Saturday, September 6, 2014

Freezy Squeezy Pop Treat

Our precious granddaughter, Sandrita, absolutely LOVES
 Freezy Squeezy Pops.  Here she is ready to enjoy one while on a
holiday visit with us.
Grandaddy loves them too.  He has one every night along with popcorn.
 It makes a very healthful treat, perfect for all ages.

Recipe from
Alyssa's Kitchen
Husband-Tested in Alice’s Kitchen

I bought silicone freeze molds recently and I've really have had fun making healthful treats with them this summer.  I did an Internet search for recipes and came upon this great video on YouTube of a little girl who shows us all how to make them.  (Check out the link above to see the video.)  So, they are easy enough for the kids to make.  These little treats are meant for kiddies, but my husband and I love them too.  Our granddaughter enjoyed them while she visited us this summer and I felt good about giving her a treat that was actually nutritious.  You can purchase these silicone freeze pop molds on Amazon here OR here.

1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1 cup of berries or other fruit (blueberries, raspberries and mango are our favorites for this recipe)
2 very ripe bananas
1 teaspoon real maple syrup or honey (optional)

Blend the ingredients until very smooth.  Set the pop molds in a tall container to hold them steady as you pour in the smoothie.  
Pour into pop molds. Make sure to leave 1½ inches of the mold because the ingredients will expand as they freeze and can push the cap open if overfilled.  Put on the pop lid.  Place freeze pop molds upright in the freezer.  When frozen, remove the pop lid and enjoy.  (You may need to rinse the outside of the pop container just a bit so that it’s easier to squeeze up the pop treat or let the heat of your hands do the trick.)

1 comment:

suzieQ said...

Hey, Alice, I never knew such items existed! They look like fun and a healthy way to satisfy a sweet tooth without doing too much damage. Thanks for the post.