Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Healthy Summertime Treat; Fresh Fruit & Yogurt Popsicles



By: Davinia Perrin

With summer in full swing here in sunny Arizona, I thought it would be fun to create one of America’s favorite summertime treats—popsicles!  Most popsicles include loads of sugar and artificial flavors and colors.  It drives me slightly crazy when my kiddos leave a trail of melted popsicle dye and their sweet faces are literally stained until a major scrubbing takes place.  So I set out on a quest to make a heathier version using fresh, natural ingredients along with Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I have a child that has a strange aversion to dairy products (with the exception of sour cream), so the first thing he asked me before even tasting the popsicle was “did you put yogurt in these popsicles”?  After avoiding the question, I handed out the popsicles and let them make their own determinations on the flavor.  A mixture of pineapple, strawberries, coconut milk and Greek yogurt, I thankfully didn’t have any of my taste testers return their refreshingly sweet summer treat! 

With the variety of flavors offered by Stonyfield, I’m excited to experiment and continue on my popsicle making mission.  Please feel free to comment and suggest your favorite combinations!



Fresh Fruit & Yogurt Popsicles

1/2 cup Vanilla Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup Pineapple Juice
1/2 cup Fresh or Frozen Pineapple
1/2 cup Fresh or Frozen Strawberries
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla coconut milk

Add all ingredients to blender, blend until smooth and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze overnight and enjoy!

Makes 6-8


I am honored to be a member of the Stonyfield Clean Plate Club. I received product or coupons for writing this post, but all opinions are my own.


21 comments:

  1. This is great. My kids love popsicles. And it is so so hot here. We are eating lots. I am going to make these today!

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  2. Yum, it's basically a smoothie popsicle, those are all the things we make smoothies with. Love it.

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  3. yummy :) my girls would love these!

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  4. I could live off of popsicles and other frozen treats in the summertime. I love the idea of using Greek yogurt to make these! I am definitely going to make these for my kids.

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  5. Yum! i will make these for the grandkids!

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  6. I'm loving all the popsicles I'm seeing lately....especially because I just scored some popsicle molds so I can actually make them now! Love these!

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  7. My grandchildren are coming. I should make these for them. They would love these.

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  8. Yay for a healthier version of popsicles ... love the sound of this recipe! Pinning! :)

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  9. My college aged boys would love these.... hmmm.. I think I need to make some!!!!

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  10. Love the addition of the yogurt and coconut milk!!! I've got to try these!!!

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  11. I love these. I cannot have treats like this due to the sugar levels in most store-bought products. Being made with Greek Yogurt means I can indulge. Thank you.

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  12. These looks delicious and refreshing! I could go for one right now!

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  13. My kids will love these! So easy, maybe I'll have them make them themselves.

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  14. These looks great and so refreshing!

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  15. It's perfect! I just realized today we haven't made Popsicle in years cause I didn't have a mold, so I bought one today and we're ready to start making some! this looks amazing and a great one to start with

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  16. I love that you used yogurt in these!

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  17. This looks great!! I want two please!

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  18. I really need to get on the DIY popsicle bandwagon, these look so good

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