Fudgsicles. I remember them from my childhood. Safe to say I’ve always been a chocoholic! As an adult (if that’s what I am now), I don’t eat nearly as much of the sweets I used to for multiple reasons. So the idea of creating a healthy fudge pop definitely interests me! I can’t settle for certain “ice creams” (I won’t mention any brands in particular) that are supposed to be a substitute for the real thing and just don’t cut it! I would just rather have the real thing or nothing at all. When creations come out well, like the re-created healthified cookie dough recipe, and the black bean brownies (don’t knock it ’til ya try it!), I’m a happy girl!
In case you don’t know what was in those delicious fudge pops, here’s a reminder, or in my case, a first view since childhood when I really wouldn’t have cared anyway:
I’m definitely more about ingredients than calories (which I posted more about here), and this is no good! The “Nutrition Facts” can be good to look at for certain reasons, but when you look at what something is made up of, and it’s nothing but processed chemicals which wreak havoc on digestion, then the rest doesn’t really matter so much anymore (for health, not weight loss).
Ever since I ordered and tried the Chocolate (Vegan) Shakeology (which I posted about here) I had a healthy version of the fudge pops in mind. It was so chocolatey it reminded me of one of those delicious fudge pops, so naturally I had to make some. The fact that there’s so much nutrition packed in there makes it not only guilt-free but actually beneficial or a good snack! I feel like Shakeology is a superfood salad disguised as chocolatey goodness…which makes me think of this funny quote:
Here’s what’s in each scoop of it (minus the whey for the vegan one!):
And here are the fudge pops! I scored these cute starry popsicle molds at Home Goods for next to nothing. I am so #homegoodshappy lately since I’m not doing too much in these last days of pregnancy (still waiting for her to come!) and with our new house!
- 1 scoop Chocolate Vegan Shakeology**
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 1/2 cups milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
- 1 1/2 TB peanut butter**
- a few ice cubes (to consistency)
- Blend all ingredients together (I used a Vitamix, but any high speed blender will do!) and pour into the popsicle molds. Freeze until frozen, usually at least 2 hours! Enjoy!
- **I'm sure you can substitute another chocolate protein powder and it will come out great too. I cannot guarantee the sweetness and if you'll need to add dates or stevia to the mix!
- **Any nut or seed butter of your choice in place of peanut butter will work!
Was there anything you used to eat as a child that makes you cringe now?!