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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Popsicles {Giveaway!}

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of WhiteWave and Vega.  The opinions and text are all mine.  As always I appreciate your support of Running in a Skirt.

Protein packed Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Popsicles are the perfect post-workout snack!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Popsicles / Running in a Skirt

Hi guys!

Summer heat has arrived in the mountains.  Last week we were even flirting with 90 degrees a few days, which is unusual for us.  I’ve had to start my morning run earlier and earlier to avoid the heat and I’m still coming back a super sweaty mess.  The truth is though, I love it.   I’ll take the heat over the cold any day.

You know what else I’m loving?  Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Popsicles

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Popsicles / Running in a Skirt

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Popsicles

I feel like I found the perfect summer post-workout snack with these babies.  Can’t you just imagine coming in from a gazillion degree hot and sweaty run to eat one of these?

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Popsicles / Running in a Skirt

 

Talk about the perfect recovery snack and a great way to cool off.

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Popsicles / Running in a Skirt

 

I made these Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Popsicles with the NEW chocolate flavored Vega® Clean Protein.  Each serving of Vega Clean Protein has 25 grams of complete, premium, plant based protein from pea, hemp, alfalfa and pumpkin!  Cool, huh?

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Popsicles / Running in a Skirt

 

Vega Clean Protein also has all the essential amino-acids AND is only 130 calories per serving.  It also comes in vanilla if you aren’t feeling the chocolate.

 

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Popsicles / Running in a Skirt

 

I trust Vega Clean because all their products are Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten-free, Vegan Certified, made without dairy OR soy, and have NO artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.  Basically these are products you can feel good putting in your body.

I of course love the focus on plant-based proteins.

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Popsicles / Running in a Skirt

 

Vega Clean Protein can be used in a classic post-workout drink or smoothie in addition to fresh recipe ideas like my protein popsicles.  The Vega Clean line also features Vega Clean Energy which is an ideal PRE-workout drink.  It has 80 mg of caffeine from green and black tea, immediate and sustained energy from carbohydrates AND electrolytes to hydrate, which is necessary in such hot weather.

 

Vega Clean Energy

 

Vega® Clean Energy comes in Berry Infusion and Citrus Iced Tea flavors.  Yummy!

 

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No matter what your workout is, Vega Clean has you covered.  Oh and about those dreamy looking protein popsicles… here’s the recipe!

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Popsicles / Running in a Skirt

4.85 from 13 votes
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Popsicles / Running in a Skirt
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Popsicles
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Delicious protein packed Chocolate Covered Strawberry popsicles.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 popsicles
Ingredients
  • 1 scoop Vega Clean Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1 handful frozen strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups non dairy milk **
  • Optional: melted chocolate vegan friendly if dairy-free for the topping
Instructions
  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth
  2. Pour the batter into popsicle molds and put in freezer. Allow to freeze for 5 hours to overnight.
  3. If adding the chocolate design, melt chips in the microwave in 15 second increments until liquid. Remove the protein popsicles from the molds and place on cookie sheet. Drizzle the chocolate over the popsicles and put back in freezer until firm.
Recipe Notes

** Measure how much liquid you will need for your molds by filling the molds with water and measuring it. Adjust the amount of non-dairy milk needed according to that amount!

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Make sure the check out FuelYourBetter.com for training tips, nutritional articles, and recipes that can help you crush your personal best and get fit this summer. #FuelYourBetter  Also follow Vega’s new @VegaFueled Instagram.  They are posting beautiful photos featuring real people’s fitness inspiration, tips, and motivation.  Follow the account and tag your photos with #vegafueled for a chance to share your fitness goals with the Vega community.

If you’d like to try Vega Clean today shop the Vega Site enter the coupon code VegaFit at checkout!  You’ll get 20% off AND free shipping.  The code will be valid until June 30th.

Vega Clean Giveaway

Now for the fun part!  One of you will win a Vega Clean Prize Pack that includes.

  • Tub of Vega Clean Protein
  • Tub of Vega Clean Energy
  • Vega Shaker Cup

Contest open to US residents and will run until July 6th.  Follow the rafflecopter below to enter!

 

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of White Wave. The opinions and text are all mine.

By | 2018-06-28T13:04:42-04:00 June 22nd, 2016|Fitness, Food, Healthy Living Tips, Smoothies & Drinks|103 Comments

103 Comments

  1. Liz July 12, 2016 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    Mmm yum! That does sound like a great post-run treat, especially in this hot weather! I’ve been dying in this 90+ heat even with early morning runs.

