We all know it’s important to refuel properly after a hardcore workout. But who says that you can’t refuel and have a little fun at the same time? These recovery popsicles have the right balance of carbs, protein, and fat to help you replenish what you’ve lost during your sweat session. They taste like a decadent summer dessert, but won’t undo all the hard work you did in the gym.
If you’re looking to up the recovery factor even more, you can toss in a scoopful of your favorite protein powder before freezing. Protein is key to helping your muscles and body recover after a good, hard workout.
Peanut Butter Banana Recovery Popsicles
Makes about 8 popsicles (depending on your mold)
- 1 cup 2% Greek yogurt
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup cow’s, nut, or soy milk
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Place all ingredients in the carafe of a blender and blend until well-mixed and smooth.
- Pour into popsicle molds or pour into small cups, then cover with aluminum foil and insert a popsicle stick.
- Freeze until solid, about four hours.
Serving Size: 1 popsicle | Servings Per Recipe: About 8
Nutrition Per Serving: 154 calories, 8.8g fat (1.6g sat, 1.0 poly, 2.0 mono), 12.2g carbs (1.4g fiber, 8.4g sugars), 7.2g protein
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Cassie Johnston is an award-winning food writer and recipe developer living and working in Southern Indiana. Her work has been feature in national publications such as Gourmet Magazine and The Huffington Post. Cassie’s a big fan of strenuous hikes, cheese, watching sports, Brussels sprouts, and craft beer, and she’ll talk your ear off about her love of local food and seasonal eating. She’s obsessed with social media and loves connecting with new friends—you can follow her on Twitter: @backtoherroots.