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Looking for a delicious post-workout snack??

Of course you are, it’s the beginning of the New Year and everyone just joined the gym. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the fact that New Year’s resolutioners (as I like to call them) are motivated to get their booties back in the gym and make a healthy change in their lives…but it takes me over an hour to get a freakin’ elliptical machine!!  I can’t complain though, it’s such a great feeling to see the gym packed with so many new faces and I only hope they continue on this healthy path, I truly do.

I just wish they’d share…..just one.

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So now what are these mini delights??  Well only the best thing my lips have tasted since I gave up my beloved Reeses peanut butter cups.  No unfortunately chocolate isn’t included, but hey, dipping is always welcomed!  These are such a great little post-workout treats as they are packed with tons of fiber, protein and little fat to provide long-lasting energy as well as restoring and repairing your muscles after a long workout.  They also happen to be only 27 calories per piece!

The filling is a mixture of mashed banana, vanilla Greek yogurt and all-natural peanut butter in between two slices of banana.  Place them all on a cookie sheet and pop them in your freezer prior to heading to the gym and you’ve got the perfect snack upon your return home!  Oh and they just so happen to taste crazy delicious too, so that’s of course an added bonus.

RECIPE

Post-Workout Banana Bites

Recipe adapted from Fit Sugar

Yield: 6 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 5 bananas
  • 2 oz. vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp all-natural peanut butter

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mash one banana and whisk together with Greek yogurt and creamy peanut butter; set aside.
  2. Slice bananas into half-inch thick slices and lay out on a cookie sheet.
  3. Spread an even amount of peanut butter mixture over top of the slices and place another slice on top. If the bananas start sliding around, feel free to add a bit more peanut butter simply to make the mixture thicker.
  4. Place cookie sheet in the freezer for a minimum of 2 hours and enjoy after your long workout!

Notes

Serving Size: 4 pieces • Calories: 110 • Fat: 1.6 g • Carbs: 23.6 g • Fiber: 2.7 g • Protein: 2.5 g • WW Points+: 3 pts

If you make this recipe, share a photo on Instagram and tag it #EatYourselfSkinny . I love seeing what you made!

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  1. Rachel says:

    Idea! Sprinkle a little cocoa powder over them to get the chocolate taste 🙂 Or even better – maybe some chocolate protein powder.

  2. Chocolate protein powder is a great idea! I was thinking the same thing 🙂

  3. Kelly Ann says:

    These sound absolutely delicious!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  4. I agree on being proud of all the new people at the gym, but it is most annoying that I now have to get to my group fitness classes at least 30 minutes prior to class now, otherwise there won’t be any room! I hate to admit it, but I won’t be upset when some of them stop coming…

  5. Courtney says:

    These look delicious! I have a similar recipe to this except much more unhealthy, haha.

  6. so cute!!!

  7. These are precious! Love that the serving size is 4 and all the stats. Great idea!

  8. A.M. says:

    Hi Kelly! I am new to your blog and WOW do these (and that Shepherd’s pie below) sound DELICIOUS! I am a fellow Caps fan as well as a new follower 🙂

    Thanks for the great healthy snacks–can’t wait to try these:)
    xoxo Alex

  9. Lisa says:

    looks so yummy!

  10. What a shame, I have 2 nanas with no purpose right now. I wonder if the Mr will miss the yogurt? 🙂

  11. Gina says:

    so cute and they look delish!

  12. These look so yummy!!! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Marina D says:

    These are too cute for words! You’re a genius my friend 🙂

  14. What a yummy treat! A tiny drizzle of chocolate, and you have the perfect dessert 🙂
    Hope you had a great holiday!

    • Jean Lessig says:

      These will bowl over my daughter – she is really into working out, and her favorite fruits (grapes, bananas, etc) get put in the freezer. I’ve also had gastric bypass surgery so I”m keeping my calories down and concentrating my protein. The greek yogurt is great for that. Although a very light drizzle of dark chocolate would never go awry here! Thanks for the tips – will be checking out the site more often!

  15. Protein powder on top is a great idea! These bites are perfect post workout 🙂

  16. Oh that looks delicious lovely lady. I will have to try that one!

    xx

  17. Jin says:

    YUM- this is my kind of snack!!

