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Freckled Vanilla Ghost Icy Poles

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    Serves 12

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    Frozen bananas become creamy icy poles in this healthy treat.

    4 bananas
    1 vanilla bean
    1 cup (250 ml) thick, plain unsweetened yoghurt
    1 1/2 Tbsp (30 ml) honey
    1/4 cup (60 ml) desiccated coconut
    12 blueberries, 12 chocolate chips, or a mix of both

    Peel bananas and cut into thirds. Insert icy pole stick or toothpick into each piece. Arrange on baking tray and place in freezer. Freeze for at least 30 minutes, or overnight.

    Slit open vanilla bean and scrape out seeds with spoon. Combine seeds with yoghurt and honey in a mug. Place coconut on small plate.

    Remove bananas from freezer and dip in yoghurt mixture to coat. Use spoon to cover completely. Roll bananas in coconut. Decorate with blueberries or chocolate chips for eyes. Return bananas to baking tray and place in freezer for at least 30 minutes.

    Each serving contains: 331 kilojoules; 2 g protein; 2 g total fat (1 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 16 g total carbohydrates (10 g sugars, 2 g fibre); 17 mg sodium

    source: "Cooking with Kids", alive Australia #22, Summer 2014

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