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 10:06 am - Reply

      Thanks Liz! It has been rough– mornings are necessary this time of year. I hope you enjoy these.

  2. Mandi Korn July 11, 2016 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    Those look yummy, but I know my husband would never go for it….healthy popsicles, yuck….lol!!!!

  3. Lisa Vanhook July 6, 2016 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Homemade pop sickles to start then I would try some smothies..

  4. The Future Mrs. Vines July 4, 2016 at 10:32 am - Reply

    The Cold Brewed Mocha Protein Shake seems to be right up my alley. I noticed a TON of other great recipes on the Vega site that I would love to try, especially some of the breakfast ideas.

  5. margaret porter July 3, 2016 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    I would love to try to make these plus I would add to my smoothies

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  8. Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday June 29, 2016 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    Ahhh I totally would make these! What a fantastic chocolate treat for the summer!

  9. Kimmythevegan June 29, 2016 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Woah Julie! These look insane. And just a few ingredients – so easy to throw together. I haven’t yet tried the new Vega Powder, but it sounds great. I can’t wait to make these for a post-running snack! I need to get some popsicle molds. Mmmmm.
    Thanks for sharing at Healthy Vegan Fridays – your recipe is being featured this week.

  10. 5 stars
    Fantastic write up!

  11. Emily June 28, 2016 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    WOW! Those seriously look amazing! I love the drizzle – makes them seem even more of a treat!

    • JulieWunder July 4, 2016 at 10:42 am - Reply

      Thanks Emily! A little more chocolate never really hurt anyone.:-)

  12. Madeline June 28, 2016 at 6:40 am - Reply

    I’d make baked chocolate doughnuts with Vega Clean!

  13. Aaron June 28, 2016 at 3:20 am - Reply

    I would make a fruit smoothie drink with my Vega Clean.

  14. Annamarie V June 27, 2016 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    I have been wanting to try making a smoothie bowl so I would try some different recipes.

  15. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets June 27, 2016 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Wow, this looks absolutely amazing! What a creative idea! I never know what to do with my protein powder, lol!

  16. Starla June 26, 2016 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Those look and sound delicious- so perfect for this hot weather! I would definitely make a berry smoothie for my morning protein smoothie with fresh berries!

  17. Ellen Casper June 25, 2016 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    I would make the Popsicles – they sound yummy.

  18. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine June 25, 2016 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    Might as well just have these for breakfast, eh? 😉

  19. Steph June 25, 2016 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    I will make smoothies with this

  20. judith June 24, 2016 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    i’d make a smoothie bowl

  21. Stephanie G June 24, 2016 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    I would make your protein Popsicles with it. I’ve never tried Vega but have heard wonderful things. Thanks for hosting such an amazing giveaway.

  22. Miz Helen June 24, 2016 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    This Popsicle is amazing, can’t wait to try it! Have a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  23. Rosie June 24, 2016 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I’d make smoothies but also popsicles!!! I love your idea. Last summer I made healthy popsicles every day! It was fun and now I want to do it again! I love Vega and I haven’t tried this one yet.

  24. Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie June 24, 2016 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    These look so good! Anything cool and refreshing for summer is perfect for me!

  25. Stacey Roberson June 24, 2016 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    We have been replacing meals 2-3 times a week with smoothies. I would use the Vega Clean in our smoothies.

  26. Kileen June 24, 2016 at 11:17 am - Reply

    these look so delicious!!

    cute & little
    kileen

  27. Christa Bengtsson June 24, 2016 at 10:57 am - Reply

    I would most likely make malts and shakes with it 🙂

  28. These look amazing. I use protein powder all the time and would love to try out the vega brand!

  29. Laura June 24, 2016 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Ok I saw your pic on Instagram and knew I had to pop on over here to check these out!! Love how simple and healthy they are!!! Perfect way to refuel after a day splashing in the sun!

  30. Rachel June 24, 2016 at 9:27 am - Reply

    4 stars
    I’m going to make these chocolate covered strawberry protein popsicles. They look so delicious. They’d be perfect after a hot run.

  31. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition June 24, 2016 at 9:00 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I’m sooooo excited about this new product from Vega! I’ve been learning all about the importance of BCAAs for recovery in my nutrition classes. I’m going to check out Vega’s site now with the coupon!

    Your popsicles look amazing! Such a great idea to add the protein powder. I’ll be making these all summer!

