I don’t know about you but when the weather starts to heat up I start to find myself looking for cold treats. I have never really enjoyed super heavy desserts. I tend to gravitate towards cold refreshing treats with a water base or at the very least a light cream base. Sometimes I do splurge and in this case it was totally worth it. This recipe is chalk full of healthy ingredients allowing this to be a guilt free treat.
Just to give you a little background. I am more concerned with the health value of ingredients I put into my recipes and less about how many calories included. Though calories are important I feel “real” foods are healthier for your body than those scientifically manipulated to remove fat, calories, sugar, and etc. I am not a doctor and I haven’t gotten any formal education in nutrition. I only speak from my own experience and I believe simple, real foods seem to help me achieve my health goals best. Of course I can’t always make this happen and sometimes science isn’t about manipulation so when acceptable I will embrace the marriage of nature and science. Though whenever possible I will choose an all natural unaltered food over the later. Today I offer you a marriage of both science and nature.
Matcha Protein Pops Recipe
1 can light coconut milk – Trader Joes
1 scoop vanilla flavored protein powered – Unjury Protein Powder
3 teaspoons – Ceremonial Matcha Powder – DoMatcha
4 tablespoons- Organic Blue Agave Syrup – Trader Joes
Note: Mixture should make roughly 6 Popsicles. I made just 4 and stored the remaining mixture in the refrigerator for later use. If you desire you can add more protein powder but I would add it in slowly as to not thicken the consistency too much. You can adjust the sweetness to your desired amount as well. In the future I plan to replace the light coconut canned milk with full fat. If you are curious why please contact me directly and I will explain or comment here.
Add all ingredients into the blender and blend until all ingredients have been combined. Immediately pour into your popsicle molds. Store any remaining mixture in an airtight container and place into the refrigerator. Use the mixture within a couple of days as it will begin to separate.
Freeze and Enjoy!
Servings: 6 (estimated)
Fat: 3.5 g
Carbs: 14.9 g
Protein: 3.7 g
I won’t get into the specifics but we all know that coconut, green tea, and protein can make for healthy bodies. Plus they taste great too. If you aren’t a fan of coconut you can always try to make these with Greek yogurt. I haven’t tried it yet but I can only imagine it to make for a great combination plus it would give you an additional protein punch.