- Vanilla Greek yogurt
- Paper cups and popsicle sticks
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June 30, 2015 | Issue 563
Berry Yogurt Popsicles
Independence Day Pops
Celebrate the 4th this year with colorful, homemade popsicles. Layers of mashed red cherries, blackberries and white Greek yogurt make for a healthier, lower sugar version of store-bought treats. Berries are rich in phytochemicals like anthocyanins and ellagic acid, compounds that counter inflammation and act as antioxidants. This recipe is easy to follow and a great activity to do with kids on summer vacation.
Makes 12 paper cup popsicles.
Per serving: 69 calories, 0 g total fat (0 g saturated fat),
12 g carbohydrate, 5 g protein, 1 g dietary fiber, 18 mg sodium.
- 1½ cup pitted fresh or frozen cherries
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 24 oz. vanilla Greek yogurt
- 12 (3 oz.) paper cups and 12 popsicle sticks
In small mixing bowl mash cherries and berries. Drizzle on honey and mix together.
In paper cups, layer alternating spoonfuls of yogurt and fruit until full. Place popsicle stick or plastic spoon in each cup. Freeze.
When ready to serve, tear paper cup off popsicle and enjoy.