Recipe: Two Ingredient Smoothie Pops

Summer is in full-swing, which means it’s popsicle season. Why buy these frozen treats when you can make them with only TWO ingredients? Bonus, you get to choose the flavor and quality of ingredients you put in.

The back story to this recipe is I was debating buying popsicles online from Ruby Rockets. Although their products are gluten free and vegan, they charge $8 for six fruit and veggie pops or for four of their “better bars.” This seemed quite expensive, especially when you factor in the frozen shipping cost.  I’m also leery when “natural flavors” are listed on the ingredient list.

As I was weighing the decision, I remembered my mom had a set of popsicle molds, which she has never used, in her house. How hard could making popsicles be? Even better, I had the perfect idea for what to make the pops out of… smoothie mix. Instead of using pure fruit juice (yes, that would have been slightly easier), I could turn my favorite breakfast smoothie into a popsicle. My breakfast smoothie has two ingredients – protein smoothie mix and almond milk. Not only would I be able to enjoy a frozen treat, but I would be getting the nutrient benefits from my Oriya Organics 100% Protein Powder and almond milk.

It took 15 minutes because I had to wash the popsicle molds before I could use them. And eight hours later I had six great popsicles. You can swap my protein powder out for whichever one you normally use. Next time, I’m going to try using my other favorite Manitoba Harvest Vanilla Chai hemp protein smoothie mix.

Ingredients: 

12 oz. almond milk

2 scoops smoothie mix (or however many the mix says to use with 12 oz. of almond milk)

Directions: 

Blend smoothie mix with almond milk. Pour smoothie into individual popsicle molds. Freeze at least eight hours before enjoying.

Makes six popsicles (this also may change depending on the size of your popsicle molds.)

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