Mango S’mores Protein Smoothie & Popsicles

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.

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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.

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Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  • 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.

FOR POPSICLE

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.
  • Enjoy!

You can also serve it as Verrines or Shooters; great for those who are in portion-control diet but want to indulge.

Note:

  • 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.

~Anna

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18 thoughts on “Mango S’mores Protein Smoothie & Popsicles

    • They’re definitely delicious! They’re great for children and adult alike. If your family likes mangoes, they will surely love these. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

    • Hello, Amanda! Yes, they really are. I’ve been making these and they don’t last long. I love ’em. Let me know what you think when you make them. Have a great weekend. 🙂

    • Mi amiga!!! Welcome back. I hope you fully recovered. It’s great you stopped by. Thank you as well as the lovely comment. I’m feeling a little weak, but I think I can manage to cook dinner tonight. 🙂 Have a great weekend my PRCCSS. 😀

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