All summer long ... actually, all year long... my kids ask for popsicles. I love having the option of a popsicle after a hot day out at the park or after a bike ride around the neighborhood. But what I don't love are the popsicle options out there.
Most popsicles are filled with sugar, even if it's natural sugar, and they're lacking in nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and healthy fat or protein. I've managed to find a solution to this frustration and have started to make my own popsicles for my kids.
This recipe uses this Kidzshake product that I started using for my daughter when she was about 2 years old. It's like a multivitamin for your kids with the essential vitamins and minerals for their little body's needs. As a bonus, it also contains protein from a healthy source, omega-3 fats, probiotics and digestive enzymes to help their little tummies stay healthy. This is NOT an ad for their products, I simply love this shake and feel good giving it to my own kids to supplement the rest of their real food diet.
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If you're not using a product like this, you can easily add a 1/2 cup of fruit to your mix and freeze it just the same! Or you could add both protein powder and fruit, it's all up to you mama!
Homemade Protein Pops
1 can full fat coconut milk
3 scoops Kidzshake, your favorite flavor (or 1/2 cup fruit of your choice)
1) Add the coconut milk and Kidzshake or fruit to a blender. Blend until smooth.
2) Pour the milk mixture into popsicle molds and freeze at least 3 hours.
3) To remove the popsicles run the mold under warm water for a few minutes before you pull the popsicle out (my husband has broken one or two popsicle handles trying to get them out without this step!). Makes about 4 popsicles.