We had some crazy warm temps this week. Between pregnancy hormones and the rising temperatures, this momma needed a cool treat.
I’m trying to behave myself with the sweets, but with fruit, I don’t usually hold back. I love to make smoothies a couple of times a week and I put tons of fruit in them.
But I didn’t want a smoothie. If I were completely honest, I’d tell you what would have soothed my sweet craving was a banana shake from Sonic, but we did not go there.
I decided to go a little healthier, and made frozen yogurt pops.
I really don’t think you can go wrong with any flavors of this. I ended up just using what I had on hand, which was strawberries and peaches.
First, toss about 1-2 cups of frozen fruit in the blender. Put the lid on and take cover for your ears, because it’s crazy loud.
I decided to add about a tablespoon of honey and about 1/4 cup of coconut water to bring this to a better consistency. You could adjust either of those to your taste, or leave them out if you want chunks of fruit in your popsicles. You could also use another liquid instead of coconut water (milk, non-dairy milk, or keifer).
Then I gently folded the frozen fruit into about a cup-ish of Greek yogurt. I had vanilla yogurt on hand. If I were using plain yogurt, I would have definitely wanted more sweetener added to it. I didn’t mix it in fully because I wanted it to look swirly and pretty.
Finally, pour the mixture into your popsicle tray, stick in the freezer, and occupy thyself for a minimum of 5 hours of not thinking about these.
million years hours, you can finally indulge in the treat. I had to let my popsicle tray sit in hot water for about 30 seconds before they loosened up enough to give up the goods.
Then I forgot to take a picture of the finished product. Just pretend this one hadn’t been eaten first. Notice: swirly and pretty.
And then after you are almost done, pretend to share with the cat.
Pretty simple. Pretty tasty.
Here are the directions again:
Blend 1 to 2 cups frozen fruit in the blender, adding honey (1 tablespoon or more as desired) and coconut water (or other liquid, about 1/4 cup) to reach a smooth consistency. (If your fruit is juicy, you may not need to add liquid; if your fruit of choice is super sweet you may not need the honey.) Gently combine with about 1 cup of Greek yogurt. Pour into popsicle mold and freeze for at least 5 hours. Enjoy!
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