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Matcha Kiwi Ice Pops

It is too hot this week in the Hamptons to even think about turning on the stove. But a girl still has to eat breakfast and these pops are my perfect solution.

Made with chia seeds, collagen powder, and coconut milk they fulfill the Thrive Essentials by having protein, fiber and fat. For an added boost I added Plain T matcha powder for antioxidants and a touch of caffeine.

They are sweetened with a frozen banana, chunks of kiwi and one tsp of local honey. Make them the night before and in the morning you are ready to go!

In case you didn't already know, you CAN leave the skin on kiwi. It gives an added boost of fiber, which can help fill you up. Additionally, the skin is a highly concentrated source of antioxidants like vitamin C and E.

These pops are especially great in the summer after long days at the beach. The sun can cause damage to the DNA in our skin cells, especially if the skin has been burned. These pops contain plenty of antioxidants from the kiwi and matcha to help fight the damage, while the amino acids in the collagen can help repair. These are NOT a substitute for sunscreen, but can help if you missed a spot.

Matcha Kiwi Ice Pops

2 cups coconut milk

1 frozen banana

2 tsp Plain T matcha powder (Code THRIVE10 for 10% off)

4 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Powder

1 tsp local honey (optional)

1/4 cup chia seeds

1 kiwi sliced, rounds and cubes

Place coconut milk, banana, matcha, honey, and collagen in a high speed blender. Blend on high until smooth. In a large bowl or measuring cup add the chia seeds and coconut mixture from the blender. Whisk together until chia seeds are evenly dispersed. Let sit for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Place some kiwi in the molds, fill up halfway with the chia mixture, add more kiwi and top off with mixture. Have some fun here there is no right or wrong way to add the fruit in.

Place sticks into pops, they should stand up on their own. Freeze overnight and enjoy!

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