Dairy Free Chocolate Chunk Protein Fudgesicles


Dairy Free Chocolate Chunk Protein Fudgesicles {Gluten Free}

 

Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Emily from Whatever Floats Your Oats, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, Farrah from Fairyburger and Cassandra from Powered by BLING to create awesome healthy recipes each week!  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well! 

I am so excited for our theme this week, dairy free alternatives! Even though I am not 100% dairy free, I do tend to avoid it for the most part which has lead me to experiment with dairy free alternatives the last few years. 

Among my favorite subs for dairy are almond and cashew milk, cashews for recipes calling for cheese and coconut milk and fat to make things extra creamy.  Another favorite sub to add creaminess without real cream is avocados especially in my chocolate smoothies lately…not a new concept but oh. so. yummy. 

 

So when I saw that our theme was going to be dairy free today- I used that chocolate creaminess and took it to another level: Dairy Free Chocolate Chunk Protein Fudgesicles.  

Dairy Free Chocolate Chunk Protein Fudgesicles.  These are the perfect way to refuel after a hot and sweaty run or workout! They're so delicious you won't guess the secret healthy ingredient!  Find the recipe on TheFitFoodieMama.com

I realize it’s hard to see the chocolate chunks but just believe me when I say that they’re in there and will surprise you with extra chocolatey deliciousness with every bite! 

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Not only are these cool, refreshing and fudge-tastic but they are also PERFECT for a post-run treat after a hot summer run!


 

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RECIPE

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or other non-dairy milk
  • 6 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 small avocados
  • 2 scoops vegan chocolate protein powder (I used Plant Fusion)
  • 1 tbsp raw honey (or sweeten to taste) OR 6-8 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)

Directions: 

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender except for the chocolate chips. 
  2. Blend making sure all ingredients are mixed thoroughly. 
  3. Mixture should be a pudding-like consistence- add more almond milk if too thick. 
  4. Stir chocolate chips into mixture. 
  5. Spoon into popsicle molds and place in freezer overnight. 
  6. When removing fudgesicle from mold it may stick a bit.  Either run top or bottom under warm water or allow to sit out at room temp for a few minutes then remove from mold. 
  7. Enjoy! :)

 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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54 Comments

Michelle
Reply June 5, 2015

Sounds like a delicious healthy treat for adults and the kiddies! Always looking to get nutritious foods in her!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 5, 2015

    Thanks- my daughter and I both enjoyed one yesterday! She didn't even realize she was eating healthy!

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply June 5, 2015

I happen to love fudgesicles. I always forget how much I do until I have them again! Great use of avocado protein mousse!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 5, 2015

    I haven't had one in years until I whipped these up- I didn't realize how much I missed them! :)

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply June 5, 2015

Love this all! So prefect. creamy, cold, and chocolate!

    aelicatese
    Reply June 5, 2015

    Thank you! :)

lindsay Cotter
Reply June 5, 2015

OMG it's 94F already here, i need these! like yesterday. and love the dairy free theme too!

    aelicatese
    Reply June 5, 2015

    Sheesh, 94 degrees that early?! That definitely calls for a frozen fudgesicle! :)

Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home
Reply June 5, 2015

Wow! Sounds right up my alley!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 5, 2015

    Yay, hope you give them a try! :)

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply June 5, 2015

Perfect for a summer day! Funny, I just bought popsicle holders this past weekend! Was planning on trying out a few recipes this Saturday myself!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 5, 2015

    Yay! It's so much fun to make your own popsicles!!! :) Tons of possibilities!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply June 5, 2015

Avocado how interesting?! Anything w choc chunks has to be good!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 5, 2015

    I promise the avocado is delicious! And yes, chocolate chunks in anything are delicious ;)

Sarah
Reply June 5, 2015

We love popsicles!! Protein pops are perfect to cool down after a summer workout! It has been cold here and we have been waiting but we have some we have to make for an upcoming contest we have to get on!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 5, 2015

    Woohoo, can't wait to see what you come up with!!! :)

Rachel @ Athletic Avocado
Reply June 5, 2015

love that you use d avocado in the these! yum :)

    aelicatese
    Reply June 5, 2015

    I had to! Avocados make everything better ;)

misszippy
Reply June 5, 2015

Wow--how yummy do these sound? I'll definitely be making these for the kids this sumer!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 5, 2015

    Yay! Hope you enjoy :)

Pragati // Simple Medicine
Reply June 5, 2015

I love that these are dairy free. Its so hard to find a good dessert when you're avoiding refined sugar and diary. I can't wait to try this recipe!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 5, 2015

    It really is hard to find a dessert you can enjoy when you're avoiding certain ingredients. Usually dairy free products are loaded with sugar which I am not a fan of!

