A Protein Packed Frozen Summer Popsicle
Ever since we moved to the desert I have become a connoisseur of frozen summer treats; especially popsicles. The downside is that most pre-made popsicles are made with some pretty yucky ingredients or far too much packaging for my taste. Thankfully, I’ve created an easy recipe for Green Superfood Popsicles. And, with the added bonus of sneaking in these superfoods, you’re in for a boost of nutrition.
My recipe for perfect popsicles:
Freeze a smoothie.
That’s it! Ok, so I do have a little more to add…
It’s All About That Base… Smoothie Base
Before adding anything to your blender, first, you will need to add the liquid. I used about 1/4 cup of cashew milk, but you could use:
Next, your smoothie base is essentially the fruit flavors that you want to taste. Today I used:
- 1 banana
- 1 mango
- 1/2 cup pineapple
But, you can use any fruit combo that you have on hand or that you like. When I was pregnant, I made these with ginger and orange or watermelon and mint to ease nausea.
Amp Up The Greens
I like to add some extra fiber, vitamins, and minerals in the form of greens. The one I’m currently obsessing over is spirulina (here). I also love Amazing Grass (here) or even just a handful of spinach. This part is extra important if you are expecting since it will increase your daily folate intake.
TAKE IT TO 11! With Extra Nutrition
This is when it really gets good. I like to add a combination of the following ingredients to take the nutrition to the next level:
- Collagen peptides (here)
- Fish oil (buy my obsession here)
- Apple cider vinegar (here) or other probiotic
- Chia, flax, or hemp seeds
- Protein powder (here)
Blend everything up and pour into popsicle molds. So EASY!
If you are looking for another refreshing summer treat, check out my Peach Green Tea Lemonade Recipe here.
This is one sneaky way that I plan to encourage healthy food choices this Summer. Are there any ways that you like to sneak in a little extra nutrition for your family? Share this formula with your friends and tell me in the comments below what combinations and tricks you plan to use.