    And thanks again for linking up with us for #HealthyVeganFridays! I’m Pinning and sharing!

    • Mary Ellen @ VNutrition June 24, 2016 at 9:08 am - Reply

      Julie, I tried the code “VegaFit” but it didn’t seem to work on the site. I even copied and pasted it because sometimes I can’t spell lol. I was wondering if anyone else was having a problem? Thanks!

      • JulieWunder June 25, 2016 at 11:53 am - Reply

        Hi Mary Ellen… ummmm… let me check into it. Don’t know what happened!

    • JulieWunder June 25, 2016 at 11:53 am - Reply

      Thanks Mary Ellen! I would love to learn more about nutrition too. So interesting!

  32. Deb Wolfe June 24, 2016 at 7:34 am - Reply

    I currently use a whey based protein but would love a vegan alternative. Breakfast smoothies!

    • JulieWunder June 25, 2016 at 11:52 am - Reply

      Hi Deb! This plant based version is such a good sub.

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  34. Michelle B June 24, 2016 at 1:51 am - Reply

    A protein Popsicle sounds to die for right about now! That or a cold protein shake- YUM.

  35. Elizabeth O. June 23, 2016 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    I don’t normally drink protein but with a dessert like this, I might just try it. I think it’s easy to make and perfect for the summer heat! This recipe is definitely a keeper.

  36. [email protected] June 23, 2016 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    These are sooo pretty! I’ve never seen popsicles have chocolate drizzled on top of them. Good idea. 😉

  37. Nataly Carbonell June 23, 2016 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    I will make pancakes and smoothies!

  38. Emily June 23, 2016 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Oh, and I think I would make your popsicles or a shake… 🙂

  39. Emily June 23, 2016 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    I’ve totally been wanting to try Vega, as it seems to be the most loved protein powder among my friends. 🙂 And these popsicles after any workout sound fantasmagorical!!!

  40. Brandy June 23, 2016 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    Strawberry and chocolate? Yes please. These look like a great idea to make for Summer break!

  41. Billie Beal June 23, 2016 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    oohhh yeah I can so do this , I really don’t like to drink it , thanks for sharing

  42. Annette June 23, 2016 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Oh wow I’d make these. I love chocolate covered frozen treats and always have frozen bananas in the freezer (which I could easily coat with chocolate!).

  43. J June 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    MMMM, gonna make these! I’d use Vega to make smoothies and these popsicles!

  44. steph June 23, 2016 at 11:54 am - Reply

    I’d like to try these…it’s hot here!

  45. Jessica miller June 23, 2016 at 11:52 am - Reply

    Those look yummy! I would love to try those or make a protein shake!

  46. Tee June 23, 2016 at 11:48 am - Reply

    All things I love! Especially the Vegan protein! Yum ??

  47. Jen June 23, 2016 at 9:45 am - Reply

    I would make a milkshake!

  48. jill conyers June 23, 2016 at 6:27 am - Reply

    I would make your protein popsicles. First.

  49. Michele June 23, 2016 at 5:48 am - Reply

    4 stars
    I would have to check out the carbs in that protein drink before I could try it but it does sound like a great mix to have on hand. Those popsicals look delicious.

  50. Annemarie LeBlanc June 23, 2016 at 3:33 am - Reply

    My family and I have not gone the vegan route yet, but I am glad that there are products like these available. It provides a healthy option to get the required protein in our diet without having to eat meat.

  51. Farrah June 23, 2016 at 2:07 am - Reply

    Aughhh, that looks so good! <3 I have the vanilla one but haven't had a chance to try out the chocolate yet! *-* I'd most definitely make these popsicles! <3!

  52. valmg @ Mom Knows It All June 23, 2016 at 12:36 am - Reply

    Look at all that chocolate! My Mom drinks protein shakes. She loves chocolate and I bet she’d be up for trying these.

  53. Sonali- The Foodie Physician June 22, 2016 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    These popsicles look like the perfect way to cool off in this heat! Strawberries and chocolate are a terrific pairing and I love the extra boost of protein!

  54. Giselle Rochford June 22, 2016 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    I seriously need these in my life. Love the fact that they’ll cool me down while giving me a little extra protein 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  55. Natalie @ A Fit Philosophy June 22, 2016 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    These popsicles look amazing! Perfect timing for summer!

  56. Christina Bauer June 22, 2016 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    I love Vega protein powders!! I’m definitely saving this recipe and entering the contest 🙂 if I won, I’d bake some healthy breakfast breads with it.

