The weather is starting to heat up in Los Angeles, and I love it! As a kid, one of my favorite snacks to eat on a hot summer’s day was a popsicle. Now that I’m “adulting,” I’ve decided to create my own creamy matcha flavor popsicle packed with blended banana and 1% low fat milk so I can have a pick me up with some vitamins and a bit of protein. Check out the easy recipe below.

Also, want a chance to create this popsicle for free? GotMilk? is now offering a contest to win a $100 GROCERY GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY every Wednesday this month. Click HERE for the rules!

**The recipe below is my own and partnered with GotMilk? with this sponsorship

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of Lactose 1% Fat Milk
  • 2 tsp of Matcha powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. of guar gum (thickener)
  • 1 cup of ripened bananas (1.5 – 2 small banana)
  • 3 packets of stevia (optional)

Directions

  • Place all ingredients into a blender, except the guar gum
  • Slowly mix it the guar gum a few sprinkles at a time while blending in between. This will reduce the chances of the guar gum (which thickens like a corn starch) from clumping. The guar gum will help make the popsicle more creamy.
  • Pour the mixture into the 6 popsicle containers
  • Place the popsicle tray into the freezer for 6-8 hours
  • Once frozen, run it under hot water for 20 sec before pulling the popsicle out of the plastic cover to keep the shape of your delicious frozen snack.

Enjoy!