Raspberry Vanilla Protein Popsicles

Disclaimer:  This post is sponsored by REBBL, but all opinions are my own.  Thanks for supporting the brands that I love!

Summertime is in full swing and it’s HOT here in Texas!  So these Raspberry Vanilla Protein Popsicles are the perfect treat to help you cool off.

 

Raspberry Vanilla Protein Popsicles

 

I used REBBL’s Vanilla Spice Protein Coconut Milk Elixir in these tasty pops.  Each bottle contains 16 grams of plant based protein.  The organic protein blend is sourced from peas, pumpkin and sunflower.  So you know you are getting whole food protein vs processed stuff in so many other protein drinks.

REBBL coconut milk elixirs contain real ingredients, are vegan, gluten free, fair trade and they contain super herbs.

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Mango and Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Summer is not totally over yet, so I am making you a Mango and Black Bean Quinoa Salad. I just love salads.

Last month when I went home to Boston, my stepmom made this awesome pasta salad with mangoes, black beans, corn, pasta, cilantro and lime.  I really enjoyed it, so I decided to come home and make a twist on that recipe. I used quinoa in place of the pasta, since I am not a huge pasta fan.  I think this came out really good!

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This would be perfect for parties and it’s also very easy to make.  This Mango and Black Bean Quinoa Salad is vegan and gluten free. I highly recommend topping it with avocado.  So good!

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Watermelon Lime Sorbet

We bought this huge watermelon the other day.  While the flavor was very sweet, the texture was a bit weird, so I decided to make this Watermelon Lime Sorbet with it.   What an awesome decision that was!  It came out SO GOOD!!  There is also ZERO added sugar. If you love sorbet, you may also like my Strawberry Rhubarb Sorbet.

watermelon lime sorbet

This healthy sorbet recipe is vegan, gluten free and paleo.  You only need 3 simple ingredients!  I used my ice cream maker, but if you don’t have one, you can always make popsicles instead.  I like these molds.

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Frozen Pina Colada Cake

This is Emily from prettypies.com sharing a delicious (and nutrient-packed) dessert with you today– a recipe for Frozen Piña Colada Cake. A creamy tropical treat that’s perfect on a hot summer day.

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Do you like piña coladas? I recently tasted my very first piña colada while on vacation. Omg YUM! I wanted to recreate the unforgettable flavor, but in a healthier way. This cake is made with fresh pineapple, coconut cream and very little added sugar! PLUS it has a secret ingredient that adds even more nutrients.

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You would never guess that there’s an ENTIRE zucchini hidden inside of it. Haha! Yes, vegetables in your dessert, because who doesn’t need more green veggies in their life? I promise you can’t taste vegetables. The zucchini actually makes it more creamy.

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Lemon Coconut Cookies

Nothing says summer better than the flavors of lemon and coconut.  Those flavors are showcased in these Lemon Coconut Cookies.  These Lemon Coconut Cookies are a super cinch to make. They also happen to be gluten free, grain free, nut free, and vegan!

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These cookies also come with a boost of fiber and protein.  They freeze well too, so you can make a batch for later.  Maybe in the winter when you are craving the flavors of summer? 🙂

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Green Split Pea Pesto Pasta Salad

Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by USA Pulses and Pulse Canada, but opinions are all my own.

We have all had pesto before, but have you ever tried adding split peas to it?  It adds a wonderful flavor as well as a boost of protein.  This Green Split Pea Pesto Pasta Salad is a must make!  It starts with these beautiful split peas.

Split peas

pea pesto pasta salad

This is perfect for summer cookouts and parties.  The tomatoes also add some nice color and pair well with the mildly sweet flavor of the peas.  Most recipes for split peas are soups, but I wanted to utilize them in a different way.  They were perfect in this pesto.

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