  57. Taylor Kisedr June 22, 2016 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Love everything about these delicious popsicles! Such a fun post-workout reward!!

  58. Jeanine June 22, 2016 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Wow these look and sounds delicious. I would love to have some of these for my night time snack, could use more protein!

  59. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor June 22, 2016 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    I feel like these popsicles were made just for me! I can’t resist the combination of chocolate and strawberry and love the addition of the extra protein. What a great way to cook down this summer!

  60. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables June 22, 2016 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Ok protein popsicles are GENIUS! I can’t believe I’ve never tried these!! I just bought ice pop molds so I Can’t wait to try this!

  61. ashley June 22, 2016 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    a smoothie

  62. [email protected] June 22, 2016 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Those popsicles sound fun and yummy to make!

  63. Kayla @ Blondes Have More Run June 22, 2016 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    These sound like the perfect Summer dessert!

  64. Neely June 22, 2016 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    OH my gosh my husband would love these! So many of his fav things!

  65. Courtney June 22, 2016 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    How crazy delicious do these look?! I wish I had one right now. 🙂

  66. Melissa June 22, 2016 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Uh these look BOMB. I would actually LOVE to win this! I keep almost buying this protein and have heard many good things about it from friends. Thanks for sharing, Julie!

  67. Mikki June 22, 2016 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Wow! These look delicious. I never thought of adding protein powder to pops like this! Making them is such a great for this time of year.

  68. Carrie June 22, 2016 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Wow! These look amazing! I would definitely love to try one.

  69. Abbey June 22, 2016 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    OMG love the idea of protein Popsicles!! I’m going to make these!

  70. Michelle June 22, 2016 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    These look fantastic!
    I love the idea of protein in a Popsicle!
    I saw this post on What’s Cookin’ Wednesday
    Thanks for a unique recipe!
    Michelle

    • JulieWunder June 25, 2016 at 11:42 am - Reply

      Thanks Michelle! So glad you found the site. Hope to see you again!

  71. Julie June 22, 2016 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    Popsicles are all the rage right now and for good reason. These look so delicious!

  72. Blane Sherer June 22, 2016 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Homemade popsickles remind me of those
    I had as a child. Of course those weren’t as
    healthy as these .

  73. DJ June 22, 2016 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Tasty! I would love to try it in some muffins.

  74. Edye June 22, 2016 at 11:57 am - Reply

    These look amazing!! I’d make a protein shake 🙂

  75. Andrea @ Living In Cloud Nine June 22, 2016 at 11:53 am - Reply

    Gimme one of these right now, yummo!! They look as good as they sound and what a great creative recipe to get your needed protein.

  76. [email protected] June 22, 2016 at 11:45 am - Reply

    These would be perfect for a hot summer day. I have never tried the chocolate flavored but have tried the vanilla and I thought it tasted a bit earthy if that makes any difference sense……haha.

  77. sheila austin June 22, 2016 at 11:36 am - Reply

    These look amazing! Can’t wait to try them.

  78. Nicole @ Fitful Focus June 22, 2016 at 11:04 am - Reply

    OMG! I NEED to make these! YUM!!

  79. Susie @ Suzlyfe June 22, 2016 at 10:54 am - Reply

    These look amazing and what a creative idea, Julie! Thanks for linking up with us!

  80. Jen @ Pretty Little Grub June 22, 2016 at 10:14 am - Reply

    Those look incredible! I never would have thought to make something like that with protein powder.

  81. Liz Mays June 22, 2016 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Now that’s a fun way to get your protein in. It’s much better than just drinking it every day!

  82. Oh yum! These would be a hit at my house!

  83. Perfect time of year for the pops! these look delish thanks for joining our linkup

  84. Annmarie June 22, 2016 at 8:40 am - Reply

    These look absolutely AMAZING Julie! Love protein. Love chocolate. Love popsicles. NEED these!

  85. Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs June 22, 2016 at 8:15 am - Reply

    I love Vega products! They really were the first to make a line of plant based sports nutrition products and still one of the best. I’d love to try making these Popsicles. They sound like a great way to recover. Thanks for linking up!

    • JulieWunder June 25, 2016 at 11:39 am - Reply

      Hi Debbie! Such great options and love that they are and have been plant based!

  86. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy June 22, 2016 at 7:32 am - Reply

    5 stars
    What a great way to have a cold sweet treat, but get some protein too. They are beautifully decorated too – almost too good to eat. Almost!

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