  18. You can never go wrong with peanut butter and bananas!

  19. That looks so yummy! I just made a peanut butter and banana frozen yogurt and it was delicious. I bet this would taste just like it! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    -Jessica (Sew In Love)

  20. Val says:

    Perfect little bites.

  21. Megan says:

    After drooling over this recipe, I decided I HAD to make these last night. To make it easy on myself, I used a plastic bag for piping the mixer onto the bananas. I, of course, tasted the filling by itself, and Oh Lord, it’s awesome. However, after freezing they were really hard to eat, literally. Instead of these for a post-work out snack, I may use the same recipe and turn it into a frozen yogurt. Thanks for the great recipe ideas!

  22. Stacy says:

    I LOVE this idea! I can’t wait to make them! And I know how you feel at the gym… so proud of the resolutioners but man do they make finding a piece of equipment tough!!!

  23. TJStieb says:

    I actually just had something similar this morning post workout and was thinking about removing the yogurt and using PB2, an all-natural powdered PB with 85% less fat and calories than regular PB. PB2 also has a chocolate PB version! Even though powdered doesn’t sound very appetizing, I was pleasantly surprised as well as everyone I have managed to talk into trying it!!

    • Erin says:

      I love my PB2! And everyone I introduce it to does as well 🙂 Funny how it hasn’t caught on yet to the mainstream dieters!

  24. Fitsouffle says:

    That looks delicious and so easy! Can’t wait to try!

  25. Food Lover says:

    Loved this recipe, I would dip these bytes in Nutella though, just love them together 😉 ♥

  26. Those look fabulous! Can’t wait to try them!!

  27. I’ve been making these as a snack for my son, but I never thought to add the greek yogurt! Can’t wait to try this next time I make them for him.

  28. Sweets says:

    So cute, such a good idea! I’m going to make them as an afternoon snack for my little cousins.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Love this idea!

  30. Heather M says:

    I wonder if you can make up the PB spread and keep it for a couple of days? I mean… I am just one person and won’t eat 6 servings in one day LOL Personally think it’s a great breakfast or mid-day snack, too!

  31. I am DEFINITELY going ot try this!! 🙂 Mmmm!
    I love banana with PB!

  32. Anonymous says:

    My daughter and I use this to dip apples in! YUM!

  33. Anahid Gazi says:

    Kelly! These are so simple and creative! I am also a runner and always looking for fun snacks to fill my bottomless pit with 🙂 I love that you can freeze them for a delicious treat after a hot run! Or even drizzle dark chocolate on top for an after dinner dessert! Cute pictures, too 🙂

  34. Janice Poole says:

    Would you know WW points for these banana bites?

  35. Pam Hiser says:

    I can’t wait to try these tomorrow after running. I made 5 days worth roughly 20 bites and had enough topping to top a whole wheat english muffin! It was so good.. thanks for posting!

  36. Thanks for sharing! These look so good! <3

    AlinaErmilova.com

  37. Shyla says:

    Love this site! however this is listed under Paleo. Greek yogurt and peanut butter are not Paleo.

  38. Kelly says:

    These look delicious but I am allergic to pb. 🙁 what would you recommend as an alternate? Nutella or almond butter?

  39. Valerie says:

    We have a nut allergy in the family. Do you think this would work with sunbutter?

    • Kelly says:

      Absolutely! 🙂

  40. Claire says:

    If you don’t plan on eating them all at once, are they ok in the freezer for a few days?

    • Kelly says:

      Definitely! Just wrap them in plastic wrap then put them in little baggies, this will help keep them fresh 🙂

  41. Karen Sharp says:

    OMG these were to die for!!!! I have to say, I preferred them before them went into the freezer because the flavour was more intense but they truly are one of my new favorite things!!!! Thanks!

  42. Jen says:

    If they go in the freezer, wouldn’t they be hard (literally – frozen) to eat?

    • Kelly says:

      These bites thaw out quickly 🙂

  43. Angie says:

    Hi,
    This seems like a great treat to eat. My question is, do I keep them in the freezer until I’m ready to eat or once the 2 hours I can put in refrigerator?

    • Kelly says:

      You can keep these in the refrigerator once they’ve been in the freezer for a few hours 🙂