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We always have plenty of bananas in our house and sometimes there’s a need to rescue them from the depths of going brown and overripe! Besides the usual banana bread recipe we love, these yummy Coconut and Banana Ice Blocks (aka. coconut and banana popsicles) are a great snack or party food idea. They suit all tastes and are vegan, gluten and sugar-free; banana in coconut milk is a delicious combo!
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 can coconut milk
- 2 tbsp of shredded coconut
- Place the mashed banana into the popsicle moulds, fill it up to the halfway mark, freeze for an hour or until set.
- Fill the remaining moulds with the coconut milk and sprinkle with shredded coconut. Freeze overnight.
- To remove the popsicles from the moulds, run under hot water for 10 seconds.
- Option: This recipe is 100% sugar-free, however, if you prefer something slightly sweeter, mix the banana and coconut milk together with 2 tbsp of honey and top with shredded coconut and freeze.
** Avanti Star Ice Block Moulds can be purchased >> here.
5 Banana Facts that will have you and your family eating loads of Coconut Milk and Banana Ice Blocks!
Great Source of Carbohydrates for Energy
Bananas are an excellent source of the carbohydrates in the form of natural sugars and starch.
Protein for Growth
Normal growth needs protein to help produce new cells. A small banana smoothie (150 mL milk and a half banana) as a snack or meal is an excellent source of both protein and calcium.
Vitamin B6 for Blood Health
This vitamin is needed for making red blood cells, and carrying nerve impulses.
Folate for Growth and Brain Health
The B vitamin folate is needed for proper growth and development in toddlers and is hugely beneficial for pregnant women. Half a banana will give a toddler about 15 percent of their folate needs each day.
Fibre for Digestive Health
Bananas are a great-tasting source of fibre, so even a small serving a day, especially for a young child, will help keep you regular.
The best thing about these coconut and banana ice blocks is that if you feel like something a little different, you can easily adapt the recipe to include things like berries or even choc buds. If you prefer your fruit nice and smooth, check out my Breville Boss To Go Review, it’s the perfect blender for purees and smoothies!
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Love bananas? Check out these banana jaffle recipes or this flourless white chocolate slice with orange blossom and banana!
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