Drinks | August 23, 2018

Protein Popsicles

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.

chocolate protein smoothie with various fruit, granola on bottom

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.

protein popsicle with strawberries and blueberries

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.

frozen bananas on pan

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.

  1. Greek Yogurt
  2. Peanut butter
  3. banana (frozen or not)
  4. Milk (you can use almond milk, coconut milk- whatever fits your need)
  5. Protein Powder

milk and protein powder added to blender

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.

pouring chocolate protein smoothie into popsicle molds

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 smoothie in popsicle mold

Protein Popsicle Toppings

diced strawberries, granola, coconut and chocolate chips, blueberries in bowls for 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.

popsicles in mold topped with fruit and 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!

Peaches and Cream

Snickerdoodle protein shake

Almond Joy

Strawberry Coconut Smoothie

chocolate protein smoothie popsicle with fruit and ice

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Protein Popsicle
Total Time
4 mins
 

Chocolatey, high protein, low sugar perfect on the go breakfast, snack, or dessert. A delicious treat that will fill you up and you wont feel guilty about! 

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast protein popsicle, chocolate protein popsicle
Servings: 10
Calories: 91 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk (almond milk or soy is great too)
  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
Toppings
  • diced strawberries
  • blueberries
  • granola
  • shredded coconut
  • dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. 

  2. pour into molds and let freeze 30-40 minutes. Remove from freezer add desired toppings and popsicle stick. 


  3. 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. 

Nutrition Facts
Protein Popsicle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 68mg 3%
Potassium 172mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 0.9%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 7.1%
Iron 0.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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