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Protein packed Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Popsicles are the perfect post-workout snack!
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
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?
Talk about the perfect recovery snack and a great way to cool off.
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?
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.
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.
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 comes in Berry Infusion and Citrus Iced Tea flavors. Yummy!
No matter what your workout is, Vega Clean has you covered. Oh and about those dreamy looking protein popsicles… here’s the recipe!
Delicious protein packed Chocolate Covered Strawberry popsicles.
- 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
- Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth
- Pour the batter into popsicle molds and put in freezer. Allow to freeze for 5 hours to overnight.
- 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.
** 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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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of White Wave. The opinions and text are all mine.