Monday, May 5, 2014

Banana/Key-Lime & Strawberry Cream Protein Popsicles

So 4ft talked me into getting popsicle molds. Okay, so he didn't have to talk too hard to get them, it is Sprummer (that's what I'm officially calling this Spring because it's too much like Summer, darn it) after all and nothing tastes so delicious as a popsicle after having walked home in the heat from school. I know this for a fact, as we just got done eating them and it was heaven in my hot, parched, just pushed nearly 100lbs of stroller in the hot hot heat (not to be confused with the band) mouth. 4ft, who only had to carry his backpack, said it was pretty amazing as well. (NooOoooOoo I'm not bitter)

Shhhh, don't tell him there were vegetables in the popsicle he was raving over, okay?

That's right. Vegetables. Kale to be exact. I got a Farm Fresh to You box today and along with all the other delicious goodies was a bunch of kale. So when I blended up the banana and key-lime Greek yogurt, I threw some in. What the heck, it was green already, right? How would he know? He wouldn't. Well, unless someone snitches on me. 

The kid slurped up that popsicle like a man on fire doing the "yummy tummy" dance as he got it all over his face and hands.

Picky Eaters' Seal of Approval: Yummy Tummy dance with a sticky two thumbs up and drippy sloppy faces. 

Banana/Key-Lime & Strawberry Cream Protein Popsicles

1 large banana
1/2 cup chopped kale -- hard stems removed (shhhh it's still our secret)
1 5.3 oz container of Dannon Light N'Fit Key-Lime Greek Yogurt
2 TBS lemon juice -- divided
2 TBS honey -- divided
2 cups strawberries -- whole
1/4 cup Original Silk soy milk
1 scoop unflavored protein powder

1.) In a blender, combine banana, kale, yogurt, 1 TBS lemon juice, and 1 TBS honey. Blend until kale is broken down and the mixture turns cream.
2.) Pour into popsicle molds until a little under halfway full and place in the freezer. Freeze for 30 minutes. (Partially freezing layers is a very important step: If you don't start the freezing process, when you pour the next flavor on top they mix together instead of layer.)
3.) In a blender combine 1 TBS lemon juice, 1 TBS honey, strawberries, Silk, and protein powder. Blend until thick and creamy. Should double in size. 
4.) Fill the popsicle molds with the strawberry cream mixture -- leaving about 1/4 inch empty. Put in popsicle sticks and freeze for at least 4 hours.
5.) Enjoy!
On the way to my mouth. Yummm!

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