It’s been a while since we’ve had a Hump Day Treat, but you knew it would only be so long before you were seeing the pink sweatsuit again!
Since it’s gotten warmer, I’ve found that when I want an afternoon snack, I want something cold. I’ve been going with smoothies, but that’s a little boring. I’ve wanted my snack on a stick; basically, I’ve wanted a popsicle.
Sadly, most store-bought pops, even the “all natural” ones (coughEdyscough) are filled with ingredients that don’t really thrill me. So I figured I could make my own! And I’m so glad I did. It’s easy, delicious, and healthy…and instead of just putting a stick in some flavored ice, I actually managed to pack some nutrition in there!
(Makes six pops)
1/2 cup unsweetened full-fat coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1 and 1/2 cups frozen pineapple
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1/2 ounce finely chopped macadamia nuts (and by “finely chopped” I mean “Put in a baggie and bashed with a mallet”)
This is How We Do It
Combine all the ingredients…
Then toss into the food processor and have at it until everything gets nice and smooth. Then pour into popsicle molds!
And then freeze! It helps to take them out of the freezer about 20 minutes before you’re ready to eat so they come out of the molds easily.
This was heaven on a stick. I love coconut and pineapple flavored things, so you can see how this would put me over the top, but the secret here is the half coconut milk/half water. This makes them slushier than ice cream, but definitely creamy and dreamy enough to be satisfying. And the fact that they have fat and protein in them makes them a hella good snack! Seriously, you could have one for breakfast; I had one for “dessert” last night, but it was really just part of dinner.
Oh and even with all that goodness in there, they only have about 100 calories each. SUCK ON THAT, 100 CALORIE PACKS!
I’m going to be making these all summer with different varieties of fruits. HUMP DAY WIN.