Mixed Berry BCAA Ice Lollies

Introducing your go-to sugar-free popsicle recipe.

Ever craved something sweet but trying to avoid sugar-packed ice creams? Or maybe you fancy something light or refreshing? This ice lolly recipe uses fresh fruit and BCAA powder to create healthy popsicles you can make easily at home.

BCAAs or ‘Branched Chain Amino Acids’ are a specific type of essential amino acids that make up many of the different proteins found in the body. There are 3 BCAAs: leucine, isoleucine and valine, and they are termed “essential” because they cannot be made in the body so must be obtained in the diet.

These ice lollies are a refreshing and tasty way to support your muscles with the building blocks they need, whilst enjoying a naturally sweet treat at the same time.1

Mixed Berry BCAA Ice Lollies

The Raspberry Lemonade BCAA powder contains beetroot concentrate which helps to give these ice lollies their vibrant pink colour.

Each serving of BCAA also contains extracts of panax notoginseng (also known as ‘Chinese Ginseng’) which has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine for it’s believed effects on inflammation and ageing.2

This recipe uses a simple 2-part layering process which results in the even distribution of fruit in the ice lolly – giving it an amazing marbled appearance (and so all the fruit doesn’t sink to the bottom!).

Discover the full recipe below.

Mixed Berry BCAA Ice Lollies

Mixed Berry BCAA Ice Lollies Recipe


  • 1 serving BCAA Raspberry Lemonade 
  • 80g sliced Strawberries 
  • 100g Raspberries 
  • 2 x 200ml water


  1. Mix one half serving (1/2 a scoop) of BCAA with 200ml of water. 
  2. Pour equal amounts of the BCAA mix into each mould.
  3. Take half the strawberries and raspberries and push them to the bottom of the mould, then freeze for 1 hour.
  4. Remove from freezer and repeat steps 1 & 2 for the rest of the BCAA.
  5. Add the remaining mixed fruits and place back into the freezer for at least 3 hours.
  6. Once ready, simply pop out of the mould and enjoy! 

Mixed Berry BCAA Ice Lollies

  1. Protein contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass.
  2. Zhao H, Han Z, Li G, Zhang S, Luo Y. (2017). Therapeutic Potential and Cellular Mechanisms of Panax Notoginseng on Prevention of Aging and Cell Senescence-Associated Diseases. Aging Dis. 2017;8(6):721‐739.

Arabella Ogilvie

Arabella Ogilvie

Writer and expert

Arabella has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology from the University of Glasgow where she covered health topics ranging from the physiological effects of exercise and nutrition, to psychology and neuroscience.

She has a lifelong interest in sport and fitness, including running, swimming, hockey, and especially rowing. At university, Arabella was a keen rower and competed in the first boat at events such as the prestigious Henley Women’s Regatta, The Scottish Boat Race, and British University Championships, and won Novice Rower of the year in her first year.

In her spare time, Arabella loves to train in the gym and practice yoga and meditation. She is passionate about the natural world and will take any opportunity to be outdoors.

Find out more about Arabella’s experience here.