Who doesn’t love a cool, delicious treat on the Fourth of July? These smoothie pops are the perfect answer if you’re looking for a healthy snack or dessert to celebrate, or just any time. Watch me make it live on Fox Rochester!
We have smoothies a lot around here – (hello, popcorn and smoothies for dinner night), and I love that they are so easy, yet healthy, too.
They take just a minute to make, although they do require a little bit of freezing time in between the layers. I like to make two batches: one with the pretty patriotic layers to celebrate the Fourth, and another with all the fruits mixed in because I have fierce silverback children that do not like waiting and do not care about pretty patriotic fruit stripes – character flaws that must come from their father.
I use my Magic Bullet to blend three separate mixes in about a minute’s time. If you’re layering, wait for each layer to freeze for about two hours before making another layer and adding it to the popsicle mold.
Also, another tip, don’t wait too long to push the wooden popsicle stick into the molds. After the first two layers are semi-frozen, push in the stick and then add the final fruit mix.
- 2 cups yogurt – I use whole milk vanilla yogurt
- 2 cups milk – I use coconut almond milk
- 1 cup each of rinsed and cleaned strawberries and blueberries
- ½ a banana
- Blend the strawberries, 1/2 c milk, and about a ½ cup of yogurt. Pour 1/3 into each popsicle mold. Let freeze for about two hours.
- Blend the same amount of blueberries and yogurt and layer into the semi-frozen Popsicle molds. Freeze for an hour and then insert the popsicle stick into the layer. Continue to freeze for another hour.
- Blend the banana and the remaining yogurt and milk. Pour into the popsicle molds, around the sticks. Allow to fully freeze before eating.