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BLACKBERRY LEMON POPSICLES

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 1/2 cups mixed berry Greek yogurt
  • 2 1/2 cups blackberries
  • 2 1/2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • Popsicle molds
  • Popsicle sticks

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together lemon juice and vanilla yogurt. Set aside.
  2. Blend blackberries and mixed berry yogurt. Set aside.
  3. Layer popsicles into mold in this order: 1 Tbsp. lemon, 1 Tbsp. blackberry. Repeat. Swirl layers if desired.
  4. Gently tap molds on the counter to remove air bubbles. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze overnight. Enjoy!

HEALTHY TIP

Brainstorm a few more creative ways to transform fruit into a sweet treat!


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STRAWBERRY PEACH YOGURT POPSICLES

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups strawberries, blended
  • 3 cups peaches, peeled, sliced and blended
  • 2 Tbsp. honey, divided
  • 2/3 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Popsicle molds
  • Popsicle sticks

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Blend strawberries with 4 tsp. honey and set aside. Clean blender, then blend peaches with 2 tsp. of honey and set aside.
  2. Layer popsicles into mold in this order: 2 tsp. strawberry puree, 1 tsp. yogurt, 2 tsp. peach puree. Repeat. Make sure fruit is your last layer.
  3. Tap the mold on the counter to settle the layers. Drag a small spoon from bottom to top of mold to create a swirled pattern.
  4. Insert popsicle sticks, freeze for 6 hours and enjoy!

HEALTHY TIP

Have fresh produce that’s about to go bad? Freeze it! You can use it to make popsicles or smoothies later.


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INGREDIENTS

  • 3 medium bananas
  • 1/3 cup smooth natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • Pinch of salt
  • Popsicle molds
  • Popsicle sticks

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine bananas, peanut butter, water and salt in a large blender. Pulse several times, then blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
  2. Divide among eight 3-ounce popsicle molds and freeze until firm, at least 6 hours.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Release one popsicle at a time from mold. Place popsicles on sheet. Firm up in the freezer for about 3 to 5 minutes
  4. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring in between.
  5. Spread chocolate onto popsicles with a small spatula. Place popsicles on sheet and freeze until chocolate hardens, about 5 minutes. Enjoy!

HEALTHY TIP

For extra crunch, sprinkle chopped nuts on the chocolate before freezing the pops.

 

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