The summer days are pretty sweltering at the moment, but I refuse to complain about it (whenever I'm tempted to, I just think back to our last winter's cold, dark, wet days, then count my blessings)! Instead, I'm trying to make the most of the summer fun by getting outdoors, swimming in rivers or the sea as much as possible, and I've been making these really healthy vegan fruit smoothie ice lollies - they're incredibly refreshing and taste so good! Plus, they're packed with antioxidant and vitamin-rich berries, with only 38 calories per popsicle. The added vegan protein powder is optional, but by adding it these healthy summer treats also provide a little protein hit to help you recover and repair from your exercise and help you on your way to your fitness goals! All you need is an ice lolly mould and some fresh fruit!
Vegan Protein Fruit Smoothie Ice Lollies Recipe
Ingredients (makes 10 lollies):
1 scoop Vega vanilla protein powder (optional)
Wash the berries and remove leaves from the strawberries, then chuck along with the peeled banana into a food processor or blender. Top up about half way with water (better to start with less water as you can always add more depending on how thick you like it). Add the Vega protein powder, then blitz everything until smooth. Pour into lolly moulds then pop in the freezer for a few hours until set.
Nutrition (per lolly):
Protein: 2.4g (Women: 4.8% / Men: 4.4%)
Iron: 0.4mg (Women: 2.7% / Men: 4.6%)
Calories: 38 (Women: 1.9% / Men: 1.5%)
Sugars: 3.4g (Women: 3.8% / Men: 2.8%)
Total Fats: 0.5g (Women: 0.6% / Men: 0.5%)
Saturated Fat: 0.1g (Women: 0.5% / Men: 0.3%)
Salt: 0.1g (Women: 1.7% / Men: 1.7%)
Fibre: 1.8g (Women: 6.0% / Men: 6.0%)
See the Nutrition Info page for more details on % of Dietary Reference Values for men and women.