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protein pops

I never got around to sharing my smoothie last week as part of Kimberly Snyder’s recipe challenge, but I turned the leftovers into popsicles, and that’s worth sharing! Seriously, what’s better after a hardcore workout than a popsicle that you can feel good about?!

Now, Kimberly’s smoothies included spirulina, which if you’re not familiar, is an algae that is super high in protein. It’s sold in a powder form, which makes it perfect for adding to smoothies. I’ve considering buying it a few times, but it’s pretty pricey, so I’ve held off. So I went with my other favourite source of plant-based protein: hemp seeds!

With even more protein per gram than spirulina, I use this stuff in everything. Just sprinkle on salads, mix into grain dishes or try this recipe and blend into a smoothie frozen into a popsicle.

For this smoothie turned popsicle I blended up:

  • 3 packed cups spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 4 tbs raw hulled hemp seed
  • 1 serving protein powder
  • 3 tbs raw cacao
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups water or almond milk

Check out Kimberly’s Spirulina Power Protein Smoothie here.


  1. You got me with the Cacao! Does it make it chocolaty or just enhance the flavors? Kind of like adding ground coffee to chocolate recipes does….. They look great though!! Takes the Smoothie to the next level!

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