Training Aspects Nutrition: a healthier choice, Fruity Greek Yogurt Popsicles
It was a super sad day for me when I learned from my personal trainer, Kirill vaks, that my favorite popsicles (that advertised themselves as being healthy) were comprised of sugar. I had a half a box left, and I had to throw them out! I was not happy with my personal trainer, It broke my heart. However, I have found an alternative way to satisfy my sweet tooth AND be healthy! These popsicles are made of only greek yogurt, fresh fruit, and a little bit of honey.
Now, I know you’re thinking, “well I just don’t have the money to spend on the ingredients I need to make these.”, so, for you skeptical folks out there I did a little breakdown of the costs of these healthy popsicles vs. the store bought sugar filled variety.
Store bought locally in Voorhees, popsicles: $4.99 for a box of 6 popsicles ($.83/popsicle)
Natural Ingredient popsicles Price breakdown In Voorhees:
- Chobani greek yogurt $2.50 (used 1/2 a container, $1.25)
- Honey $3.99 (used 2oz of a 12oz container, $.66)
- Raspberries $3.99 (used 1/2 container, $2.00)
- Strawberries $3.50 (used 1/2 container, $1.75)
That comes to be $5.66 for 8 popsicles or $.70 per popsicle, AND you’ll have yogurt, fruit and honey left over to make yourself something yummy for breakfast!!
- 1 cup pitted cherries or 1/2 cup strawberries (or other fruit of your choice,
I used raspberries and strawberries and used about a cup combined)
- 1 cup of non-fat greek yogurt
- 1.5 tablespoons honey
Instructions Healthier choice popsicle:
- In a small food processor or blender, puree the fruit for 30 seconds to 1 minute (do not blend for too long or the puree will become too watery.)
- In a measuring cup or bowl with pouring spout, stir together the yogurt and honey. Fold in about 2 tablespoons of the fruit puree. Taste and add more honey or fruit puree as desired (but lighter on the honey, personal trainer’s orders).
- Pour fruit and yogurt mixture into popsicle molds, filling about 3/4 of the way. Add popsicle sticks and freeze for at least 3 hours.
- To remove: run warm water of the bottom of the popsicle mold and gently twist and pull out the popsicle.
Recipe created and article written by:
Shannon Benedetto ACSM-cpt
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