A crunchy, frozen treat that kids will love to eat! These frozen banana yogurt crunch pops are a perfect make-ahead recipe idea for an after school snack and are a healthy treat for summer.
There’s nothing quite like a cool treat on a hot summer day. And these frozen banana crunch pops are the perfect treat! They’re made with just a handful of ingredients – bananas, yogurt, pistachios, unsweetened shredded coconut, and granola – and they’re frozen in no time. Plus, they’re a healthy snack option that both kids and adults will love.
Why Pistachios Are The Perfect Topper for These Popsicles
Pistachios are the perfect topper for these popsicles because they provide a crunchy contrast to the smooth frozen banana. But on top of this, pistachios are really good for you!
Pistachios are a good source of protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals, making them a nutritious addition to any diet.
Here are some more reasons why we love pistachios on this frozen banana crunch treat:
Pistachios contain heart-healthy unsaturated fats. These types of fats can help to lower LDL cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Pistachios are also a good source of fiber. Fiber can help to promote regularity, maintain bowel health, and keep you feeling full after eating.
Finally, pistachios are rich in vitamins and minerals including potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6, and copper. These nutrients are important for maintaining bone health, blood pressure regulation, and energy production.
Why We Love Unsweetened Shredded Coconut On These Frozen Banana Pops
Coconut is a natural source of energy and provides a host of health benefits. When consumed in its unsweetened form, coconut can help boost metabolism, improve digestion and promote weight loss.
Did you know that coconut is rich in fiber? Yes!
Coconut is a versatile food in the sense it can be added to both sweet and savory dishes. It can be added to smoothies, yogurt, cereal or oatmeal.
Why We Greek Yogurt On Our Frozen Banana Crunch Pops
Greek yogurt has twice the protein of regular yogurt and is an excellent source of calcium, vitamin B12, and even phosphorus. Eating Greek yogurt will provide you with a good source of protein and it can help you feel full longer. If that wasn’t enough, it’s also a good source of vitamins like calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin B12. Greek yogurt can also help you maintain a healthy weight.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I Have to Add The Coconut?
Nope! These frozen banana treats have plenty of crunch with just the pistachios. If you’re looking for an alternative you could add a drizzle of melted dark chocolate and/or sprinkles!
How Long Will Frozen Banana Yogurt Crunch Pops Be Good For?
Frozen bananas are a delicious, healthy snack that can be enjoyed all year round. But how long will these banana crunch pops last in the freezer? The average shelf life of a frozen banana is about three months. However, if you store them properly, they can last up to six months.
Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your frozen banana crunch popsicles:
Wrap each banana crunch popsicle individually in plastic wrap or place them in a freezer-safe container. This step can help to prevent your popsicles from sticking together and the bananas becoming mushy.
Label the container with the date so you know when you need to use them up by.
Try to eat them within a month or two for the best quality. After that, they may start to lose some of their flavor and their texture as well.
If you make these yummy popsicles, be sure to snap a picture and tag us on social media!
Nutrition Tip: Bananas are an excellent source of potassium and magnesium, nutrients that have been shown to lower blood pressure and risk of heart disease.
Banana Crunch Popsicles
- 2 bananas cut in half
- 1/4 cup pistachios shelled, chopped
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup lowfat vanilla Greek yogurt
- 4 popsicle sticks
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix pistachios and coconut in shallow bowl.
- Insert popsicle stick into each half of banana, roll in Greek yogurt then in pistachio/coconut mixture.
- Place coated bananas on baking sheet. Freeze for two hours or until firm.