Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fluffernutter Push Ups

I was craving Fluffernutter cookies but once I make a batch of those things, I can't eat just one or two and their GPS coordinates go straight to my gut and/or thighs.  Plus with it being hotter than a furnace here for what seems like decades, I wasn't up for giving the oven a workout in the heat of the day.  So why not carry on my obsession for all things push up and make these bad boys?



I wanted to make them as low cal as possible so a little experimentation went on.  Here's what you'll need for 4 push pops:

8 oz bananas, frozen and sliced
3 oz Vita Coco coconut water
2 tbsp Better N' Peanut Butter
1 tbsp PB2 powder (plain)
2/3 cup (30g) mini marshmallows

Originally these were my cast of characters...


In a personal sized blender, I added the bananas and coconut water and blended to a smooth consistency.


Like so...


Next the 2 tbsp of Better N' Peanut Butter and give it another whirl.


At this point I tasted it and it needed a little more peanut butter kick to it so I busted out the PB2 powdered peanut butter I picked up recently.  (Should be at your local health food store)  I added 1 tbsp to the smoothie and blended it well.


There should be 12 mini marshmallows per push pop container.  Add the first 4 and cover with just enough smoothie mixture to cover them and put them into the freezer.  Why?  Because if you don't, the marshmallows float!  While that's fine, you don't want to eat all of the marshmallowy goodness in the first few bites only to be sad when you get to the bottom.  Don't forget to put the smoothie mixture into the fridge to hang out while you're waiting to freeze stuff up!


When the bottoms are frozen, add the smoothie mixture to about the halfway mark, top with 4 more marshmallows and freeze.  This one will take a little longer since there's more to freeze but it should be good in 30 minutes.  Patience is a virtue people and your taste buds will thank you!


Fill up the push pop containers the rest of the way and top with the final four marshmallows, carefully put on their lids and freeze them up the rest of the way!


Then you've got some Fluffernutter goodness that will satisfy that craving, cool you off and clocks in at under 100 calories!  Take THAT 100 calorie packs!  Pffft!


Nutritional Info per push up:  Calories 95  Fat 1g  Sodium 43mg  Potassium 194mg Total Carbs 20g  Fiber 1g  Sugars 10g  Protein 2g  Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 21%  Calcium 1%  Iron 1%  Vitamin B-6  11%

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13 comments:

  1. These are awesome and the marshmallows are a great touch. I had no idea how much work it took to get them where you had them but it is worth the efforts because there is nothing like getting toward the middle and then the bottom and still getting some marshmallow treats throughout. Yummy!

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    1. Yeah it's a bit of work but it was worth it to see how much you enjoyed them. :)

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  2. These look really good! I could see MY Mr. going crazy for these. 100 calories is really good for a snack, especially one that's healthy. Can't wait to try!

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    1. They were the perfect little treat to satisfy that craving for me!

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  3. I'm not real wild about frozen desserts in general (I know, I'm a weirdo) but I bet the little guy would love these.

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  4. Wow! Great job! Those stats rock, and they look a-mazing!

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    1. I love 'em. I'll definitely keep these in full rotation!

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  5. I ordered the containers to make push-up pops after you posted that last recipe for them. Still haven't tried them, but this recipe has definitely inspired me to do so. Do you cut those bananas before you freeze them? Seems like it would be hard to cut through them after they are frozen. Just wondering....

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    1. I just break up the bananas before I freeze them. You can break them in half if you want to but I just prefer the smaller pieces to work with.

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  6. Hmmm, I don't have marshmallows, but I'll bet I could put a layer of marshmallow fluff in there with good results.

    Of course, I have to use the Dixie-cup-and-popsicle stick pop method until my budget allows for the fancy-pants push-up pop containers. They're on the list though! :)

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  8. Whoa, these look SO good. Peanut butter and bananas are awesome enough, but adding marshmallows? Even better!

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