As many of you know, I’ve been on a treat-free mission for nearly a year. I’ve had so many question about how I’ve done it and will definitely write more about my year long journey in the near future. Today however, I want to share one of our favorite healthy (and protein packed) snacks! I’ve never been a fan of making what I call “fake treats”. I’ve always thought: “if you’re gonna eat a treat, make it a good one!” In other words, we don’t do a whole lot of sugar-free cookies or applesauce cakes around here. However, I’ve realized over the past few years, that there is absolutely nothing fake about eating delicious, nutrient-packed foods, as a main course or in “dessert” like fashion.
A few years ago, per my children’s request, I bought some fun popsicle molds. In all honestly, they have been filled with a wide variety of odd concoctions, but mostly just pickle juice straight from the jar.
Besides my strange children’s even stranger request for pickle pops (yep, they are as gross as they sound!) our entire family LOVES these simple, quick and easy protein pops. And yes, we’ve been eating popsicles outside during the middle of this non-winter Winter!
- 1 1/2 cups plain non-fat greek yogurt (I LOVE Chobani)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 1 to 2 cups fruit
- popsicle molds
In a bowl, mix the yogurt and protein powder until thoroughly combined. Add vanilla and honey. Using a fork, slightly mash the fruit and add to mixture. Spoon into popsicle molds (or ice trays) and insert popsicle sticks. Freeze.
*I can’t remember where I found my old popsicle molds, but THESE