Every spring I start rummaging around my drawers and cupboards looking for all the pieces to my ice cream maker and popsicles molds. As the days warm up, my kids start to beg for cold treats like milk shakes, popsicles, ice cream and such. I take this opportunity to sneak something healthy in. Normally I just fill the popsicle molds with some greek yogurt, put a stick in the center and call it a pop. They honestly do not seem to know the difference.
When thinkThin approached me about developing a recipe with their high protein smoothie mix, I'll admit, I was hesitant. First off, I am normally not a huge smoothie fan, I also am not normally big on using mixes. But then I did my homework and looked into their ingredient list, and I was pleasantly surprised. It's made up of things like freeze dried fruit, chia seeds, flaxseed, whey protein and other wholesome ingredients. The mixes make smoothie making even easier, I don't have to deal with the prep of cutting my fruit and adding protein. It is all right there in the mix, ready to go. All you need to do is add some milk and ice. Each of these strawberry raspberry smoothies contains an entire serving of fruit, 15 grams of protein, AND 5 grams of fiber. Not a shabby way to start of the day....
While my kids were away at a sleepover at their Nanny's house up north, I whipped the smoothies up for my husband's breakfast that morning. We tasted all the flavors, and fell in love with them. We have now found a new post workout drink, as well as a quick breakfast on the go! Later that morning, I took the remaining mixes, made them into popsicles for the kids to return home to find. I obviously HAD to dip them in a chocolate magic shell too. This is a popsicle the kids can even eat for breakfast, and we adults can enjoy without guilt!
Popsicles for breakfast? I think I won a new awesome mom badge.
Fudge Dipped Smoothie Pops
2 thinkThin High Protein Strawberry Raspberry Smoothie Mixes
2 1/4 cups of coconut milk (almond or soy will work nicely as well)
1 cup of vegan milk chocolate
1/3 cup coconut oil
In your blender, add smoothie mixes and coconut milk. Blend until smooth.
Pour into your favorite popsicle mold.
Before serving, melt chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave (15 second increments until smooth)
Allow it to cool for about 3 minutes.
Dip each frozen pop into the chocolate, place on parchment paper. Should harden within a minute.
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