Banana Smoothie Pops

Do you find your bananas getting ripe way too fast in the summer? We do. And really, how much banana bread can a woman be forced to make? Since I have successfully gotten my kids on the smoothie train, I decided to try my hand at freezing some banana smoothies in the cute little mold I got at some store at some point in the last few weeks.

If I had to review the mold, I’d give it a C-. It was pretty difficult to get the smoothie pop out of the mold. It could be that it was made specifically for freezing clear liquids and not smoothies. I set the mold in warm water for about 10 seconds. Then I pulled the handle and it came out. Empty. I ended up running a knife around the edge of the mold and working the pop out with the knife and then putting it back on the handle. I won’t fail the mold completely because it has a kind of drip tray thing with a spout that would be useful for serving juice pops to small kids.

Banana Smoothie Pops (6)
2 very ripe bananas
2/3 cup yogurt of choice. I used plain, non-fat yogurt
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

1. Blend everything together until smooth.
2. Pour in mold and freeze for two or more hours.
3. Carefully remove from mold and serve

My test subject is not a huge banana fan and he had just eaten quite a large plate of Tofu with Roasted Cauliflower. He ate about a quarter of the pop, said it was good but he was full and put it back in the freezer.

I’m looking forward to trying out other pops in the mold.


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