Behind the Apron with Mary: Power Pops

By Mary McCune

Mary McCune
Mary McCune

 

While in the midst of the dog days of summer, there is no better way to beat the heat than to make some homemade popsicles!  The best part about making these is that there is little room to mess up, and experimenting flavors often will yield a fruity, creamy, or even boozy treat.

With these popsicles, I tried to use fruits that packed a nutritious punch, so I would be noshing on something a bit more substantive than an Otter Pop while cooling down.  If you want to make multiple flavors of popsicles, separate your ingredients into batches.  I used my three NutriBullet cups to make and divide my “popsicle batter” into three different fruit flavors.   Additionally, if you want to pack in even more nutrients, try sprinkling in some chia seeds!

Power Pops

  • Difficulty Level (0-10 scale, where 10 is extremely difficult): 2/10
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Freeze Time: 5 hours
  • Yield: 12 popsicles
  • Perfect for: Beating the heat during the dog days of summer!
  • Special Equipment: blender, popsicle trays, popsicle sticks (or plastic spoons/staws)

Ingredients:

  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • ½ cup frozen fruit (I used strawberries, mangoes, and blueberries)
  • 3 tbs honey
  • 4 cups Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup granola

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine bananas, frozen fruit, honey, and Greek yogurt until smooth
  2. Pour mixture into popsicle trays, leaving ½ empty in each mold
  3. Garnish each mold with granola and place in freezer
  4. After 20 minutes, place popsicle sticks in each mold
  5. Let popsicles freeze at least 5 hours before enjoying

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