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Carob Banana Pops

Raw Diet Recipe

If you love fudgesicles, give these raw diet carob banana pops a try - you may be delightfully surprised.

Carob Banana Pops

Ingredients

Large ripe bananas
Raw carob powder
Almonds soaked 12-24 hours (optional)
Water
Popsicle Sticks

Recipe Directions

Chop nuts in food processor.

Mix carob powder and nuts, in tall cup adding water until you have a thick, creamy consistency.

Cut bananas in half, insert stick into cut end of banana halves and dip in carob nut mixture.

Place "pops" on wax paper or plastic wrap in freezer until frozen and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Excess carob nut mixture can be frozen, then thawed out for next batch.

Nutrition Nibbles

In addition to not having the negative effects of chocolate, carob is very nutritious. Carob contains as much Vitamin B1 as asparagus or strawberries. As much niacin as lima beans, lentils, or peas. More Vitamin A than eggplant, asparagus, and beets. It also contains Vitamin B2, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and the trace minerals iron, manganese, chromium, copper, and nickel. It contains approximately 8 percent protein and is a good source of fiber. Compared to chocolate, carob is three times richer in calcium, has one third less calories and seventeen times less fat.