New Normal … PB & Banana pops

Here in Canada, the media has coined the phrase “new normal” for the social isolation that has become a daily life. I recently read some provinces have cancelled Christmas festivities already, medical officers anticipating that this “new normal” will last 8 months or more. On the other hand I have also read other news stations are saying this lock down will be soon lifted… I don’t think anyone really knows what is going on.

Pour out all your worries and stress upon him and leave them there, for he always tenderly cares for you

1 Peter 5:7-9

Personally the idea of another 8 months of social isolation …not fond of the idea. But I could handle a few more months, lets just say June July, Aug… Can you tell I have long since reached vacay mode. Hot sun, backyard Patio, umbrella, bare feet. If you have not yet reached vacay mode – let me help ease you down the yellow brick road : listen to the sound of my voice : Peanut butter, Chocolate and banana.

Oh Yes Elvis had the combo right- just not the method. Stick to singing big guy … Imagine frosty peanut butter banana pop dipped in chocolate and topped with sprinkles or chopped nuts… YUP that is what I’m talking about – God given combo is perfect for hot summer day in social isolation. No guilt- because its fresh fruit- not loaded sugar like in regular dairy ice creams. Plus its your governmental duty not to be near others – so no sharing right?!?

Peanut Butter Banana Pops

  • 12 oz favourite plain or vanilla non dairy yogurt
  • 2 large bananas
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup chocolate for melting (what ever your fav vegan brand)
  • Toppings like sprinkles, peanuts or vegan cookie crumbles

Purée the banana and peanut butter until smooth. Pour into moulds. Freeze solid. Prepare topping on shallow dish and set aside. Prepare a cookie sheet – line it with parchment. Melt chocolate over double boiler until smooth. Quickly remove pops from moulds and dip in chocolate the topping of choice. Place on parchment and replace in freezer until fully solid. Individually Wrap plastic wrap the pops to keep fresh.

ENJOY!

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