The Fit Foodie Shares Her Insta-Worthy Choc Banana Pops Recipe

They taste as good as they look.

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Image via LOVE MOVE EAT by Sally O’Neil

If scouring the Internet for healthy desserts is your favourite pastime, let us save you the hours. Our friend and nutritionist, Sally O’Neil aka The Fit Foodie has shared one of her easiest and healthiest but most satisfying recipes, the choc banana pops.

“I’ve heard way too many people say they’re scared of eating bananas because they’re full of carbs and sugar that will make them fat. You only have to Google The Banana Girl to know that’s not true (though I don’t personally recommend eating 30 bananas a day).

Eat a banana and say hello to nutrients, antioxidants and resistant starch that fills you up without filling you out. The riper the banana the more sugar it contains, so unless you need a hit of glycogen post-workout, go for ones that are yellow and unblemished. Freeze them, cover them in yummy stuff, and you’ve got one hella-good snack.”

– Sally O’Neil from LOVE MOVE EAT

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You may have seen these cute fruit skewers plastered across your Instagram feed. Well, guess what, they taste as good as they look. Here’s how to make them.

Frozen Choc Banana Pops

makes 6
prep time 10 minutes (plus freezing)

Ingredients

3 bananas
1 cup 90% dark chocolate or leftover basic raw chocolate (see page 205)
1 tablespoon tahini (optional)
topping ideas: ½ cup chopped nuts (such as hazelnuts, pistachios), shredded coconut, rose petals, cacao nibs, caramel sauce (recipe in LOVE MOVE EAT), tahini, orange rind, matcha green tea powder, bee pollen

Method

  1. Line a baking tray or large plate with baking paper.
  2. Peel the bananas and cut them in half widthwise.
  3. Push a popsicle stick into each banana half from the flat cut side.
  4. Melt the chocolate however you like, then dip in the bananas or drizzle the chocolate over the bananas.
  5. Sprinkle each banana pop with your fave topping idea so that they stick to the chocolate.
  6. Place the pops on the baking paper, then drizzle with tahini (if using).
  7. Freeze for at least 3 hours before serving.
  8. Workout buddy Bananas protect against muscle cramps during workouts by fuelling your body with potassium. Eat one before a sweat sesh for a hit of energy.

Recipes extracted from LOVE MOVE EAT by Sally O’Neil, Bauer Books, rrp: $34.99. Available where all good books are sold www.the-fitfoodie.com and www.magshop.com.au.

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Growing up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with a love of the outdoors, Georgia has always led an active lifestyle. She has a passion for health, fitness and fashion, and loves to travel and try new things. Along with her position at Sporteluxe, Georgia works as a fit model for global fashion brands including Bassike and Christopher Esber, combining her interest in fashion with her dedication to healthy living. She graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Media (PR and Advertising) and initially pursued the public relations field but was always drawn to journalism due to her love of reading and writing. For Georgia, life is about balance. She leads an active and fulfilled lifestyle and nourishes her mind and body but won't shy away from a burger and wine!