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Sneaky Berry Fruit Pops

Sneaky Berry Fruit Pops

June 26, 2013

By

Missy Chase Lapine The Sneaky Chef

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With all the fiber and nutrients hidden in this ice pop, it’s a perfect mini-meal to keep your kids happy between lunch and dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup frozen raspberries, no added syrup or sugar
  • 1/2 Cup strawberry or raspberry yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons ripe avocado
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar

Directions

Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth.

Pour equal amounts of the mixture in each ice pop mold. Insert stick, and freeze for at least 3 hours.

Nutritional Facts

Servings2

Calories Per Serving138

Folate equivalent (total)27µg7%


3 Fruit and Veggie Popsicles

I live in perhaps the hottest state in the United States. From April to October we live in 90-100 degree temperatures, sometimes getting up as high as the 120’s. It’s hot! Still, we love to make the most of wherever it is that we live.

And that, my friends, means lots and lots of popsicles.

I prefer making homemade ones that are naturally sweetened and usually made from 100% fruits and veggies. Yes, veggies! While certainly these are more fruit than veggies, the vegetables lend a little dose of vitamins and a big dose of color. Here are three of our fruit and veggie popsicle faves…


Are energy balls a good snack for kids?

Yes - energy balls are a great snack for kids and I often make them for after school or to put in my kids' lunchboxes.

Over the years I have many, many different varieties of energy balls for my kids.

Some of them have contained fresh berries, like these raw blackberry ones.

Others have been nut free so they can go into lunch boxes.

My personal favourite though has to be these chocolate peanut butter ones.


Mixed Berry Popsicles

So far we’ve taken three classes and no complaints yet…especially because I have our freezer stocked with fruit popsicles.

These mixed berry popsicles are the best summer frozen treat!

These popsicles are very light and refreshing, especially with the hint of lemon juice. It’s a great way to use up any bruised or not-so-pretty fruits (you know, the smashed blueberries at the bottom of the container).

Best of all, if you happen to be in the party spirit- these popsicles make for some great fruity mimosas. Simply place a berry popsicle in a glass and top with sparkling wine. Easy peasy.


Berry Yogurt Ice Pops

A tasty and healthy way to beat the heat and extend the berry season.

Ingredients

2 cups fresh berries, washed and chopped (use a single kind or a variety)

1 1/2 cups plain, nonfat Greek yogurt

Preparation

In a saucepan, bring the berries, sugar, honey and water to a boil. Simmer for a few minutes to dissolve the sugar, remove from heat, and pulse in a food processor until just chunky. Place the mixture into a small bowl and cool it in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes. Whisk or fold the yogurt and lemon juice into the berry mixture until thoroughly combined. Pour the mixture into molds (see Tips & Notes) and freeze for at least 5 hours. Run molds under hot water to release the ice pops.

Serving Suggestion

Freeze the ice pop mixture in ice cube trays, and serve two or three in a tall glass of ginger ale for a fun summer cooler. For a non-dairy version, substitute soy yogurt or coconut milk yogurt for Greek yogurt.

Nutritional Information

79 calories, 0 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 18 mg. sodium, 16 g. carbohydrate, 1 g. fiber, 5 g. protein


Frozen Greek Yogurt Berry Fruit Pops

You can use any freezer pop mold to make these delicious frozen Greek yogurt pops.

Great alternatives to blueberries to make these frozen treats:

● Strawberries
● Blackberries
● Raspberries

Frozen Greek Yogurt Berry Fruit Pops Ingredients:

● 2 cups Vanilla Greek Yogurt
● 1 quart fresh or thawed frozen Berry Fruit (blueberries were used in this recipe)

Frozen Greek Yogurt Berry Fruit Pops Mise en Place:

Frozen Greek Yogurt Berry Fruit Pops Directions:

● In a large bowl smash blueberries with a spoon.
● This will make the juices flow and the berries easier to mix it.
● Add in the Greek Yogurt mixing well. Mush berries more along the edges while stirring. The entire batch should take on a light fruit-colored tint.
● Split into four 4 oz molds leaving a small amount of head space for expanding.

