Green Smoothie Protein Pops

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These green smoothie protein pops, made with vegan protein powder, spinach and coconut water, are a refreshing snack for a hot summer day! Vegan and gluten-free.

Last summer I kept seeing all these amazing looking homemade popsicle recipes on Pinterest. I was reminded of when my mom used to make us homemade popsicles in the summer and quickly decided I needed my own popsicle mold. Thanks to Amazon Prime, I had one within two days. Woot woot.

One day this summer the pop mold was looking lonely on a shelf in the pantry and I thought it would be a good idea to pour one of my green protein smoothies into it.

Hand holding a Green Smoothie Protein Popsicle.

A few hours later I had vibrant green protein pops – similar to the recovery pops I made earlier this year with King of Pops, but with the addition of protein powder and coconut water and no peanut butter. Now that I think about it, I should share the Lean Green Elvis pop recipe here too. If y’all are interested, I will. 🙂

Green Smoothie Protein Popsicles on wood cutting board with colorful dish towel.

The combination of coconut water, Almond Breeze almond milk, banana, spinach and vanilla protein powder make for a sweet, refreshing pop that’s perfect after an outdoor workout or as a mid-day snack by the pool. You could even have a popsicle as part of your breakfast if you want. They’re less than 65 calories each, have no added sugar and 4 grams of protein!

I’m pretty sure kids would love them too. It would be a great way to get them to eat spinach. And if you don’t want to give them protein powder, you can simply omit it from the recipe.

Green Smoothie Protein Popsicles on wood cutting board, almond milk container in background.

I tend to drink things really quickly (a.k.a. my smoothies disappear in minutes) so it’s nice to have a smoothie in pop form because it seems to last longer. 🙂

Green Smoothie Protein Popsicles on wood cutting board.

Green Smoothie Protein Pops

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These green smoothie protein pops, made with vegan protein powder, spinach and coconut water, are a refreshing snack for a hot summer day! Vegan and gluten-free.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Servings 5

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw baby spinach
  • 3/4 cup Almond Breeze unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 3/4 cup coconut water
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, I used Sunwarrior
  • 1 1/2 bananas

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients into a high-powder blender and process until smooth. Pour into 5 ice pop molds and freeze until solid (about 5-6 hours). To serve, dip the bottoms of the molds in hot water for a few seconds so the pops slide out easily. Enjoy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1popsicle Calories: 64kcal Carbohydrates: 12g Protein: 4g Fat: 1g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 7g
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American

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