Healthy Snacks: How to Make Protein Popsicles

When I was little I lived on a dead end street (no outlet.) It had it's advantages... I could play stick-ball and kickball smack dab in the center of it and rarely had to move mid game. I could ride my Big Wheel (I had the deluxe one with the hand brake) like a racer at the Indy 500 straight down the middle.

Living on the dead end had it's disadvantages too. We rarely got trick or treaters. My parents saved a lot of dough on candy and would probably consider this a good thing but I wanted trick or treaters. No one would make the walk for 3 houses. This also meant we never got an ice cream truck either. Well once, in 17 years. I thankfully had chance to buy one or I might have needed therapy.

Who needs an ice cream man when you can make one of these healthy frozen treats at home...

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How to Make Protein Popsicles

What you need:
1/2 cup Greek Yogurt (I use Plain)
1/4 cup Protein Powder (any flavor)
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Torani Syrup (any flavor)
Small Dixie Cups
Aluminum Foil
Popsicle Sticks (Michael's, 99 cent store, Dollar Tree)

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Mix yogurt, protein powder, and sugar free syrup together till well blended. You can add chopped fresh fruit just be sure to chop it fine.

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Fill the Dixie cups about 3/4 full. Each batch makes 4.

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Cover the top of the cup with foil. Insert a stick through the center of the foil. The purpose of the foil is to hold the stick in place while the pop is freezing and catch drips when eating :) Put Popsicles in freezer for a few hours.

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Remove the pops from the freezer and peel off the Dixie cup. Enjoy, yum!

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I used a variety of protein powders and sugar free syrups. I even combined a few flavors. OMG You must try the Celebrate Strawberry & Chocolate Milk ENS combo. Perfect for newer post-ops.

Here's a few more protein packed, weight loss surgery friendly ways to cool down...

Protein Ice Cream
Protein Ice Cream Cakes
Frozen Yogurt Drops
More Frozen Yogurt Drops


Trish said...

I MUST make these!!

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

What perfect timing! I'm having my GBS tomorrow and will be eating these for the next month! Thank you so much for all the recipes and blogs your my inspiration!


T2Nashville said...

Shelly = genius!

I made your Protein Espresso Truffles last night - amazing as well!

Thanks for all you do for us!

Faith Walker said...


Did you stop using Max Protein? I saw they changed packaging and it's a lot harder to find in stores here now.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hope you guys enjoy them!


T2 Yay! Wait till you see later this month what I did with the truffles... In have a post in the works.


Faith, No it's one of the protein I use... though I have a lot of supply to go through before I make it to the new packaging. I'm hoping the formula didn't change was told it didn't but someone said its not quite the same :( hoping that's not the case.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if I can make those in my Zoku popsicle maker, I'm yet to try it at all since my freezer is always jam packed with food and you have to freeze the base overnight.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

I believe you can't do sugar free in the Zoku. I was in Williams Sonoma looking at it the other day and thought well that stinks... ah well Dixie cups are cheaper ;)

Anonymous said...

Shelly I have a question about the forms you use for you protein ice cream. I ordered two in the largest size and when they came they are tiny. Yours look bigger. What size are yours?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

On the protein Ice Cream Cake Rings. I have a few but the one I use most is approx. 3 1/2" W x 2 1/4" H