● Freeze until solid. For most freezers, this will take about 4 hours so – it is best to make Greek y fruit pops the day before if you have plans to use them for a party, BBQ or backyard picnic.
● Remove from molds with a quick dunk in a bowl of warm water for a great healthy frozen snack to make any summer day amazing.

Frozen Greek Yogurt Berry Fruit Pops
By Ann
These Frozen Greek Yogurt Berry Fruit Pops can be made with (nearly) any fresh or frozen berry fruit! A simple two-ingredient recipe, these delicious, healthy yogurt popsicles are a fabulous summertime treat!

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Total Time: 4 Hours 10 Minutes (or freeze overnight)

● 2 cups Vanilla Greek Yogurt
● 1 quart fresh or thawed frozen Berry Fruit

Directions:

● In a large bowl smash blueberries with a spoon.
● This will make the juices flow and the berries easier to mix it.
● Add in the Greek Yogurt mixing well. Mush berries more along the edges while stirring. The entire batch should take on a light fruit-colored tint.
● Split into four 4 oz molds leaving a small amount of head space for expanding.
● Freeze until solid. For most freezers, this will take about 4 hours so – it is best to make Greek yogurt fruit pops the day before if you have plans to use them for a party, BBQ or backyard picnic.
● Remove from molds with a quick dunk in a bowl of warm water for a great healthy frozen snack to make any summer day amazing.


Homemade Popsicles

These healthy and homemade popsicles are the perfect way to keep your little ones cool 🏖 all summer long!

Packed with wholesome foods such as &ndash fresh fruits, natural sweeteners, plain yogurt and even hidden veggies!

To me, popsicles are a fun way to serve nutrient dense foods without the kiddos even knowing about it! I guess I&rsquom sneaky like that 😜.

I&rsquom also a firm believer that on a hot summer day ☀️ these healthy popsicles can be served for any meal of the day &ndash breakfast, lunch, snacks and most importantly dessert. I mean you gotta beat the heat somehow!

In this guide, you&rsquoll find:

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Coconut Creamsicle Berry Pops

For two separate colors, divide coconut mixture in half leaving the berries out of 1 half. Add 1/2 of the coconut mixture into your popsicle molds before adding any berries, freeze for 1 hour, then add the coconut/berry mixture & sticks, then continue freezing until solid.

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  • Peanut Butter Cup Protein “Ice Cream”
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  • Key lime Raspberry Yogurt Pops
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  • Frozen Strawberry Nice Cream
  • Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
  • Kiwi Raspberry Sorbet
  • Banana Strawberry Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Nice Cream
  • Green Tea & Lime Popsicles
  • Pineapple-Strawberry Frozen Margarita Nice Cream
  • Peanut Butter Banana Nice Cream
  • Banana Cherry Garcia Soft Serve
  • Real Fruit Popsicles
  • Strawberry Chocolate Protein Nice Cream
  • Raspberry Almond Butter “Ice Cream”
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Ice Pops with Real Fruit

Bite the hard chocolate shell to find a smooth and creamy-rich berry pop.

PEACH ICED TEA POPS

Try our icy homage to that heat-busting summer sipper.

DOUBLE BERRY ICE POPS

Packed with pure summer fruit, these pops are a superfun source of antioxidants.

GREEN APPLE ICE POPS

Replacing wooden handles with cinnamon sticks adds a spicy whiff to every lick.

CARAMEL CORN ICE POPS

Here’s an amazing flavor combo: custardy corn ice cream -- yes, corn -- hiding a caramel-candy center.

CAPPUCCINO ICE POPS

This bitter and sweet frozen espresso treat mimics our favorite cup of coffee -- down to its caffeine jolt!

ICE POP TIPS

Buy Use an ice-pop set that includes ten 3-oz. molds. Buy backup sticks at grocery or craft stores.

Store Frozen pops stay fresh and tasty in their molds for up to two weeks.

Serve Run warm water over the molds to loosen pops serve immediately.

Party trick Slide a paper coaster "bib" up the stick to catch drips.


Blueberry Popsicles Recipe

  1. Puree the blueberries, sugar, and water in a food processor or blender for about 30 seconds or until well-blended.
  2. Pour about a half cup of the pureed blueberry mixture into each popsicle mold (depending on your molds they may hold a little bit more or a little bit less).
  3. Cover the molds with the lids and freeze 3-4 hours.