Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Smoothie Pops

I got these cute and convenient popsicle moulds at IKEA... and wanted to use the smoothie recipe as a base to make these pops.  I wanted to make 2 different layers with the strawberry and blueberry layer, you could change it up to make it more fun and vary the flavours as well. The banana and yogurt give this a lovely smooth texture and made for an enjoyable treat. If you don't have greek yogurt, no worries, just strain some regular yogurt in a strainer lined with a muslin cloth ... keep this over a bowl for a few hours in the refrigerator and it will thicken up beautifully. Also, sometimes I add flax seeds when making smoothies for some fiber or you could even stir in some soaked chia seeds for a different texture... but this is totally optional.


Smoothie Popsicles -makes about 8-10


Ingredients:
Greek Yogurt  - one 4 oz container (any flavour - i used Chobani banana)
Strawberries - 1 cup, washed and hulled
Bluberries - 1 cup, (I used frozen)
Bananas - 2
Sugar/Honey - 2 tbsp (or to taste)
Chia seeds OR Flax seeds - 1 tbsp (optional)  [Soak chia seeds in 1/3 cup water for 10 mins]

Method:

1) Blend 1 banana, strawberries and half of the yogurt with half of the sugar/honey. Pour into the popsicle moulds halfway.

2) Next, blend the other banana, blueberries, flax seeds (if using)  and the other half of the yogurt with remaining sugar/honey.  If using chia seeds, stir in the soaked chia seeds into the bluberry yogurt mixture at this point. 

3) Pour into popsicle moulds to fill to the top. Insert the popsicle sticks and freeze for about 8 hours or overnight.

4) To release the popsicles from the moulds,  dip them in some hot water for a few seconds and it should come out pretty easily. 

6 comments:

  1. Wow,my lil one will definitely love this smoothie pops,excellent for summer.

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  2. These look so good. Time to make them when the DC heat becomes unbearable.

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  4. Loved it . pass me here ;)

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