There’s lots of these floating around online. I used an idea from “All Day I Dream about Food.” And I’m so glad I did.
Here’s the thing. My girls aren’t big into the healthy foods. They eat mini corndogs and dinosaur chicken nuggets more than I like to admit. So whenever I have a chance to sneak something healthy into their diets, I do it.
And this recipe is definitely healthy!
It’s a combo of strawberries, blueberries, lemon juice a tiny bit of sugar and Greek Yogurt. They thought it was dessert and that’s fine by me! It’s a very easy recipe – I used an old baby food grinder to blend the fruit, and my 4 year old helped.
Next time I make this I will use much smaller portion sizes. They expand in the freezer and come out big enough for two serving sizes. I would try to get about 7-8 pops out of this one (I made mine way too huge with only 5 pops). Of course, it depends on the size of your cup or mold.
I personally would prefer this as a smoothie with a straw. Either way – it’s tasty!
And seriously? How cute for a Memorial Day or 4th of July party!
Memorial Day Yogurt Pops (Recipe found Here)
1/2 cup strawberries, chopped
1/2 cup blueberries, chopped
2 cups greek yogurt, divided
4 tbsp lemon juice, divided
Sugar or sweetener of choice. (about a teaspoon per mix)
In a blender or food processor (I used an old baby food blender) combine strawberries, half a cup of the yogurt, 1 tbsp lemon juice and sweetener. Blend until smooth. Remove to a bowl or measuring cup.
Repeat with the blueberries, half a cup of the yogurt, 1 tbsp lemon juice ans sweetener.
Mix remaining 1 cup yogurt, 2 tbsp lemon juice and sweetener together until smooth.
Divide strawberry mixture among 8 popsicle molds or paper cups. Tap molds firmly on counter to settle mixture to the bottom. Divide plain yogurt mixture among molds or cups and tap firmly. Top with blueberry mixture and tap firmly to even out.
Place molds in freezer and chill 1 hour, until just starting to firm up. Add popsicle sticks and freeze until completely firm, at least another 2 to 3 hours.