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3 Refreshing Protein Popsicles Recipes

by Ezra 5 minutes read

Last updated: 20 Jun, 2023

During the summer months, a frozen popsicle is the perfect refreshing treat. The only thing better than a popsicle is a healthy protein popsicle!

Protein popsicles are the ultimate summer dessert, especially for those who are looking to lose weight, build muscle, or maintain a balanced diet. They are a healthier alternative to ordinary popsicles as they are high in protein and have no added sugar.

What are the health benefits of protein popsicles?

Protein plays a vital role in the human body. Studies have proven it:

  • Regulates hormones

  • Builds and repairs muscle, bones, skin, and cartilage

  • Assists with the growth, maintenance, and repair of cells

  • Boosts metabolism

  • Keeps the body satiated for longer

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Aids with weight loss

  • Keeps the immune and respiratory system functioning correctly

It is important to make sure you are consuming enough protein in your diet. For the average adult, the daily Reference Nutrient Intake (RNI) for protein is 0.75g protein per kilogram of body weight. How much protein you need depends on varying factors like age, activity level, and muscle mass.

As a general rule, the average male should consume around 56g per day whilst the average female should consume around 46g per day. These three protein popsicle recipes contain almost half your daily protein intake!

All of these recipes include fresh, healthy ingredients and can be adapted for a vegan or gluten free diet. For more information on high protein vegan foods, check out our article.

For all three frozen popsicle recipes, you will need popsicle molds and popsicle sticks.

Fruity Clear Protein Popsicle

Protein content

Whey - 20g per serving

Vegan - 10g per serving



  1. Into a shaker, add the water and your preferred clear protein.

  2. Shake the drink well and let it stand for 15 seconds, making sure all the froth has settled.

  3. Slice the strawberries in half and add them, along with the raspberries, into the popsicle mold.

  4. Pour the drink from the shaker into the molds and insert the popsicle sticks.

  5. Place in the freezer for at least 4 hours, ideally overnight. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Vanilla and Chocolate Protein Popsicle

Protein content

Whey - 21g per 25g serving

Vegan - 22g per serving


Vanilla Layer

Chocolate Layer

  • 1 cup semi-skimmed milk or unsweetened almond milk

  • ⅓ cup chocolate flavored protein powder or vegan protein blend

  • 1 banana

  • 2 dates

  • Sea salt


  1. To make the vanilla layer, place the almond milk, banana, dates, a pinch of sea salt, and your preferred protein powder into a blender. Blend the mixture until smooth, pour into a jug, and set aside.

  2. Repeat the same process to make the chocolate layer.

  3. Fill each popsicle mold half way with the vanilla blend. Freeze this layer for around 30 min to 1 hour.

  4. Once the vanilla layer is partially frozen, pour the chocolate layer on top.

  5. Gently swirl the two layers together using a long, thin utensil.

  6. Insert the popsicle sticks and place into the freezer for at least 6 hours, ideally overnight. Enjoy!

Strawberry Yogurt Protein Popsicle

Protein content

Greek yogurt - 10.3g per serving

Vegan - 5.8g per serving



  1. Juice the lime and add 2 tsp of the juice to a blender, along with your preferred choice of yogurt. Blend until smooth.

  2. Fill each popsicle mold up a quarter of the way with the mix.

  3. Slice the strawberries and place half of them into the molds.

  4. Add the rest of strawberries into the blender. Blend until smooth again.

  5. Pour the rest of the mix into the molds and place in the freezer for 24 hours. Enjoy!

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