Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Berry Yogurt Pops

Summer is here and nothing tastes better than a cold treat to cool off on a hot day. Creemes, soft serve, and ice cream are readily available, but are high in fat and calories making them a better choice for the occasional treat. These smoothie pops are healthy and taste great. Made from real fruit and fat free Greek yogurt they are something you can feel good about eating.

 

Greek yogurts come in a variety of flavors and can vary a lot in the amount of added sugar. Some are available in “light” which means an artificial sweetener is used- this can be helpful if you have diabetes or are following a low carb diet. Use the label to find the brand with the least amount of sugar. If you go with “plain” expect a tart flavor, but you can add your favorite sweetener as needed.

 

I bought a fancy popsicle mold last year on clearance and finally got to use it. Don’t have a mold? Paper cups with plain popsicle sticks work just as well! You can mix up the types of fruit and flavors of yogurt for many combinations. Experiment to find which one you like best!

 

Berry Yogurt Pops

Makes 8 pops

 

Ingredients:

1.5 cups 0% vanilla greek yogurt (2 6oz containers)

1 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries

1 banana

 

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until well mixed. (You may need to add a few Tbsp of water to make it blend)
  2. Pour into popsicle mold or ½ cup of mixture into paper cups with popsicle stick.
  3. Place in freezer and freeze for at least 4 hours.

 

Nutrition Facts: 1 popsicle

40 calories, 0 g fat, 8 g carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 3 g protein

 

 What awesome flavor creations can you come up with? 

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