Protein Popsicles

We’re finally warming up here, at least in Southern California, so now’s the time to pull out your frozen treats and cool drinks! Most of the time, though, your frozen treats may be things like Otterpops, which are little else than a mixture of corn-syrup and food coloring, or like Kool-Aid, which has ingredients that are impossible to pronounce, and also has food coloring. Sometimes your healthiest option is to make your own, and in this post, I have a recipe for Protein Popsicles! It’s exactly what it sounds like – popsicles with protein powder in them.

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Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These almond butter chocolate chip cookie treats are a great & easy way to snack.

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The almond butter adds protein and fiber while the coconut oil adds healthy-ness and moistness. These cookies are just as easy to throw together as any other cookie, but are healthier in some ways…not to mention extremely delicious. Enjoy!


 

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Healthy Lemon Poppy-seed Muffins

These Lemon Poppy-seed muffins are made healthy by using coconut oil instead of butter, coconut sugar instead of cane sugar, and some gluten free flour replacing some of the all-purpose flour. These make a great snack anytime of the day.

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Ingredients: (makes 12 muffins)

½ cup softened coconut oil

½ cup coconut sugar

2 eggs, separated

½ cup + ⅓ cup all purpose flour

½ cup all-purpose gluten-free flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons poppy-seeds

2 tablespoons lemon zest

3 tablespoons lemon juice

½ cup buttermilk (to easily make your own buttermilk, see step #_)

1 teaspoon vanilla

 

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin tins, or place little muffin papers in each.

(Optional but preferred: Put the lemon zest and sugar into a food processor and blend until zest is all blended in with the sugar. This is good to impart a more lemony flavor. )

In a large bowl, cream coconut oil and coconut sugar. Add eggs one at a time, until creamy and combined.

Place the egg whites separately in a medium deep bowl.

If you don’t have buttermilk, then you can easily make this substitute, that works just as well:

You’ll need 1/2 cup of buttermilk, so in a liquid measuring glass, pour in 1/2 tablespoon of vinegar. Then pour in the milk till it is filled up to 1/2 cup. Let sit for a few minutes, until curdled.

In a separate medium bowl, mix the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, poppy-seeds, and lemon zest. (if you already blended the lemon zest in with the sugar like I earlier suggested, then obviously, you won’t be putting it into this bowl)

Dump the flour into the sugar/oil mixture. Alternate this with pouring in the buttermilk, and lemon juice, and then vanilla, until everything is combined.

With a high-speed handmixer, whip the egg white until tall peaks form, and it is light and fluffy.

Carefully fold in the egg white into the batter until completely incorporated. Spoon evenly into the 12 muffin tins.

Bake in oven for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

See some step-by-step pictures below, or go to my original instructable recipe.

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Beat the egg white…
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Mix it all together…