Now that I’m on a period of forced resting, I have to start watching what I eat with a little more care. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve definitely been eating much much worse.
So, it’s time to hop back on the wagon, so to speak.
On a recent shopping outing, I picked up a set of popsicle molds. They were nice, and 50% off. I’ve always wanted a set, and what better time than now?
For my first popsicle outing, I started looking up different recipes. I wanted something simple, that didn’t use any pre-packaged juices or had too many ingredients I normally wouldn’t have on hand.
In my search I found this recipe for Yogurt Pops from Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. I like Jamie Oliver and what he does (real food!), so this recipe fit the bill of what I was looking for. His tip for tasting the mixture before adding additional honey as a sweetener was great advice. The bananas I used were overripe ones I had frozen from a while back. They provided more than enough sweet.
Berry Yogurt Pops (adapted from Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution)
2 small ripe bananas (I used two overripe bananas I kept in the freezer and sliced them into chunks before putting them in the food processor)
2 oz of frozen berry mix (handful)
2 cups 2% Green Yogurt
Honey to sweeten, if needed
Everything into a food processor. Process until smooth. Spoon into popsicle molds. Freeze for at least 3 hours.
The popsicle came out super. The banana and yogurt lends a nice balance of creaminess to the slight tartness from the berries. The berry mix I used had raspberries, so there were some seeds to contend with. A great snack indeed!