Refreshingly delicious smoothie and Popsicle made with fresh mango, organic 100% vegan protein + smoothie mix powder, organic sugar, Graham cracker crumbs, Chocolate stripe marshmallows, and dark chocolates.
*This post was created on Monday, April 20, but I just didn’t get around to posting it because I came down with a flu.
Hello! I hope you had a nice weekend.
My family and I attended the church service yesterday. We usually go for a drive to check out places we’ve never been or we have lunch at a nearby restaurant after the mass, but we drove straight home because the weather wasn’t that great. It was very windy and rain was imminent. It wasn’t a good day to go sightseeing.
However, today was a beautiful day. I couldn’t help but take a photo of this magnificent cloud formation I saw this morning while dropping off my children to school. It looked like an avalanche coming down the mountain. I thought it was spectacular.
Anyway, I am excited to share with you this protein powder I recently discovered. I like everything about it. It’s made with organic ingredients and no added sugar. It’s non-tasting, 100% vegan and free of nuts, gluten, yeast, dairy, and eggs. It’s rich in fiber and essential B vitamins. You can mix it in soup, muffins, cupcakes and cake batter. A scoop provides 7 grams of protein. What more could I ask?
I made protein mango smoothie for lunch yesterday. It was a good excuse to use the mangoes my husband brought home before they rot and say hello to mister trashcan. I also mixed in a scoop of the vegan protein powder for added nutrients.
Right in the middle of slurping the smoothie, I had this crazy idea about adding Graham cracker crumbs in my mango smoothie. I didn’t think so. It would be like eating a bowl of soggy cereal. How about adding some shaved dark chocolates while I was at it? We have so many leftover chocolates from Easter, so mine as well use ’em. As unappetizing as it may sound, I gave it a try.
I wanted it to be very cold, so as soon as I folded in the Graham cracker crumbs and shaved chocolates, I immediately placed it in the freezer. Well, I completely forgot about it and it was frozen. Frozen or not, I couldn’t wait. Mm…if you like s’mores, you will definitely like this. It was refreshingly delicious. The crunch from the shaved chocolates made it s’morelicious (is there even such a word?) 😀 That’s when my youngest blurted out, “oh, mommy just like s’mores!” He was right. I just need to add some marshmallows; even better. That’s when I came up with Mango S’mores Popsicles.
- Flesh of 1 large very ripe Manila mango
- 3/4 cup 2% organic fresh milk or Evaporated milk (or any milk you prefer)
- 1 scoop organic 100% vegan protein smoothie powder
- 18 ice cubes, crushed
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons organic sugar (or Agave or raw honey)
- 4 sleeves Graham crackers, coarsely crushed
- 3 S’moreMallows squares (chocolate stripe flavor marshmallows), cut in tiny pieces (see notes)
- Shaved dark chocolates
FOR SMOOTHIE AND SLUSH
- Place the mango flesh, milk, protein powder, crushed ice cubes, and sugar (agave or raw honey) in a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Pour smoothie mixture into a tall glass or a plastic container. You can either top the smoothie with the Graham crackers, marshmallows, and shaved chocolates or you can fold them in the smoothie mixture.
- Enjoy as is for a smoothie.
- For a slush, you need to fold in the Graham crackers, marshmallows, and shaved chocolates and immediately freeze for two hours.
This recipe yields 10-12 Popsicles
Summer is just around the corner. These are great grab-and-go snacks for children. You can make them ahead of time, so they’re ready when your children want something to snack on.
- Follow the first step above. Then, fold in the Graham cracker crumbs, marshmallows, and shaved chocolate. Using a spoon, immediately scoop (or pour) the mixture into molds leaving about 1/4 inch of room at the top as the Popsicles will expand as they freeze. Place wooden Popsicle sticks in each mold and freeze overnight.
- Unmold the pops by dipping the mold in a bowl with warm water (as tall as the Popsicle) about 15-25 seconds or so. Gripping the handles, gently turn to loosen and pull upward to remove. If it turns but you can’t pull it upward, leave in warm water a little longer.
You can also serve it as Verrines or Shooters; great for those who are in portion-control diet but want to indulge.
- The more marshmallows you add, the better. You might want to separate them before folding them in the smoothie mixture.
- If you don’t have any wooden sticks, use plastic spoons.
- You can purchase the Organic Vegan Protein powder at Costco or at blenditup.com.
My children and I love these pops. I made them again earlier today. I can see these pops being sold everywhere. They’re just too delicious. Don’t forget to mention where you get the recipe and idea from. 😀
That is all for today. Thank you for reading. Have a great week.
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