raspberries & cream protein pops.

by Janetha on July 10, 2013

in product review,recipes

hold the phone.. two recipe posts in two days? yeah, i think i have found my recipe-making mojo once again. today’s recipe is creamy, sweet, fruity, protein-packed, and a perfect way to cool off!

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i recently received vi-shape nutritional shape mix to use in a recipe. when i saw the sweet cream flavor, i immediately thought of cold stone’s sweet cream ice cream and i knew i had to create a frozen dessert!

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before i get to the recipe, let me tell you a bit about vi-shape.

vi-shape is more than just another protein powder. each 90-calorie serving does contain 12 grams of a tri-sorb protein blend that is made up of two types of whey protein and soy protein. additionally, each serving contains a full serving (5 grams) of fiber, calcium to promote bone health, and 25 vitamins & minerals.

vi-shape has so many great features.. how about a list?

  • lactose free (yay for me!)
  • gluten free
  • certified kosher
  • non GMO
  • low fat (1 gram per serving)
  • low sugar (<1 gram per serving)
  • low sodium (75 mg per serving)
  • 2 grams of effective carbs per serving

vi-shape helps build lean muscle in conjunction with aiding in fat loss. it is a great snack or post-workout shake. i wouldn’t replace a meal with it since it is low in calories, but it would be a great way to supplement a meal for added protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. for a full fact sheet, click here.

lots of protein powders look great on paper, vi-shape included, but what really matters is the taste, am i right? (yes, i am.) i am happy to report that vi-shape sweet cream flavor shake mix gets two thumbs up. it mixes smoothly (i mixed it with almond milk) and isn’t too sweet. there is no chalky taste or unpleasant aftertaste.

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like i said, i wanted to use the shake mix in a frozen dessert, so i created these raspberries & cream protein pops!

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raspberries & cream protein pops
prep time: 5 minutes, freeze time: at least 5 hours, best if overnight
makes eight 4 oz pops

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ingredients:

  • 2 servings vi-shape sweet cream shake mix
  • 8 oz vanilla greek yogurt
  • 4 oz milk (i used almond)
  • 1 TB vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 6 oz fresh raspberries, smashed

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directions:

  1. combine yogurt and vanilla extract in one bowl.
  2. in another bowl, whisk together vi-shape and milk.
  3. add vi-shape mixture to the yogurt mixture and mix well.
  4. fold in raspberries.
  5. pour into 4-oz popsicle molds and freeze for at least 5 hours, but overnight is best.

*if you do not own popsicle molds, you can use paper cups and wooden sticks! pour 4 oz of mixture into each cup, stick a stick in, and freeze as directed. just peel the paper away when you want to eat one.

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the nutritional stats on these are great:

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if you would like to learn more about vi-shape or connect with them, you can find them on facebook, twitter, or visit their website directly. they have an incredible database of health information on their blog, check it out!

Q~

what is your favorite frozen dessert?

xo. janetha g.

this post is sponsored by vi-shape. product and compensation was provided for recipe development. all opinions, as always, are my own.

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa July 10, 2013 at 6:47 pm

These look great. I can’t remember the last time I had a popsicle. Hm, I think it’s because my teeth are so sensitive.
Random, but true.
My favorite frozen dessert will always and forever be ice-cream.

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Nicole @ FruitnFitness July 10, 2013 at 7:11 pm

These sound really good! My favorite frozen dessert is probably ice cream or fro yo! Love the idea of a healthy protein popsicle!

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Erica July 10, 2013 at 7:37 pm

mmm! These sound totally delicious! Gotta love the extra protein kick. I think frozen yogurt is my favorite frozen dessert….or frozen grapes!!

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Kayla July 10, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Those look amazing & I definitely think I’m going to love making them! My tummy will love the fact that they’re lactose free ;)

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Heather July 10, 2013 at 8:44 pm

It looks amazing! Raspberries are my absolute favourite!

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Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola July 10, 2013 at 9:06 pm

These look great! Is two servings of the protein powder about 2 scoops?

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Janetha July 10, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Well, for this brand it is 2 scoops a serving. But the scoop is small. It equals 26g in weight.

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Jan @ Sprouts n Squats July 11, 2013 at 5:09 am

I seriously need to buy some ice cream moulds, they look yummy!

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Linz @ Itz Linz July 11, 2013 at 7:23 am

these look unbelievable! i wonder if i could even be patient enough to let them freeze??!

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Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries July 11, 2013 at 8:41 am

Yum! These look great – the perfect summer treat!

Ice cream is definitely my favorite frozen dessert!

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ali moll July 11, 2013 at 9:10 am

Another yummy recipe I need to try! Thanks Janetha!

My fave summer treat: PACE Popsicles! Dangerous to have in the house!

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Janetha July 11, 2013 at 9:13 am

YES! The peach is my fave. I hate that they don’t put them in the paper wrappers anymore, though.

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Melissa Bowen July 11, 2013 at 9:23 am

Hi Janetha-
I just found your blog from Julie’s Blog (Peanut Butter Finger’s) and I think I have another favorite. Can’t wait to read more and find some fabulous recipes. I am sort of new to the blogging world so if you ever want to give me some pointers then please stop by…. LittleBlueDress4Change.blogspot.com :)

xoMelissa

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Janetha July 11, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Hey, lady! Thanks for commenting :) xoxoxo

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Megan (The Lyons' Share) July 11, 2013 at 9:38 am

This looks delicious and I have some ViShape handy! Thanks!

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Annette@FitnessPerks July 11, 2013 at 9:52 am

Oh wow–these look awesome! Great idea to make homemade popsicles. YummO

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momma b. July 11, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Those look so tasty and your raspberries really look good! My favorite frozen dessert is ice cream or Neilsen’s custard!! But my all time favorite photo in this post is Mr Randy pants there in the background – sure love that rascal!!

Oh and I love you too!!
xoxo

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Jentry Nielsen July 11, 2013 at 12:29 pm

These look/sound soo delicious! I can’t beelive they are only 57 calories a pop! Also love when my dessert has some protein…bonus!
Thanks for sharing!!! :)

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Liesl July 11, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Yum!! I’d take one of these, they look delicious!

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Primož July 14, 2013 at 2:21 pm

My favorite frozen dessert is strawberry frappe by my mom. I like it much more than ice cream.
To make it she throws frozen strawberries into food processor, mixes it while adding milk and sugar. After she pours it into cups, she ads a spoon of whipped cream. Yummy.

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Arman @ thebigmansworld July 14, 2013 at 7:08 pm

This looks great, and the added protein is always a bonus!

My favourite frozen dessert is pretty boring, but I love a good quality basic vanilla ice cream. Stranger too, but especially in Winter.

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