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4 Macro-Friendly Popsicle Ideas

The dog days of summer are here, and with that comes the heat. Try these homemade popsicles for a low-calorie cool down snack!

You’ll need:
  • A popsicle mold. Get these at the grocery or dollar store, or buy online.
  • Paddle pop sticks if your mold doesn’t come with them.
  • A freezer.
    Note: You don’t need a popsicle mold to make these icy treats. An ice cube tray, toothpicks and cling film will work as an alternative.

All serving sizes are 1 Popsicle. Double the ingredients for each additional popsicle you want to make.

Breakfast Pop



Imagine taking a walk, driving to work or even heading to the gym on a beautiful summer's day, while enjoying a high protein, delicious breakfast in popsicle form. Sounds absolutely delightful. Here’s how to make it happen.

Macros
Serving Size
1 Popsicle
Calories
214
16g
Proteins
21g
Carbs
6g
Fats
Ingredients
  • 50 g 0% Fat Greek Yogurt
  • 10 g Protein powder, low carb and low fat works best. Any flavor works with this recipe. I used Ascent Vanilla Casein Protein for this recipe.
  • 30 g Banana, ripe
  • 15 g Rolled oats
  • 10 g Peanut butter (switch for PB2 for lower fat)
  • 5 g Lite syrup (butter, maple or pancake syrup) OR 5 g honey
Instructions
  1. Place banana, oats, peanut butter/PB2 and lite syrup in a bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds. When soft, stir to combine.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine yogurt and protein powder. The protein powder stops the yogurt from becoming icy and unpleasant in texture. So the importance of the protein isn't necessary to make it a high protein breakfast, it's to give it that 'ice cream' consistency.
  3. Place the banana oat mix into your popsicle mold first. Be sure to stuff it in there so it all fits and molds nicely. Top up the rest of the mold with the yogurt mix.
  4. Place the popsicle sticks in and freeze overnight!
  5. To remove the popsicles, you may need to run a little warm water or leave them on the kitchen counter for a few minutes so that they slide out easily.

Soda-POP



What’s your favorite low/zero calorie soda? Lemonade, cola? Maybe it’s FitAid or Grapefruit Sparkling Ice (pictured)! Popsicle it!

Macros
Serving Size
1 Popsicle
Calories
0
0g
Proteins
0g
Carbs
0g
Fats
Ingredients
  • Zero calorie soda of choice. If you choose a soda with calories, make sure you track them accordingly.
Instructions
  1. Pour zero calorie soda into popsicle mold, leaving about half an inch from the top (the carbonation makes it rise while it’s freezin). The carbonation can also cause some of your popsicles to come out of the mold with a few icy shards on top, like a snow cone. Still delicious!

Electro-POP



Enjoy a hit of electrolytes on a hot day by freezing your sports drink. Oh, and shout out to that extra gram of fiber from the berries in this recipe!

Macros
Serving Size
1 Popsicle
Calories
15
0g
Proteins
3g
Carbs
0g
Fats
Ingredients
  • Zero calorie Powerade or other sports drink (this recipe uses Blue Powerade Zero)
  • 30 g Blueberries (or other berries of choice)
Instructions
  1. Place blueberries into popsicle mold, top up popsicle mold with sports drink and freeze overnight.

Kombucha POP



Attention Kombucha fans! Grab your favorite bottle and turn it into a frozen treat!

Macros
Serving Size
1 Popsicle
Calories
20
0g
Proteins
5g
Carbs
0g
Fats
Ingredients
  • Kombucha. Different brands yield different macros. This recipe uses the Kombucha Tangerine.
Instructions
  1. Pour kombucha into mold leaving half an inch from the top–the (carbonation from the drink causes it to rise while it's freezing). Freeze overnight.