Frozen Yogurt Pops
The warm weather is here, and was certainly noted after a day at the lake paddle boarding, boating and fishing under a hot sun! Although hydration is #1 on my mind during a hot day, I must say #2 is a cool, sweet treat. With so many options on the market, it's a tough decision to make, especially when trying to avoid excess sugar or low calorie sweeteners, saturated fat, and filler ingredients. Of course, there is a time and a place for a high calorie, super satisfying, frozen novelty. However, the box of 12 in my freezer quickly empties as I start including 1 or 2 as part of my every day.
This is a simple, satisfying, 3-ingredient frozen novelty that anyone can make at home!
1 1/2 cups plain 2% yogurt
1 1/2 to 2 cups frozen mixed berries, unsweetened (or you might use strawberries, cherries, mango, banana, or any mix of these)
1 to 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup (some fruit are more tart than others)
1) Throw all of your ingredients into a food processor or blender. Blend well.
2) Clean your recycled mini yogurt containers (I buy 100 g containers) and pour the yogurt blend into each one, adding a wooden popsicle stick. OR you can purchase BPA free popsicle containers from the Dollar Store! The ones I bought come in a set of 8.
Makes ~8 to 12 mini pops (depending on your size)
Nutrition Profile per each yogurt pop: ~ 50 calories, 2 to 3 grams added sugar (the honey or maple syrup), 2 grams protein, and of course a small amount of calcium, B12, vitamin C, and potassium
A little more nutritional bang for your buck. Happy summer, enjoy your time with family and friends… make them a frozen yogurt pop!