2-Ingredient Protein Popsicles
If you’re looking for simple, healthy popsicles that are a great source of protein, you’ve come to the right place! These 2-Ingredient Popsicles are the perfect summer snack.
It’s officially summer and I’m welcoming it with open arms! After a long, chilly spring season full of rain and fog I’m so ready to soak in each and every warm, summer day that mother nature gives us.
As the weather heats up more and more, naturally we turn to cold, refreshing recipes. Nothing sounds more unappealing than bowl of soup on a summer day, am I right? Frozen treats are great for a warm afternoon when you need something to cool you down. So I have the perfect one for you today!
These popsicles are the simplest of the simple. Like, two ingredients simple. They take less than 10 minutes to prepare (followed by some time in the freezer of course) and they’re sweet, tangy and refreshing. Bonus, each popsicle has approximately 6 grams of protein. So not only can these popsicles help cool you down on hot summer days, they also make a healthy, satisfying snack that will keep you feeling full.
The protein content of these popsicles is thanks to the secret ingredient…icelandic skyr. Never heard of it? Well, it’s probably in the yogurt section of your grocery store right now! Icelandic skyr is well, an Icelandic cultured dairy product, similar to yogurt. It has a similar consistency to greek yogurt, and I would actually argue that it’s slightly thicker. I adapted this recipe from the queen herself, Sally’s Baking Addiction but used skyr instead and omitted the added sweetener.
Compared to greek yogurt, Icelandic skyr is actually higher in protein and lower in sugar. This is great because most flavoured yogurts have high sugar contents (while some is naturally occurring sugar from the milk, a lot of it is added). And no, added sugar is not the devil, but being mindful of added sugars is okay, and it doesn’t hurt to cut back where you can.
So, all you need to make these simple, healthy protein popsicles a fruit of choice, vanilla Icelandic skyr, a blender or food processor, and popsicle moulds. I found mine at Winner’s, but there are lots on Amazon as well. If for some reason you can’t find skyr, a greek yogurt will do as well. I tested this recipe with blueberries and peaches – both resulted in equally delicious, protein-rich popsicles. I think that cherries and mango would also be fabulous in this recipe so get creative with it!
Wishing you all a happy, healthy, refreshing start to summertime! If you liked these 2-Ingredient Protein Popsicles, snap a photo and tag me on Instagram or Twitter! And if you’re looking for more summer-friendly recipes (aka no baking/cooking required), try my Easy Vanilla Chia Pudding, Pineapple Coconut Overnight Oats, or Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark!
2-Ingredient Protein Popsicles
An easy, protein-rich summer snack that will keep you cool AND satisfied!
- 1 cup fruit of choice I like blueberries or peaches
- 1 cup vanilla Icelandic skyr can sub greek yogurt
Wash and if needed, dice up the fruit of your choice. Place fruit in a blender or food processor and blend on high speed until nearly liquified – you should reach a smoothie-like consistency.
Scoop the vanilla skyr into a mixing bowl and pour blended fruit on top. Gently mix everything together. Do not fully blend the skyr and fruit if you want a swirly look to the popsicles!
Pour mixture evenly into a popsicle mold. If your popsicle mold has little slots for sticks, insert them before freezing. If not, place in freezer for about 2 hours then put a wooden popsicle stick in the middle and freeze another 4-6 hours or overnight.
Run the popsicle molds under hot water to remove from molds easily. Enjoy!