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What I Ate Wednesday: Beat the Heat

Here we are again, another rendition of What I Ate Wednesday- Summer Staples!

We think that everyone will agree with us in saying that summer is the season for frozen treats.  Ice cream, Popsicles, ice cream sandwiches, the list goes on!

What better way to beat the heat than with a cold, delicious treat?

And while these frozen goodies are often super-yummy, they’re also not always the healthiest snack.  Of course, they’re fine once in a while, but when we’re in the middle of a month-long heat wave, you’ve gotta have something to cool you off on a daily basis!

You also want something quick and easy because nobody wants to spend a beautiful summer day inside the kitchen!

Enter Chocolate-Protein Banana Pops.

These little bites of heaven were the perfect summer treat!  We had a friend over yesterday, and these were just the thing we needed to accompany a lazy afternoon by the pool!

We sprinkled some of ours with sea salt, some with coconut, and the general consensus was that both were equally delicious! Did you really expect us to actually make a decision between the two?  😉

A dose of protein in the form of a chocolatey shell, enclosing a sweet, creamy banana centre.  

We’re nearing the end of summer, folks, so take advantage of the last of our beautiful warm weather, make these frozen little treats, and savour the season 🙂

And of course don’t forget to head on over to visit Jenn at Peas and Crayons to check out the other What I Ate Wednesday participants!

Chocolate Protein Banana Pops

Prep: 10 min

Freeze: 2 hours

Serves: 2-3 people


2 bananas, quartered
1/4 c. chocolate protein powder
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsp milk

sea salt (optional)
unsweetened flaked coconut (optional)


Chop your banana into 4 equal-sized pieces.

In a small bowl, mix the protein powder and cocoa powder together.  Add maple syrup and milk and stir until you have a thick, pudding-like consistency.

Roll each banana piece in the chocolate mixture until evenly coated- be prepared to get a little messy!

Place each piece on a sheet of wax paper, insert tooth picks into the top, and sprinkle with desired garnish.

Place in the freezer for 2 hours or until frozen.


What is your favourite summer treat?