Summer may be over a month away, but here in Montana, we’ve already had a few days of summer-like temperatures, and there couldn’t be a better time to eat a delicious, Berry Smoothie Pop! I take my little one to the park every day to run some of her energy off, and we always find ourselves coming back home looking for a delicious, quick, and more importantly, cold snack to eat. One of her favorite post park snacks is a fresh strawberry and blueberry mix. Have I mentioned how blessed I am to have a toddler who loves and eats fresh fruit like it’s candy?
While she was eating her snack one day last week, I thought to myself what I could make with those same fruits, to give her a little more variety for her snack choices. I instantly thought “popsicles”! Another one of Jordyn’s favorite snacks is yogurt. She would eat yogurt all day if I let her. With this in mind, I decided on attempting to make “berry smoothie pops” and see how they turned out. It only took one tester recipe batch to come up with this yummy snack. The smoothie itself was so good, Jordyn drank the leftovers, and said “this is yummy Mommy!” Talk about a win!
Although I initially created this healthy “berry smoothie pops” dessert and/or snack for my toddler it is a healthy and delicious snack for anyone who likes it. We’re in the day and age of people being cautious of what they put into their bodies, and this recipe even works for you. Feel free to indulge in this dessert no matter how young or old. All that really matter is: it’s delicious and it’s healthy!
*If you want to make this recipe diary free just use a non-diary yogurt from your local health store.*
Berry Smoothie Pops
An easy and deliciously healthy treat to cool you off this summer. They are also perfect for the whole family!
- 1.5 cup Strawberries
- 1.5 cup Blueberries
- 6 oz. Yogurt your choice of flavor
- 1 Tbsp. Honey
- 3/4 cup Almond Milk
Rinse and cut 1 cup of strawberries into quarters. Pour the quartered strawberries into you blender. Take your remaining half cup of strawberries and cut into smaller bite sized pieces. Sit aside.
Rinse your blueberries and add one full cup to the blender. Set your remaining half cup to the side with the strawberries.
Now add your honey, yogurt, and almond milk to the fruit ingredients already in the blender.
Using your smoothie setting on your blender, blend the ingredients until they are well combined, and to your liking. Do a taste test and add more honey if you would like for extra flavor.
Once you are completely done blending, pour your remaining strawberry and blueberry pieces into the mixture. Use a wooden spoon to gently stir the fruit into the smoothie mixture. (This will give you chunks of delicious fruit to eat in your smoothie pops!)
Take your popsicle trays, and evenly fill them with the smoothie mixture, with half an inch or so of room left so they don't overflow. Pour slowly so the chunks of fruit don't cause an overflow as well.
Place the popsicle sticks securely back into the trays of smoothies and let them freeze for 4-6 hours.
Once they are completely frozen, remove from the tray, and enjoy!