Versatile, sweet, low in calories, and packed with 9g of protein each, Protein Popsicles are a refreshing and cooling way to get extra protein! Great after hot workouts, on summer afternoons, or just because.
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Add more protein, nutrition, and flavor to your day with a protein popsicle recipe the whole family will love! These popsicles are creamy, sweet, and have some serious staying power.
Whip up a batch and enjoy the cool popsicles as a creative post-workout snack or grab a popsicle whenever the craving strikes. These popsicles with protein are versatile and can be made with almost any combination of frozen fruits.
Why You'll Love Protein Popsicles
- Simple & Easy. Just blend up the popsicle mixture, pour it into the molds, and freeze! It couldn't be any easier.
- Rich in Protein. Each popsicle has at least 9 grams of protein! Add even more protein by stirring in Greek yogurt.
- Fruity. Enjoy a sweet and fresh fruit flavor without processed sugars by relying on frozen fruit in this protein popsicle recipe.
- Unique. If you are looking for interesting and fun ways to increase your protein intake, these protein ice pops are a great option!
- Protein Powder: Unsweetened/unflavored or vanilla protein powder are both great picks.
- Frozen Fruit: Any combination of your favorite fresh or frozen fruits. Bananas, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, mango, pineapple, raspberries, or even acai are delicious in these protein pops.
- Almond Milk: The creamy base for the popsicle mixture.
- Maple Syrup (Optional): Sweetens up the frozen pops.
How to Make Protein Popsicles
For the complete recipe and measurements, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Step 1: Add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order listed. Blend until smooth.
Step 2: Blend the maple syrup in to taste.
Note: you will want the mixture to taste a bit sweeter than you would if you were drinking it.
Step 3: Pour the protein mixture into popsicle molds, dividing it evenly between the molds.
Step 4: Pop the popsicle sticks into the popsicle molds and freeze for 4-8 hours, or until frozen through.
- Make the Smoothie Mixture Sweet. Add maple syrup to taste when blending the high-protein popsicle mixture. You will want a mixture that is sweeter than you would drink for a smoothie, as the mixture doesn't taste as sweet when frozen.
- How to Release the Popsicles from the Mold. I recommend using silicone popsicle molds for the easiest release. To make releasing even easier, run warm water over the popsicle mold before removing the popsicles.
- Fruit Combinations: Experiment with your favorite fruit combinations. Strawberry and banana; pineapple and blueberries; mango and peaches are all great starting points.
- Chocolate: Make chocolate popsicles by blending 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder into the popsicle mixture or by using chocolate protein powder. Chocolate is great with bananas, strawberries, or even blueberries.
- Peanut Butter Chocolate: Blend in bananas, 1 ½ tablespoon peanut butter, and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder to make chocolate peanut butter protein popsicles.
These protein pops are naturally vegetarian, gluten-free, and processed sugar-free. To make vegan and dairy-free popsicles, use almond milk or another plant milk and vegan protein powder.
- Storage: Frozen protein powder popsicles keep in the freezer in the popsicle molds or stored in a freezer-safe container or zip-top bag for 2-3 months.
Yes, you can certainly freeze protein shakes! Try freezing them into popsicles, ice cubes, or even individual cups.
Yes, protein powder is great to add to popsicles. Unflavored protein powder, such as whey protein powder, is a great pick because it has virtually no flavor. Just stir or blend it into almost any popsicle for extra protein and nutrition!
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