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Surprisingly healthy ingredients make up these decadent chocolate pops

Rowena Dumlao-Giardina resides in Italy, cooking and photographing her family's interesting meals on Apron and Sneakers. After moving to Italy in 1999 from the Philippines, she has traveled extensively around the country and the rest of ...

Frozen chocolaty treats that taste too good to be healthy (Spoiler: They're full of avocado and banana)

These frozen treats might seem decadent, but they're actually packed full of nutritious ingredients.

If there is a picky eater in the house, they won't even think they are eating fresh bananas and avocados together, because the bananas are disguised as chocolate, while the avocado, which is very mild in flavor, is combined with almond milk.

Avocado is incredibly rich in vitamins and minerals and has zero cholesterol. Because of these high-nutritional values, it is considered a superfood. A banana, on the other hand, is also a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals, especially potassium and fibers that help regulate digestion.

So a bite of these frozen fruit pops not only refreshes but also provides our bodies with an incredible amount of vitamins and minerals.

Frozen chocolaty treats that taste too good to be healthy (Spoiler: They're full of avocado and banana)

Chocolate-avocado pops recipe

Not only are these avocado and banana-chocolate frozen pops beautifully layered, but they are also delicious and a rich source of vitamins and minerals.

Yields 6

Prep time: 10 minutes | Inactive time: 7 hours or more | Total time: 7 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened chocolate powder
  • 2 cups almond milk, divided
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled

Directions:

  1. In a blender, combine the banana, 1 cup of almond milk and the chocolate, and blend until smooth. Pour halfway into the pop molds, and freeze them for 2 hours.
  2. After rinsing the blender, combine the avocado and the remaining almond milk, and blend until smooth. Pour into the pop molds, and add the tops or sticks. Freeze for 5 hours or until they become hard.

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