Sometimes, you just get a sweet tooth that won’t go away. Sadly, dessert and diet do not go hand in hand, which is why I created these slightly sweet frozen treats on a stick that definitely put a halt to the cravings that commonly derail a clean-eating day. The great news is, if you do a little calculating of your own, you can add a few mini chocolate chips in place of the granola, or substitute peanut butter for the coconut. My version satisfies my mocha-coconut craving, and with the balanced ratios, I can even have two. One 2 3/4 ounce serving is: 100 calories, 9 Protein, 9 Carb, 4 fat.
2- 5.3 ounce vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup skim milk
1 scoop protein powder
1/4 cup granola (use one with no more than 120 calories per 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
Pour yogurt and milk into a small bowl and stir well while adding the protein powder. Add then the granola and coconut and mix well. Divide evenly among six Popsicle Molds, or do what I did and use 3 ounce plastic dixie cups with Popsicle sticks. The yogurt mix is stiff enough to hold the stick in place, but I cover each little cup with saran wrap or foil and pop the stick right through. Freeze for at least 3-4 hours. When you’re ready to eat, just run water under the cup to pop your frozen goodie right out. You can even reuse the cup! I soften my kids’ treats in the microwave for 10 seconds. As you can see, from my oldest to the youngest, these are a big hit!