Do you remember Fudgsicles? I used to love them when I was a kid. Out of curiosity, I recently googled their ingredients. Here is what I found:
nonfat milk, sugar, corn syrup, whey, high fructose corn syrup, water, palm oil, cocoa processed with alkali, tricalcium phosphate, mono and diglycerides, cellulose gum, guar gum, malt powder, salt, polysorbate 80, polysorbate 65, carrageenan
Ick, right? So I decided to recreate the classic and make it healthy as well as delicious. I was drinking my morning smoothie, and inspiration struck. Add a little bit of unsweetened chocolate along with my usual chocolate protein powder, freeze in popsicle molds and viola...a delicious dessert treat that is loaded with greens, protein, and nutrients. No added sugar, vegan (if your protein powder is vegan) and healthy as all get-out. How cool is that?
I love how easy it is to make this recipe. Five minutes of prep, a minute in the blendar or food processor and a quick pour. I get 16 popsicles from this recipe, but it all depends on the size of your molds. It is so nice to know that I can pull one from the freezer whenever I want. Healthy, delicious, premade. Perfect. Enjoy the rest of summer everyone!
Healthy Chocolate & Greens Fudgsicles
3 cups coconut, almond or soy milk
1 cup organic baby spinach
1/2 bunch organic Italian parsley
1 stalk organic celery
1 organic apple
1 organic banana (I chop up bananas and store in freezer for my smoothies)
1/2 cup fresh or frozen organic blueberries
2 scoops chocolate protein powder (find one without added sugar)
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Chop or tear fruit and vegetables into large pieces. Add all ingredients to blender. Chop, pulse, puree until the mixture is very smooth. Taste smoothie and add additional protein powder if you want your fudgsicles a bit more chocolatey.
Pour into popsicle mold and freeze until firm. Serve.
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