A super simple snack, or even dessert, that is loaded with nutrients, yet has no refined sugar, is gluten free and is a delicious healthy treat!

Ingredients

3 cups frozen banana slices

1/2 cup whole milk Greek vanilla yogurt

1 tablespoon almond milk (or preferred milk, can be rice milk if dairy and nut allergy)

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions

1. Prepare bananas by slicing 3 bananas (about 3 cups) into slices less than ¼ of an inch (makes for an easier time processing). Lay out in a large Ziploc bag and freeze overnight.

2. Place frozen banana slices, ½ cup whole milk Greek vanilla yogurt and 1 tablespoon almond milk (or preferred milk) into the food processor.

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3. Begin to process mixture. This will take time and patience. If the processor becomes stuck, stop and use a utensil to help move the pieces around and begin again. Repeat until mixture is completely smooth (can take 5-7 minutes).

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4. Spoon mixture evenly (about 1 1/2 tablespoons) into 12 muffin cups. I use silicone muffin cups, and they work extremely well. Use a spoon to lightly even out the mixture. Sprinkle a teaspoon or so of mini chocolate chips on the top of each muffin cup.

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5. Place in freezer for at least one hour. When ready to eat, remove wrapper and enjoy with a bowl and spoon, or eat with your hands! Keep in freezer until ready to eat.

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I can’t say enough good things about these little bites. From no refined sugar, to nutrients such as potassium, calcium and fiber, this is a snack that has it all. I don’t mind adding a bit of chocolate chips, as it makes this healthy bite really feel like a treat. We have used coconut flavored whole milk Greek yogurt, and the kids and I all enjoy the coconut twist. Next on the list to try is a scoop of peanut butter!

I would recommend using a full fat yogurt, as it helps balance the natural sugars in the bananas and keeps glucose levels from spiking. Plus, a healthy dose of fat satisfies and makes for a well-rounded snack.

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Now, as for eating them, I prefer to just take off the wrapper and go in for a bite. My kids, however, enjoy slowing scooping away at the edges with a spoon, as the bite still rests in the silicone wrapper. They do melt quickly as a frozen ice cream treat would, so however you choose to eat, we hope you enjoy!

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