Always in a rush in the morning? Kids need a healthy meal on-the-go or a fun snack? I have the perfect morning, afternoon or even bedtime dessert. It's full of protein and probiotics so you don't feel any guilt eating this protein popsicle.
Are Protein Popsicles Healthy?
This recipe calls for no added sugar or processed food! So depending on the quality of ingredients that you choose to use will depend on their content. I love to use low sugar, high protein ingredients when possible. For example, choose greek yogurt over a regular yogurt. When you do this it also helps you to be healthy, your kids and gives you a great snack/meal to choose from any time of the day.
How to make protein popsicles
This is quite literally my 10 year old's recipe. He makes these every day in smoothie form and shares with all the kids. Many mornings we just don't have time do make smoothies, so we freeze them ahead of time so we can eat them on the go. My four year old loves to have them for his afternoon snack.
STEP 1: Bananas- we ALWAYS place a banana in our smoothies. vitamins + natural sweetener.
PRO TIP: When I have a bunch of bananas that are over ripe slice them, place them on a cookie sheet and freeze. Once completely frozen place in an airtight container.
STEP 2: Add ingredients into blender.
- Greek Yogurt
- Peanut butter
- banana (frozen or not)
- Milk (you can use almond milk, coconut milk- whatever fits your need)
- Protein Powder
Is protein powder safe for kids?
Your adult protein powder is not best for kids. It's specifically made to fit the needs of an adult body with certain supplements, additives that kids don't need in their system. Can they have a drink of yours? Sure, but on a regular basis they shouldn't drink it. There are kid protein powders and vitamin fortified chocolate powders out on the market safe and healthy for kids. They have the nutrients and low sugar qualifications that kids need, especially if you have a picky eater. My kids LOVE (I mean LOVE) kidzshake.
Blend your ingredients and pour into molds. I really do love my popsicle mold and will link it here. Place protein popsicles in freezer for about 30 minutes to let it stiffen. Then we will add the toppings!
Protein Popsicle Toppings
After the popsicles have frozen for about 30-45 minutes take them out and top them with your favorite fruit, granola, coconut or chunky chocolate chips. Letting the freeze will allow the fruit to stay at the top of the mold. This is also the time to insert your popsicle stick.
Place back into freezer until completely frozen. Getting to the end of the popsicle is our very favorite part!
Change it up!
Now that you have the popsicle mold, you can totally change up the recipe- making a variety of flavors! Check out some of our other smoothie recipes and instead of drinking them freeze them!
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- 1 banana
- ½ cup vanilla greek yogurt
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- 1 cup milk (almond milk or soy is great too)
- 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
- diced strawberries
- shredded coconut
- dark chocolate chips
- Add all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
- pour into molds and let freeze 30-40 minutes. Remove from freezer add desired toppings and popsicle stick.
- Return to freezer and allow to freeze until completely solid. Run popsicles bottom under hot water for a few seconds to remove popsicles from mold with ease.
Hi there, is it ok to use all natural peanut but (aka, no sugar) as well as natural Greek Yogourt (no sugar or vanilla added)