Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Peach Pie a la Mode Protein Popsicle

For some inexplicable reason I had canned peaches in the cupboard. I must've bought them when I was on the soft/pureed foods stage of my surgery and never ate them, which would explain why they were still in the cupboard. Derp. Add 
food porn of peach pie that I happen to see on the internet and that equals: Peach Pie Popsicles. Because, yes, I really am addicted to popsicle recipes and I really need more molds. It's okay though, I can stop any time (really) and with the summer heat setting they're perfect. (insert maniacal crazy laughter here)

These popsicles are splendiferously wonderous. The vanilla pudding compliments the peachy spice perfectly. It's really like eating a frozen peach pie a la mode and a perfect protein snack on a hot day or after working out or just because. Really, does peach pie need a reason for consumption? No, it does not. 

Even better. How can it get even better? Let me tell you. This recipe makes more than my set of molds can handle (which is why I need more molds. More. More. More!) so I put the leftovers in a freezer safe container and then ate it for lunch. I thawed it out for about 30 seconds in the microwave, added some sliced banana, and some granola and it was a perfect splurge-feeling meal -- without the actual splurge. Yum!

Peach Pie a la Mode Protein Popsicle

1 oz Sugar-Free Vanilla pudding mix
1 1/2 cups Original Soy Milk
2 scoops unflavored protein powder
15 oz can peach halves in 100% juice
1 banana
1/2 tsp cinnamon extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp butter extract

1.) In a blender, combine pudding mix, soy milk, and protein powder. Blend until fully mixed and creamy. Pour into a bowl and set aside.
2.) In a blender (I don't even bother washing it from the vanilla pudding mix -- lazy is thy name), combine peaches and juice, banana, cinnamon extract, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, and butter extract. Blend until fully mixed and smoothie-like in texture. Pour into a bowl and set aside.
3.) Using a teaspoon, gently pour in layers of peach mix and vanilla mix into popsicle molds. I didn't bother to freeze between layers because I made them small and I wanted them to be swirly. 
4.) Freeze popsicles for at least 4 hours. Enjoy!

** This makes more enough for two molds probably, but I only have the one set so I just swirl the extra together, put it in a freezer-safe container, and eat with a spoon.

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