Sweet Summertime Treats
Popsicles are a warm-weather winner for a reason. Cold, colorful and sweet, they’re a long-time family favorite. Now our chefs weigh in with what may seem a little revolutionary. Try one for breakfast—or any time of day. With the right healthy popsicle recipe, this traditional summer treat can be a nutritious go-to breakfast, quick afternoon snack or break anytime. These expert-approved recipes are creamy, fresh, fruity, and guaranteed to be a family favorite.
Chances are, the two ingredients for this recipe are already on your breakfast table. Mix low-fat vanilla yogurt with orange juice, pour in molds and freeze up this morning treat. As the cold, sweet creaminess shines through, your family will hardly realize this is a healthy choice that helps meet protein, calcium, and vitamin C needs. It’s an idea from one of our favorite grandmothers.
Get a taste of summer berry season with this easy-to-make popsicle! Stir together two cups of Greek yogurt and one cup of strawberries, raspberries or blueberries. Spoon the mixture into ice-pop molds or paper cups, covering with foil. Freeze with wooden sticks and they will be ready to enjoy for up to a month.
Coconut Cream Pie
Take your staycation up a notch with these tropical, nutty, and slightly sweet pops that will make any deck feel like a pool-side cabana. Start with our smoothie recipe that includes vanilla almond milk, banana, and coconut cream, pour the mixture into popsicle molds, and pop them in the freezer for an hour or so and you’re all set!
Note: Since everyone’s health history and nutritional needs are so different, please make sure that you talk with your doctor and a registered dietitian to get advice about the diet and exercise plan that‘s right for you.