I’ve been going through a bit of drought, financially speaking, for a few months now. I’m about to be the sole income earner in our humble abode. In September I’ll be supporting my better half T, as he hauls his 35-year-old buns back to school to get his teaching degree (hooray!). We are also saving for a wedding in December (hooray again!). And continuing to pay off my student debt- almost a half a decade later (boo!). We’re also still in recovery mode after the whole “economic crisis” thing left many people (T included) unemployed for certain periods of time (boo, hiss!).
As a result of my financial short-comings, I’ve learned to cut back on certain luxury products (ahem, $7.00 pints of vegan coconut icecream), and make do by, well, making them myself.
You know what they say, when life gives you lemons overripe bananas-make lemondade homemade banana pops!
These cool little gems save me precious dollars and cents when I need a frozen treat fix. The banana creates a creamy texture- kind of reminiscent of fudgesicles. Only they are non-dairy and wallet-friendly.
Here’s how to make em’:
2 frozen bananas (unfrozen works too, but takes longer to freeze)
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 cup of almond milk (or milk of choice)
Blend the ingredients together until they reach a smooth, creamy texture. Try not to drink it (it makes a very satisfying milkshake if you succumb to temptation), and pour into frozen popsicle molds. If you are interested, I got mine for a buck at a dollar store. Freeze until they is done.
Makes about 4 pops.
Right, well- that’s all for today folks. Check back tomorrow when I will be posting the homemade goodies I’m making my friend Edie for her b-day!