We’ve all been there – the kids are home from school for the summer, and you need to find nutritious snacks and family-friendly activities to fill the days, stat! As the summer sun heats up, what better way to play it cool than with refreshing, homemade ice pops? This easy ice pops DIY is a fun summer activity and makes for a nutritious alternative to the season’s typical sugary treats.
Try the simple steps below for these fruit-filled ice pops. By using blended fresh fruit instead of fruit juice you ensure the inclusion of the fruit’s fiber, a nutrient that promotes healthy digestion and blood sugar levels. These berries ‘n cream ice pops also include protein powder, Greek yogurt and almond milk to provide protein, an important nutrient that helps fuel muscle development, heart health, bone density and brain function.
All ingredients are even customizable to include all the protein blends, fruits and delicious toppings that fuel your family’s purpose and preferences. To simplify further, let us take care of steps 1 and 2 by picking up your favorite Smoothie King blend ready to pour and freeze.
What You Need:
- Chobani® 0% Plain Greek Yogurt
- Sunwarrior® Vanilla Warrior Blend Protein
- Almond Milk
- Ice Pop Mold
- Granola (optional)
Step 1. Combine a 1 lb container of strawberries with 1 scoop of Sunwarrior vanilla protein in a food processer or blender, using almond milk as needed to aid blending.
Step 2. In a bowl, take strawberry mixture and stir in a handful of blueberries, 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 container of Greek yogurt. For a 100% plant-based alternative, use a dairy-free yogurt.
Step 3. Fill your mold of choice. Now is also the time to add those optional toppings! Fill the bottom half-inch of each mold with granola or mix in ground, gluten-free ancient grains like chia seeds. Once filled, place in the freezer overnight or according to your mold’s instructions.
Step 4. Once frozen, take out the mold and prep your pops for snack time! If they need some help getting loose from the mold, hold under the faucet in hot water for approximately 10 seconds. Enjoy!
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