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Thursday, May 07, 2009

♥Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie Pops♥ Good for you, good for your body & good for the little ones!

Strawberry-Yogurt Sm♥♥thie P♥ps YUM! YUM!

Photo courtesy of Woman's Day Magazine

Ingredients

    1 lb strawberries, hulled
    1⁄3 cup plus 1⁄4 cup sugar, preferably superfine
    2 tsp lemon juice
    2 cups vanilla yogurt

    You’ll also need:
    2 large plastic squeeze bottles,
    10 pop molds (1⁄2-cup capacity)

1. Place strawberries, 1⁄3 cup sugar and lemon juice in blender; purée 3 minutes. Pour into a large plastic squeeze bottle and screw on bottle top.

2. In a medium bowl, stir remaining 1⁄4 cup sugar into yogurt until sugar is dissolved. Pour into the second squeeze bottle and screw on bottle top.

3. Fill each pop mold with strawberry and yogurt mixtures, alternately squeezing or spooning the mixtures into each mold to create a swirled pattern. Place tops on molds; insert wooden sticks. Freeze at least 6 hours until solidly frozen.

4. Remove molds from freezer. Soften slightly at room temperature, about 5 minutes (or dip molds in warm water a few seconds). Remove pops from molds. Serve immediately, or wrap pops separately in plastic wrap, then store in freezer bag or container.

Tip: Large squeeze bottles (2-cup capacity) are available in crafts stores and baking supply stores, sometimes labeled for candy-making. To easily unmold the pops, use a pair of pliers to grip the sticks and gently pull out pops.

These are really, really GOOD and HEALTHY and LOW CALORIE and YUMMY! Who cares if you're watching your weight...or not...lick for lick and slurp for slurp, these are winners hands down! My kids are always telling me to feed the grandchildren healthy. Well, now I can make the parents happy and the kids happy and me happy because I ♥ to putter in the kitchen!

8 comments:

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Oh yummm, these look sooo good! ☺ Diane

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

I am definitely making these this Summer. Thank you for recipe, yum!
~Tracie

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Thank you again, those look yummy and cool for our hot Texas days, and healthy too makes them that much better.
♥ Teresa

Marilyn said...

OMGoodness... I could eat Strawberries on ANYTHING!! I Love Strawberries!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Sheri said...

Hi Mimi!
I am definitely going to make these! WOW. They really look yummy!! thanks for this recipe!
Hugs!
Sheri

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

They really sound good and I LOVE strawberries!

Cathy said...

I'm definitely making those Yogurt Pops and the Forgotten Cookies. OMG!!

cath

Jasmine said...

These look yummy, gotta try them! Would love to add some raspberry in there, too. :)