Thursday, July 5, 2012

Healthy fourth of July pops!





Every time we pass the freezer section of the grocery store I see my girls wistfully look at the red, white and blue popsicles. Since we try to stay away from sugar and chemicals those popsicles have never come home with us, but I wanted to make something similar that I could feel good about us eating. Inspired by some of the yummy popsicles we have enjoyed from Ice Pop Joy, The girls and I came up with our own recipe. These could really be for any time but they were just perfect for the fourth of July.

We enjoyed having them today and I instantly knew I would be sharing our recipe with all of you!

What you'll need:

plain yogurt (or whatever kind you prefer)
a food processor or blender

These popsicles are made one layer at a time and we start with the blue layer. Simply poor a cup or two (depending on how big your popsicle molds are - we have these stainless steel popsicle molds) of fresh blueberries into your food processor and puree. Then pour them into your popsicle mold filling them about 1/3 of the way. Place your molds in the freezer for about 20 minutes or more. While you are waiting for the molds to freeze rinse out your food processor so that it is ready for the strawberries.

Once the pops are frozen, pour your plain yogurt into the mold filling them until 2/3of your mold is full. Place back into the freezer for an additional 20 minutes or more.

Lastly, puree one to two cups of strawberries in your food processor and then pour that into your molds until they are full. Insert your sticks and tops (if you have them) and back into the freezer they go for an hour or longer.

Take your pops out and enjoy!

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