The boyfriend loves “popsicles” (I guess I should refer to them as ice pops). Apparently, 2 ice pops a day keeps the belly away (he says this about doughnuts too). But he buys those plain ice pops that are basically sugar water with artificial flavoring and colour – you know the ones…they come in grape, orange, and cherry flavors. So I made these fruit and yogurt ones that are way more nutritious (and tastier) than those sticks of frozen sugar. You get your vitamin C from the strawberries, potassium from the bananas, and calcium from the yogurt! Seriously, those store bought ones can’t compete!
Check out the verdict at the end of the post!
Strawberry Banana Ice Pops
1 heaping cup of strawberries
½ cup of yogurt
2 Tablespoons agave syrup (or honey, maple syrup, or nothing)
1. Blend strawberries and 1 Tablespoon of agave syrup (if using) in a blender or food processor.
2. In a small bowl, stir the yogurt with 1 Tablespoon of the strawberry puree and 1 Tablespoon of agave syrup.
3. Fill ice pop molds with strawberry puree and yogurt (alternating to make layers) and slices of bananas and strawberries.
4. Insert sticks and freeze for 4 hours or until frozen. Run under hot water to release.
Verdict: These were very tasty! So worth the 2 seconds it takes to make them! We joked about how I can sell them at the local farmer’s market and make a killing – a vendor was selling natural fruit ice pops at the farmer’s market for $4 a pop!!!! Really?!!