Ridiculously Delicious Nutritious Yogurt Popsicles

In the summer heat, it is nice to have cool, refreshing snacks on hand.  Ice cold popsicles come to mind when I think of a fun summer snack, but the sugar-laden, dye infused, artificial ingredient list on the back of store bought freezer pops makes me cringe to think of feeding to my kids, or anyone for that matter. So that’s why I decided it was time to come up with our own version of this popular summer treat.

Yogurt is one of our favorite foods around here.  We typically eat it for breakfast, with a bit of granola and raisins stirred in.  But sometimes the same thing every day gets boring–especially for kids–and it is fun to toss things up a bit.  And when the summer heat begins to suffocate, I begin to crave these delightfully refreshing, nourishing popsicles.  Yogurt popsicles have pretty much become our favorite summer snack around here. Most mornings my kids wake up and ask for their popsicle and I send them out to the back porch to lick and drip to their hearts content.

And the best thing about them? They include only four completely natural, nourishing ingredients and are a snap to make!

Ridiculously Delicious Nutritious Yogurt Popsicles

10-12 ounces frozen organic strawberries or fruit of choice

1 Tbs raw honey

1 quart plain organic yogurt (my recipe here!)

1 pack gelatin (Bernard Jensen and Great Lakes are two hormone free, natural bovine gelatins)

Method:

Defrost strawberries, then mash them with a spatula.

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Strain juice into a saucepan through a fine mesh sieve while smashing the strawberries in the sieve.

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Heat strawberry juice on a stove and quickly whisk gelatin in until combined. You don’t want clumps!

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Pour juice, mashed strawberries, and yogurt into a blender and puree until smooth.

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Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.

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Enjoy, guilt-free!2013-09-15 04.02.07

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