Blueberry Smoothie Pops
These Blueberry Smoothie Pops are Healthy popsicles made with blueberries, banana, and yogurt for a cool sweet treat with zero guilt.
Now that school is out, I’m realizing once again that I need to keep my kitchen well-stocked with healthy snacks for my kids.
We spend a lot of time swimming and that means my family is ravenous when we get home.
For awhile now, we’ve been relying on smoothies for a quick, slurp-able snack. It’s one way I know my kids are getting more fruit (and even veggies!) into their day.
A few summers ago I started turning our smoothies into popsicles.
It’s a nice alternative to the sugary ones they see at the store and beg me to buy.
These Blueberry Smoothie Pops are just perfect when the afternoon munchies hit.
I picked up a few popsicle molds a few years ago and it makes it a lot easier to make popsicles, but if you don’t have a special mold, paper or plastic cups can be used too.
I used organic vanilla yogurt which does have a little added evaporated cane juice, but otherwise these get their sweetness from ripe fruit.
This post for Blueberry Smoothie Pops is written by: Lindsey Johnson of Cafe Johnsonia
These pops aren’t just for snacks either.
They really taste like dessert, and it’s the kind of dessert I’m okay giving them on a daily basis.
Not only that, but the smoothie pops also make a great quick breakfast if we’re in a hurry.
Feel free to swap out other fruit for the blueberries.
We make them with other berries as well as peaches, apricots, and cherries.
Really, any ripe fruit is perfect.
Sometimes I also add in a handful of spinach or kale for a little added nutrition.
TIPS FOR MAKING POPSICLES
- Use ripe fruit that’s in season, or frozen fruit for best flavor.
- Leave a little room at the top for the popsicles to expand as they freeze.
- Cover the tops of the molds or cups with a piece of foil and insert the popsicle stick. This will help keep it centered.
- Freeze for at least 3 hours, or overnight.
- Dip the molds into warm water to help them release better.
What healthy snacks are you making to chase away the afternoon munchies?
- 1 1/4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 large ripe banana, peeled
- Have six 5 ounce popsicle molds, a 8-inch square of foil, and six popsicle sticks ready.
- Place all of the ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.
- Pour into the popsicle molds, leaving about 1/4-inch space at the top.
- Cover the molds with foil and insert the popsicle sticks into the center.
- Place in freezer for about 3 hours.
- To serve, briefly dip the molds into warm water to help loosen them and gently pull on the stick to release the pops from the mold.
-Substitute any variety of berries, or use cherries, apricots, plum, or peaches in place of the blueberries.
-It could take longer for the pops to freeze depending on the temperature of your freezer, but three hours is about right.
-Can also use small paper or plastic cups instead of popsicle molds.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 69 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 2mg Sodium: 26mg Carbohydrates: 14g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 11g Protein: 2g