These mango yoghurt protein frozen bites are a healthy and nutritious way to keep cool on a scorching hot summer day. They’re made with only 3 main ingredients and are so easy to put together.
I have to admit that when the weather is hot, there are very few things I actually crave eating. I hate the idea of cooking hot meals when the house already feels like an oven and I’m sweating even in my short shorts, vest and multiple fans on around the house. All I want is something cool, chilled and refreshing.
I could probably eat ice cream and iced lollies all day every day during hot summer days. Although I almost never buy them from shops because I know I’ll end up eating the lot. Instead, I like to make healthy frozen treats like these mango yoghurt protein frozen bites. A balanced combination of carbs, yoghurt and protein, yet still tastes like a dessert!
Every now and then I like to add protein powders to my snacks/desserts as a way to make them more balanced, filling and nutritious. These frozen bites tick all the boxes for a nutritious and healthy snack. You have carbs from the mango, fats from the yoghurt and protein from the added protein powder. This combination of macros will help prevent a sugar spike followed by a dip, which can leave you feeling tired and hungry again within an hour or so. A balanced snack also means you’ll feel more satisfied and less likely to feel the urge to reach out for more snacks.
Each serving contains 9g of protein, which is pretty good for a healthy snack/dessert. They’re a great way to bump up your protein intake in between meals, especially if you feel you’re struggling to get enough protein throughout the day.
If you’re craving something more like ‘real’ ice cream, have a look at this healthier cookie dough ice cream made lighter using oat milk.
What you’ll need to make these mango yoghurt protein frozen bites:
Mango – I prefer using frozen mango because it’s cheaper, fresher and more convenient. It comes already sliced, so you all you need to do is weigh it out and chuck it into you blender. You can of course use fresh mango if you prefer.
Yoghurt – I used fat-free Greek style yoghurt, but any kind of yoghurt will work whether it’s dairy or dairy-free/vegan alternatives. The higher fat yoghurts will give you a creamier texture, but obviously will increase the fat & calorie content.
Protein powder – I sometimes like to add protein powders in my snacks/desserts as a way to make the recipe more balanced, filling and nutritious. Don’t worry if you don’t have any, this recipe will work without the protein powder. If you do omit, just bare in mind that this will change the nutritional breakdown below.
Dark chocolate – For some added decadence, but I also think it goes really well with the sweetness of the mango. I just add a little drizzle on top, although I have also tired dipping them completely in chocolate to create a chocolate shell around them. They tasted so good! The chocolate is completely optional – you can use as much or as little as you like or omit all together.
These mango yoghurt protein frozen bites are:
- High protein (9g per serving!)
- A source of vitamin C and antioxidants
- Made with only 3 main ingredients
- Great as a snack
- Or as a healthy dessert
- Can be made vegan & dairy-free depending on the yoghurt you use
- East to make
- And so tasty!
Mango Yoghurt Protein Frozen Bites
- 350g frozen mango
- 240g fat-free greek style yoghurt*
- 2 scoops protein powder** I used Bulk vanilla gourmet vegan protein
- 25g dark chocolate melted
- Add the mango, yoghurt and protein powder to a blender/food processor and blend until smooth.
- Transfer into moulds or a muffin tin lined with cases. Freeze until set (around 2 hours).
- Remove and drizzle with the melted dark chocolate. Enjoy!