As the weather warms up I love to snack on things that are cold. I have been looking for easy ideas that will combine a cold treat and protein and these Frozen Yogurt Protein Poppers are both.
I must admit I am completely addicted to Sugar Free Ice Pops, but they do not provide me with any protein. So I am trying to change things up a bit. I have posted about Frozen Protein Shake Pops and My Chocolate Protein Iced Coffee Drink concoction but the more variety the better. So I had to share this latest idea with you all too.
Here is what I used to make these:
- 0% Chobani Black Cherry Greek Yogurt
- 1/2 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
- Ice Cube Tray
- Cut up Straws
All I did was mix my yogurt with the protein powder. You can use any flavor combo that works for you – I like Black Cherry and decided to give this flavor combo a try.
Then I just spooned that into the Ice Cube Tray and it filled 8 spots. I stuck it into the freezer for about 10 minutes and then took it out and added the cut straws. I added the straws to make little handles so they would be easy to hold and less messy. You can leave the straws out if you like so you can just pop them right in your mouth.
Then back into the freezer they went for a couple hours to freeze up. When set just take them and pop them out. If you have trouble popping them out like I did – just sit the tray in hot water for a couple seconds to release them from the sides.
You can store these in your freezer until you need a quick treat to cool off.
Each one of these little cubes of yumminess has about 3.5 grams of protein – not too shabby. I can easily eat all 8 over the course of the day for a grand total of 28 grams of protein – BONUS !! These are perfect for the hot days coming, don’t ya think? Of course you can also freeze the same mixture into full size pops, but this way makes it quick and easy to eat without over filling your pouch.