I’m really into multi-tasking. Actually, I’m not, but when it works, it really works. Like this recipe for an awesome smoothie AND a batch of yogurt pops. This time I have measurements and everything. I know, crazy.
Random bit of info, but did you know that 1 cup of Fage Total greek yogurt has 23 grams of protein? I love knowing stuff like that. Makes me feel even better about letting Bunky eat a yogurt pop for breakfast every day. And then another after school for a snack!
And the smoothie is for ME, by the way.
Got to take care of myself, as you know. Nourish the mom. Full disclosure I do share sips with Little Guy, but his attention span is pretty short, fortunately.
Tropical Smoothie + Yogurt Pops
- 1 cup of greek yogurt
- 1 cup of mixed tropical fruit (minus the papaya because of my picky kid)
- 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries thawed
- 1 banana
- a splash or two of milk (dairy or dairy free, your choice)
- honey to taste
You’re making the yogurt pops first.
1. Toss all ingredients into your food processor or blender. (Make sure the fruit isn’t frozen solid. If it’s hard as a rock, put it in the microwave for 30 seconds, give or take.) Whirl it all up. Add honey to taste.
This will make 2 cups of a rather thick smoothie/pop base. If you add more milk, it will easily make 6 pops. Mine made only 4 because it was super thick. (Next time I’d add more milk so I could get 6. My kid eats them every morning for breakfast, and sometimes my husband sneaks them, so I have to keep up with demand.)
*Ingredient add-ins for part 2, The Smoothie:
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon of ground flax, if desired
2. At this point, you should have about 1/2 cup of smoothie/pop base left. To make the smoothie part, add 1/4 cup of orange juice. Whirl and pour into a glass. Mine made about 12 ounces according to my Ball jar. Add flax if you want to kick it up a healthy notch. Note that this will add a slightly gritty texture. It’s still good, just saying.
You may be wondering how I took so many pictures. I sure was. Until I saw this one and remembered it was a weekend. Check out these two hanging out in a box. My Bunky, her nose in a book. Be still my heart.
I’m happy to have shared this post at the Gluten-Free Friday’s link up party hosted by Vegetarian Mamma. Click the link to find more great GF recipes!
It’s also posted on One Creative Weekend, hosted by One Creative Mommy, and Simply Sugar and Gluten Free’s Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays. * Please note, that the recipes on these link-ups will NOT all be gluten free, so be sure to read carefully.
Whoa, those pops look AMAZING! I am going to have to give these a try. I think my kids and I would all love them.
Thank you so much! That means quite a lot coming from you 🙂 Let me know how they work out. Yogurt pops seriously save my morning sanity.
Love the idea, Walker would be happy to have that for breakfast!
Thanks Sarah! You know, my little guy is now 15 months and he is starting to get the hang of yogurt pops after watching his sister 🙂 My daughter loves them and it really has made our mornings SO much easier because it’s a fast and healthy breakfast, and sometimes she has another after school, too.
Nice! Too bad she doesn’t eat the papaya though, it’s probably the #1 best fruit for her coeliac tummy.. (you’ve seen my spiels about paw paw I’m sure)
I just had a terribly unfortunate attempt at a banana/vanilla/raspberry-pop today myself fyi. Banana doesn’t really freeze very well WITHOUT the yoghurt I was supposed to add. I’ve been ridiculously clumsy lately!! I need some of your can-do magic..
Ok, this is so funny, and it’s times like these I wish I could just call you up (except you’re in Australia and 16 hours ahead) but I had NO IDEA what “paw paw” was when I read your smoothie recipe and meant to ask you – and now I know! HA! So this morning when I made a new batch I threw in some papaya and mixed it in with the other fruit. I’m sure she won’t be able to taste it. The truth is, I just assumed she wouldn’t like the flavor because her father doesn’t, but that’s just silly. Thanks for inspiring me to use it.
Now about your unfortunate non-yogurt pop experiment, I had no idea the banana wouldn’t freeze so well without yogurt either! I would’ve messed that one up too. Sounds like it should have been delicious though, that flavor combo is awesome.
So simple and super fruity, I love it! I have those exact pop molds too. This is so much better than cereal for breakfast!
Thanks Brandi! Aren’t those molds the best? I just bought a new batch (same brand) of rocket ship pop molds. They are super cute. And yes, WAY better than cereal, especially when the cereal my (um, well meaning) husband bought for our daughter is Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles!
I love this! Where do you get the pop molds? (I’m so sick of gogurt–too much sugar!)
Hey Heidi, thanks so much! I love these pops so much. The molds I get from amazon, the brand is Tovolo and I’ve had better luck with the star shapes than my new (though very cool looking) rocket ships. Two rocket ship sticks have broken off already. Try these though, they are awesome!
Cool! Thanks! I featured your idea today on One Creative Weekend! I’d love it if you stopped by, grabbed a featured button, and linked up anything new you’d like to share at OneCreativeMommy.com.
Wow, thanks Heidi! That’s so cool 🙂 I definitely will stop by and grab a featured button. Hoping to post a new recipe soon and add it to your awesome Weekend link up!
YUM, that is a win win, especially since you got a smoothie 🙂
Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂
Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!
Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com
Thanks Cindy! Looking forward to this week’s recipes 🙂
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