popsicle

It’s almost July 4th! We are lucky this year to have it fall on a weekend, which means that there will definitely be lots of cookouts, barbecues, pool parties and beach parties. One ubiquitous item at every one of these events is frozen treats! But for you and the kids alike, a big ice cream sundae or three popsicles throughout the event adds up to a whole lotta sugar and fat. Instead, we’ve created two delicious popsicle recipes that are sugar free and low fat for your eating pleasure! So dust off those popsicles molds or grab some 3 oz. paper cups, because we are about to create some delicious Fourth of July desserts.

Pro tip: Depending on the size of your popsicle mold, the measurements below might need to be adjusted.

 

strawberryyogurtpopsPatriotic Strawberry Lemon Yogurt Pops

8 servings

Ingredients:
2 cups strawberries
1 ½ cups of vanilla low fat Greek yogurt
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons agave nectar (optional, substitute with 2 tablespoons coconut water for consistency)

Recipe:

-Whisk 1 cup of vanilla low fat Greek yogurt and the ¼ cup of lemon juice in a small bowl.
-Use your blender to puree 2 cups of strawberries, the remaining ½ cup of yogurt, and 2 tablespoons of agave together. Once smooth, pour into another small bowl.
-Using separate spoons (you don’t want to mix the color!), Alternate filling your popsicle molds with strawberry puree and yogurt-lemon mix.
Pro tip: Don’t fill the mold all the way to the top, as the popsicle will expand slightly when freezing.
-Put popsicle sticks into the molds and place your popsicles in the freezer overnight. If you are using paper cups, use tin foil to keep the sticks in place.

 

 

 

peachblueberrypopsPeach Blueberry Fruity Pops

8 servings

Ingredients:
1 ½ cups of cubed peaches (each piece should be the size of a sugar cube)
¾ cup frozen blueberries (we like the wild ones because they are smaller)
1 cup peach juice, no sugar added

Recipe:
-Combine ½ cup of peaches and ½ cup of blueberries. Put some of the peach and blueberry mixture into each of the popsicle molds.
-Puree the remaining fruit and the cup of peach juice in your blender until smooth.
-Pour the peach juice concoction into your popsicle molds.
-Put popsicle sticks into the molds and place your popsicles in the freezer overnight.

 

Have a favorite popsicle recipe? Share yours in the comments!