Marcia
Reply June 5, 2015

Yum! These look perfect for the hot weather ahead! I bake with avocado all the time. Can't wait to try it in these.
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 5, 2015

    Yay, hope you enjoy!!! Avocado is great for so many different kind of recipes!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply June 5, 2015

How much fun! These look amazing. Love that you put protein powder in them so they are super nutrient based.
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 5, 2015

    Thanks! I love adding protein powder to pretty much everything :P

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply June 5, 2015

The second summer comes back, I'm making these. Seriously though - warm weather, where'd you go?!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 5, 2015

    It had been crappy here for the last few days but it warmed up and was super humid here today! Just went for a quick run and ate a fudgesicle right after :P

Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
Reply June 5, 2015

Perfect for summer! Sounds delish, Annmarie! Hope you get to enjoy some of these this weekend. :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 5, 2015

    Thank you! I definitely will be ;) Have a great weekend!

Lisa @ RunWiki
Reply June 5, 2015

These are so perfect for summer!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 5, 2015

    They really are! I just had one after my run, so refreshing :)

Esther
Reply June 5, 2015

Oh my! Those look SO AMAZING!!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 5, 2015

    Thank you! <3

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply June 5, 2015

Love this idea. I just came up with a chocolate avocado cookie recipe that I am going to share soon, my boys would LOVE these!

    aelicatese
    Reply June 5, 2015

    Ooooh that sounds amazing, can't wait to see it!!!

Cassandra @PoweredByBling
Reply June 6, 2015

I love making these old school fudgesicle-type recipes. It reminds me of being a kid and making them with my mom. I love that you still make them in a healthier way!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 6, 2015

    Fudgesicles definitely remind me of childhood too! That was probably the last time I had one :P

Farrah
Reply June 6, 2015

Yay for homemade popsicles! I love this idea! I have a lot of all of those ingredients (except the avocados, but I always need more excuses to get avocados. <3 )!

    aelicatese
    Reply June 6, 2015

    Um, go get yourself some avocados, girl! One should never be without such an essential ingredient ;)

Sneha
Reply June 6, 2015

Heyya.. Sounds like a delicious healthy treat for adults and the kiddies! Always looking to get nutritious foods in her!Perfect for a summer day! Funny, I just bought popsicle holders this past weekend! Was planning on trying out a few recipes this Saturday myself.. :) :)

    aelicatese
    Reply June 6, 2015

    There are so many fun recipes out there, hope you have a great time making them this weekend! :)

Amber
Reply June 6, 2015

oh, THESE look divine! I will trust you on the chocolate chips even if I cannot see them :P this reminds me of a recipe I used to make called freezer fudge using avocados!

    aelicatese
    Reply June 6, 2015

    Hehe they are in there for sure! :) And freezer fudge sounds AMAZING!!!

Eva
Reply June 6, 2015

I have all but protein powder. Can not wait to give it a try!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 9, 2015

    Yay! Let me know what you think! :)

GiGi Eats Celebrities
Reply June 7, 2015

OMG A RECIPE I CAN MAKE AND EAT AND ADOREEE! I am so excited :) THANK YOU!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 9, 2015

    Woohoo! You're welcome! SO happy you can enjoy it :)

Mary Long
Reply June 8, 2015

These sound so good!! Thanks for sharing!

    aelicatese
    Reply June 9, 2015

    They are SO GOOD! :) I have almost eaten them all :P

Jess @hellotofit
Reply June 11, 2015

What a creative use of avocados! I've made chocolate avocado pudding but haven't considered incorporating it into a popsicle. LOVE!
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    aelicatese
    Reply June 12, 2015

    Thank you! They're really yummy :)

Myra
Reply June 2, 2016

Looks so good!!! Love Fudgesicles :) I have a popsicle recipe coming up next week too - must be summer!! :D

dixya @food, pleasure, and health
Reply June 2, 2016

avocado + chocolate sounds like a great idea together.

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