RECIPE: Cocoa Nib Banana Pops

Simple, stylish, satisfying dessert. These frozen treats will curb any ice cream inkling!

Healthy enough to have as a snack. Fewer grams a sugar than a LaraBar and full of flavor!

YOU WILL NEED:

2 bananas

~ 1/2 cup almond butter

~ 1/2 cup cocoa nibs (could use chocolate chips if you are feeling naughty or coco powder with a dash of cayenne if you’re feeling spicy)

flat wooden skewers or popsicle sticks

piece of parchment paper

small flat bowl or plate

knife for spreading nut butter

a freezer or fridge

Banana Nibs2INSTRUCTIONS:

Peel 2 bananas and break in half.

Stab flat end of bananas with sticks

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Quickly* Smear nut butter around each banana (does not have to be uniform)

Quickly* Roll each banana in cocoa nibs (does not need to be uniform)

Place on parchment paper and place in freezer for 10-15 minutes.

Store in fridge or freezer depending on how cool you are (or your texture preference.)

*If you get too in to the smearing and rolling, your banana will fall off the stick

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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