Strawberry Coconut Cream Protein Pops are the perfect summer treat! August 1, 2015 08:35
We enjoyed these delicious protein-packed treats by the pool yesterday!
Blend Ingredients and freeze overnight in popsicle molds:
8-10 Organic Strawberries with core removed
1- 14 oz. can of coconut cream, We like Trader Joe's thick and creamy coconut cream!
2-3 scoops of Complete Whey Protein
1 Tbsp. of Xylitol for extra sweetness (if desired)
Coconut cream has so many health benefits:
-strengthens the immune system
-anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-parasite
-promotes weight loss
-improves digestion and absorption of vitamins and minerals
-reduces risk of heart health and improves good cholesterol (HDL)
-great for hair and skin
-helps with insulin secretion and symptoms of diabetes
-helps prevent kidney disease, bladder infections
-helps to protect the body against cancers due to insulin reduction and removal of free-radicals
Organic Strawberries are extremely healthy for us!
Strawberries aid in weight management!
Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best defenses against type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Strawberries are naturally low calorie (around 28 kCal per serving), fat-free and low in both sodium and sugar.
Strawberries are full of healthy antioxidants like quercetin and kaempferol. They also contain vitamin C, folate, potassium, vitamin K, and magnesium.
Strawberries contain antioxidants such as Ellagic acid, Lutein and zeathanins which help prevent cancers and build a healthy immune system.
The antioxidant properties in strawberries help to prevent cataracts and promote eye health.
The antioxidants found in strawberries help lower LDL cholesterol and reduce inflammation in the joints.
The potassium found in strawberries can help regulate blood pressure and may even help to lower high blood pressure by acting as a buffer against the negative effects of sodium.