Protein Popsicles: Almond Joy, Piña Colada, and Orange Creamsicle

Protein Popsicles: Almond Joy, Piña Colada, and Orange Creamsicle

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Let’s get a few things clear. Popsicles are acceptable for all ages, you can enjoy an ice-cold popsicle year round, and the Push Pop with Fred Flintstone on the label is one of the greatest treats of all time. Now that we’re on the same page, I’ve got three protein popsicles you’re sure to love. And one is even orange creamsicle flavored, rivaling the classic Push Pop.

All three protein popsicles are low calorie, ranging from 53 to 138 calories and 8-12 grams of protein per popsicle. You’ll be hard-pressed to find popsicles with macros that perfect. And as always, the recipes are super easy to make and don’t call for any wild ingredients. They’ll be prepped and in the freezer in minutes.

Note: I realize the Push Pops with Fred Flintstone are actually called Push-Ups, but that’s an exercise, not a treat. Therefore, they’ll be referred to as Push Pops on my blog, k? 

Protein Popsicles: Almond Joy, Piña Colada, and Orange Creamsicle

What You’ll Need for Protein Popsicles

You can use any popsicle mold for these recipes, but you can get the one I use on Amazon here. They’re $10, dishwasher safe, BPA-free, have a hand guard so you don’t drip everywhere, and all that good stuff. For size comparisons, each mold holds 4.5 ounces of liquid. So if you’re using a smaller mold, you’ll want to scale the recipe down.

In terms of ingredients, protein powder will be a staple ingredient in all three recipes. Like the molds, you can use any protein you’d like. I typically recommend Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey or Dymatize Whey. The macros were calculated with the former. You can find both products and all of my recommended products and tools in my Amazon List.

And if you’d like to learn more about buying protein powder and finding the best value, check out this article.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering why I use vanilla protein in the chocolate recipe. The short answer is that you can turn vanilla protein into chocolate with cocoa powder while you can’t turn chocolate protein into vanilla. Why buy both flavors? Not to mention, I find the cocoa powder added tastes better than most chocolate protein powders.

Beyond the popsicle molds and protein powder, the ingredients are pretty straightforward. I’m telling you, these are simple.

High Protein Almond Joy Fudge Pops

While the other two protein popsicles in this group are sweeter and fruity, I had to stick to my chocoholic ways and make at least one fudgesicle. I had the ingredients for an Almond Joy inspired popsicle after making my Skinny Hello Dolly Pie and decided to put them into popsicle form.

These are surprisingly dense and filling for only 138 calories. Not to mention, you can only eat a popsicle so fast unless you have teeth made of adamantium. Even with a large appetite, I have trouble with more than two of these.

Three recipes for protein popsicles that range from 53 to 138 calories and 8-12 grams of protein per popsicle. The ingredient lists are short, and the recipes will be prepped and in the freezer in minutes. They're too easy not to try.

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High Protein Almond Joy Fudge Pops

All your favorite Almond Joy ingredients packed into one protein popsicle.

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freeze Time 1 hour
Servings 6 Fudge Pops
Calories 138 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops (64g) Protein Powder vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp (5g) Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 C (30g) Almonds
  • 1/4 C (30g) Sweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 1/2 C (113g) Vanilla Fat-Free Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 C (120mL) Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 Tbsp (28g) Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor and pulse until mixed (some coconut/almond chunks are fine). 

  2. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds

  3. Freeze for at least an hour (the longer the better). Run under warm water for a few seconds to easily remove from the popsicle mold before eating.

Nutrition Facts
High Protein Almond Joy Fudge Pops
Amount Per Serving (1 Fudge Pop)
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Protein 12g 24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Piña Colada Protein Popsicles

As much as I love chocolate and Push Pops, this is my favorite popsicle in the group. There’s not much to say other than it’s perfectly creamy yet refreshing at the same time thanks to the pineapple.

Bonus: You can use frozen pineapple and just turn this into a smoothie if you don’t want to wait for popsicles to freeze. 

Double Bonus: If you need a protein mocktail, you could always add a bit of rum to this mix. But you didn’t hear that from me.

Three recipes for protein popsicles that range from 53 to 138 calories and 8-12 grams of protein per popsicle. The ingredient lists are short, and the recipes will be prepped and in the freezer in minutes. They're too easy not to try.

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Piña Colada Protein Popsicles

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freeze Time 1 hour
Servings 6 Popsicles
Calories 81 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

  • 1 C (160g) Pineapple Chunks
  • 1/4 C (30g) Sweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 1 1/2 scoop (48g) Protein Powder vanilla
  • 1/2 C (113g) Vanilla Fat-Free Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 C (120mL) Unsweetened Almond Milk

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor and pulse until mixed.  

  2. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds.

  3. Freeze for at least an hour (the longer the better). Run under warm water for a few seconds to easily remove from the popsicle mold before eating.

Nutrition Facts
Piña Colada Protein Popsicles
Amount Per Serving (1 Popsicle)
Calories 81 Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.2g 3%
Total Carbohydrates 7.7g 3%
Protein 8.2g 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Orange Creamsicle Protein Popsicles

Are they as tasty as a Push Pop? Well, no.

But these don’t have 12 grams of sugar and 1 gram of protein like the original, and they come pretty darn close. So, go make these and get those gains.

Three recipes for protein popsicles that range from 53 to 138 calories and 8-12 grams of protein per popsicle. The ingredient lists are short, and the recipes will be prepped and in the freezer in minutes. They're too easy not to try.

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Orange Creamsicle Protein Popsicles

Paying homage to the classic Push-Up with this 3-ingredient protein popsicle.

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freeze Time 1 hour
Servings 6 Popsicles
Calories 53 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 scoop (48g) Protein Powder vanilla
  • 3/4 C (180mL) Lite Orange Juice 40 calories per cup
  • 3/4 C (171g) Vanilla Fat-Free Greek Yogurt

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl before adding to the popsicle molds.

  2. Freeze for at least an hour (the longer the better). Run under warm water for a few seconds to easily remove from the popsicle mold before eating.

Nutrition Facts
Orange Creamsicle Protein Popsicles
Amount Per Serving (1 Popsicle)
Calories 53 Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3g 0%
Total Carbohydrates 3.7g 1%
Protein 8.7g 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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