Easy Strawberry Banana Protein Popsicles

These Strawberry and Banana Protein Popsicles are the perfect healthy summer treat! Made with just a few simple ingredients, these popsicles are packed with protein and natural sweetness. Whether you’re looking for a post-workout snack or a refreshing dessert, these popsicles have got you covered.

If you are looking for another easy and delicious protein-filled recipe you may also enjoy this Pineapple Smoothie with Protein. Not only is it cold, creamy, and refreshing but it’s also filling and makes a delicious breakfast treat when you need something that you can take with you on the go. 

Homemade strawberry banana protein popsicles

Why Love You’ll This Recipe

  • ​It’s a great summer snack when you need to add in some extra protein, instead of drinking protein shakes.
  • You only need a few ingredients so you don’t have to worry about spending a lot of money to make this popsicle recipe.
  • They are so refreshing on a hot summer day.  Both kids and adults love popsicles!

If you are like me, and you are always looking for ways to add more protein to your daily diet, then these healthy protein popsicles are for you. They are refreshing, easy to make, and taste great. You won’t regret making these. 

Ingredients Needed With Variations

​The next time you are in the grocery store stop and pick up these ingredients so that you can enjoy this protein-packed treat this summer. 

  • strawberries  – Try using different fresh fruit for different flavors. Blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries all work well in this healthy dessert.                                       
  • banana – A ripe banana will give you the best sweetness to these popsicles.                                       
  • Greek yogurt – I used plain yogurt, but you can use any yogurt or even coconut yogurt to make this simple treat.                                                   
  • plain protein powder – Chocolate protein powder or vanilla protein powder can also be used if you want to change the flavors of this sweet treat recipe.  My favorite brand for mixing in other ingredients is True Athlete from The Vitamin Store.                                         
  • orange juice – You can use any type of milk, such as oat milk, or other fruit juices to change up the flavors of these homemade popsicles.                                                  
  • vanilla extract – I like to use pure vanilla extract because it has the best flavor. 
Ingredients to make fruit popsicles with protein powder and yogurt.

How to Make These Strawberry Banana Protein Popsicles

This is a quick overview of the steps that you are needed to make these high-protein popsicles. You can find the full instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of this post. 

Step 1: Add the ingredients to the blender.

Add strawberries, banana, Greek yogurt, protein powder, orange juice, and vanilla extract to a blender. Pulse until smooth. If the ingredients are not sweet enough, here is when you can add the sweetener of your choice.

Step 2: Pour the popsicle mixture into the molds.                                                 

Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, leaving a little space at the top for expansion.  Add the popsicle sticks into the molds.   

Step 3: Freeze the ice pops.                                                  

Place in the freezer and freeze for at least 4 hours or until completely solid. Don’t forget to cover the top of the mold to prevent freezer burn if it doesn’t have a lid.                                                                

Homemade popsicle fruit mix with strawberries and yogurt poured into molds before freezing.

Substitutions and Additions

  • A handful of chocolate chips mixed into the popsicle mixture can add a little extra flavor. 
  • Adding a little lime juice or lemon juice is a great way to get the taste of the tropics for this sweet treat. 
  • You can also add a small amount of peanut butter, and cashew butter to the mixture for healthy fats and a little extra protein. 

How To Store

Store the popsicles in a freezer bag wrapped in a piece of parchment paper to keep them fresh and ready to serve when you have a sweet tooth. They will stay fresh in the freezer for up to three months if you protect them from freezer burn. 

Sandra’s Pro Tips

Here are a few tips that you can use to help make sure that this frozen treat turns out perfectly for you when you make it. 

  • To easiest way to remove the popsicles from the mold is to run warm water over the outside of the mold. This will help loosen the popsicle from the silicone mold.
  • If you are using Dixie cups or paper cups, allow the popsicles to freeze for two hours before you add the sticks so, that the sticks will stand upright.
  • The protein powder that I used already had a sweetener in it (Stevia). Paired with the fruit and juice, I don’t add any sweetener to these protein popsicles. However, you may want to add some sweetener of your choice.   
Popsicles made with fruit on a plate with ice.

FAQs

Do you have questions about these protein powder popsicles? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe. 

Can I use protein powder to make popsicles? 

Yes, the protein powder makes a great addition to these popsicles.  It adds satiety to these popsicles.

Can I use regular yogurt instead of Greek?

Yes, however, greek yogurt has more protein which is why I prefer to use it. 

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Strawberry banana protein popsicles on a white tray over ice cubes.

Easy Strawberry Banana Protein Popsicles

Stay cool and satisfy your sweet tooth with Strawberry and Banana Protein Popsicles. The perfect high-protein snack for summer.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Protein Popsicles, Strawberry Banana Popsicles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 57kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer

Equipment

  • blender or food processor
  • popsicles molds – or small paper cups and popsicle sticks

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries hulled and chopped
  • 1 banana sliced
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt plain
  • 1 scoop plain protein powder
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract optional

Instructions

  • Add strawberries, banana, Greek yogurt, protein powder, orange juice, and vanilla extract to a blender. Pulse until smooth.
  • Pour the the mixture into popsicle molds, leaving a little space at the top for expansion. Add the popsicle sticks into the molds.
  • Place in the freezer and freeze for at least 4 hours or until completely solid.
  • Run water over the outside of the molds for a few seconds to release the popsicles from the molds. .

Notes

  • If you don’t have popsicle molds, pour popsicle fruit mix into small paper cup.  After two hours, add the popsicle stick and continue to freeze until set. 
  • Look for low sugar juice and yogurt to keep this popsicles low carb. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1popsicle | Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Disclaimer

Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

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