It’s almost summer! At least sometimes, when the sun decides to grace us with its presence. We got fully into the summer spirit here at Neat Nutrition and decided that it wasn’t summer without ice lollies. So we thought we’d try and combine our two favourite things: lollies and protein.
Firstly, you’re going to need to buy lolly moulds and lolly sticks. These lollies get sticky when they start to warm up, so it’s best to have a nice long lolly stick or you’ll end up looking like a toddler at a funfair.
These are completely customisable. You can add whatever you like to your lollies: kiwis, strawberries, banana; you could even dip them in dark chocolate if you’re feeling really naughty. The below is just an idea.
Although this is a simple enough recipe, it does get a little fiddly the way we made it (because they look so pretty!). You can instead, pop everything into a blender and pour into moulds. This will give you a berry lolly that is a uniform colour and no fuss. If you want some super snazzy rocket lollies like ours, keep reading.
The first step is making your fruit compote. Cut a few strawberries into quarters and pop into a small microwaveable bowl, adding a dash of water. Heat on full power for 45 seconds or until the fruit starts to break down. You can do this on the stove if you prefer.
You should get a nice thick compote (technically a compote includes sugar, so if you have a sweet tooth you could add some honey or maple syrup). Repeat the process with your blueberries in a separate bowl and if needed, give them a good mash with a fork!
Once you have your fruit layers, grab your Fage 0% and stir in a scoop of protein powder. This should mix well but will be a little thick for getting into the lolly moulds. We added a little water, just to get it to a more pourable consistency.
When you have all three components, it’s time to wrestle with those lolly moulds. Pop a spoonful of your blueberry compote into each mould. Next, top it up with your yogurt/protein mix until you’ve filled two thirds of your mould. Finally, add a spoonful of your strawberry mix and then finish it off with a lolly stick.
Pop in the freezer for an hour or so and then voila! You have lollies ready to munch in the summer sun. Just run the mould under warm water for a few seconds to get the lolly loose and you should be good to go!