Strawberry Chia Pops with Chocolate Drizzle & Pistachios

Sweet, in-season strawberries are the base of these pretty breakfast pops along with fiber-rich chia seeds. An optional boost of protein powder helps keep you satiated until lunch.
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Strawberry Chia Pops with Chocolate Drizzle & Pistachios recipe

Strawberry Chia Pops with Chocolate Drizzle & Pistachios

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  • 8 popsServings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups stemmed and chopped strawberries

    3 tbsp pure maple syrup, divided

    1 tbsp black or white chia seeds

    1 tsp pure vanilla extract

    1½ cups whole-milk yogurt

    ½ cup plain unsweetened almond milk

    2 tbsp unflavored whey protein powder, optional (Try: Natural Factors Whey Factors Grass Fed Whey Protein Unflavored)

Topping

  • 1 oz dark chocolate (70 to 85% cocoa solids), chopped

    ½ tsp coconut oil

    1 tbsp unsalted chopped pistachios

Equipment

  • 8 3-oz pop molds

Preparation

1. To a small saucepan on medium, add strawberries and 2 tbsp water and cook, stirring occasionally, until fruit breaks down and becomes syrupy, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat; mash with a fork. Stir in 2 tbsp maple syrup, chia seeds and vanilla. Set aside to cool completely, about 10 minutes.

2. In a large bowl, combine yogurt, milk, protein powder (if using) and remaining 1 tbsp maple syrup. Stir in fruit mixture. Spoon into molds and add sticks. Freeze until set, at least 4 hours.

3. Prepare topping: Fill a small pot with 2 inches water and bring to a simmer. Reduce to low and set a heat-proof bowl over top. Add chocolate and oil and melt, stirring occasionally, 45 to 60 seconds. Run pop molds under warm water to loosen and gently remove pops; place on a tray. Drizzle chocolate mixture over pops; sprinkle with pistachios. (NOTE: Chocolate will begin to set almost instantly, so work quickly to allow pistachios to stick.) Wrap individually in parchment paper and store in an airtight container in the freezer. 

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 pop
  • Calories: 100
  • Carbohydrate Content: 13 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 6 mg
  • Fat Content: 4.5 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 35 mg
  • Sugar Content: 10 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 1 g