(for post exercise recovery purposes mainly!)
RECOVERY POPS RECIPE: 1 -2 per day (pre/post exercise or simply as a mid morning or afternoon treat)
5 small over-ripe bananas
650ml electrolyte drink double strength (regular strength if using bananas due to their sweetness)
6 scoops NAC (N-acetylcysteine) - 1 scoop contains 930mg NAC & it's a teeny scoop. NAC has so many uses but primarily here I'm supporting Mood, Immune, Cardio.
2 teaspoons Vit C powder (I use Naturopaths Own)
Blend the whole lot together - needs to be yoghurt like consistency. This made 12 of my moulds plus a 500ml container (only because I only have 12 moulds!). The moulds I use I got from K-Mart ages ago. Yes they are plastic. No they're not ideal. Yes at some stage I will look for another option. Took me about 15 minutes from start to finish including cleaning the blender.
And here's one for the ice cream lovers -it's dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, egg-free, Paleo friendly and can be made low FODMAPS. This is from Vanessa Hitch - Naturopath at seekvitality.com
1 x 400ml can of organic coconut cream
2 x bananas
2 heaped tablespoons of organic cocoa powder
¼ - ½ cup of ONE of these sugar alternatives (start with ¼ cup and increase to personal taste): Agave syrup or Xylitol or Natvia or Maple syrup or Honey.
Blend all the ingredients together using a powerful blender until smooth. NB: If using Xylitol or Natvia, dissolve first in a little boiling water.
Using an ice cream maker - just pour the mixture in and turn it on for 10-20 minutes and ‘presto’ delicious and nutritious chocolate ice-cream.
If you don’t have an ice-cream maker, you’ll need to place the mixture in a bowl and place in the freezer. Take it out every ½ hour and beat/mix/blend, then place back in the freezer. Repeat this for 3-4 hours.