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Skinny Monkey Smoothie Pops are made with fresh fruit, almond milk and peanut powder. These protein-filled frozen summer treats are perfect for kids of all ages!


So a few months ago, I shared a recipe for a breakfast smoothie that was high in protein but low in fat and calories. It was actually a makeover of one of our favorite smoothies — the Funky Monkey. The original recipe used peanut butter and milk, and the makeover used peanut powder and almond milk, so it had the same great taste but was a lot lighter. We named this new smoothie the Skinny Monkey. We loved this smoothie so much that it quickly became one of our favorite breakfasts.

I told the kids that we would have to make smoothie pops when the weather warmed up, and that’s exactly what we just did! Well  actually, my oldest two made them when I was on a field trip with my younger daughter, although they texted me several times for advice.

Smoothie pops are super easy to make. Basically, you just prepare the smoothie as usual, but instead of pouring the mixture into glasses, you pour it into ice pop molds, instead.

After about four hours or so, the ice pops are ready to eat! Easy, peasy.


The only changes we made for this particular recipe were minor. We reduced the amount of peanut powder since these aren’t for breakfast, although you could probably eat them for breakfast if you wanted to.  And since fresh strawberries are everywhere now, we used them instead of frozen ones.

Everything else stayed the same as it was in the original recipe.


How To Make Skinny Monkey Smoothie Pops

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Skinny Monkey Smoothie Pops

By: Dee
Skinny monkey smoothie pops -- a protein-filled, frozen treat that's perfect for summer
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
freezer time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 10 ice pops


  • 2 cups fresh strawberries washed and chopped into large pieces
  • 3 bananas peeled and sliced
  • 4 tablespoons peanut powder I used Jif
  • 1 ½ cups almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon honey
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  • Add all ingredients to a tall blender
  • Puree on high until blended
  • Pour into ice pop molds
  • Place in freezer for about 4 hours or until frozen
  • Remove from molds
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 56kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 1g, Sodium: 68mg, Potassium: 170mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 35IU, Vitamin C: 20mg, Calcium: 53mg, Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
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The kids like to have ice pops after they go swimming or after they’ve been playing outside, and these make perfect snacks. They’re all natural, and they’re a little more substantial than plain ice pops, so they’re good if you’re hungry.


The kiddos just loved them!


You can taste the peanut powder, but it’s not overwhelming. One of my teens doesn’t really like peanut butter, but she likes these. She especially enjoys having one of these pops after she works out.

Skinny Monkey Smoothie Pops

The Skinny Monkey Smoothie Pops are dairy free, gluten free and can easily be made vegan if you want. Of course, if you don’t have almond milk, regular milk works too.

I hope you enjoy them — we did!

Have a super day, friends.


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  1. Miz Helen says:

    What a fun smoothie pop, it looks yummy! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen5 stars

  2. Michelle Goth says:

    My son would go absolutely crazy over these!

    1. Dee says:

      They’re perfect for kids — mine loved them!

  3. Sandi (@fearless_dining) says:

    I love the added protein you put into these frozen treats.

    1. Dee says:

      I try to sneak in a little extra protein whenever I can! 🙂

  4. Ginny McMeans says:

    This actually made my stomach growl. Love your recipe!

    1. Dee says:

      Aw thanks, Ginny. The really are very tasty!

  5. Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen says:

    It’s great to give kids a healthy choice for snacking over the summer. These are the perfect summer treat!

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Valerie. I already have to make some more. 🙂

  6. Joanie @ ZagLeft says:

    What a great idea! My daughter loves pops in the summer and I know she would love these after her tennis lessons this summer.

    1. Dee says:

      My teens like them after they’ve been working out. 🙂

  7. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    Ooo! I love this idea! My kids will go crazy for these pops!

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Anna. My kids just love them, especially in this warm weather!

  8. Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie says:

    My family just started a diet yesterday, and these look amazing! This will surely satisfy our sweet tooth without wrecking our diet!

    1. Dee says:

      That’s what I love most about these– no guilt! 🙂