Healthy recipe: Strawberry-banana smoothie pops

Yield: 6 (4-ounce) pops

Servings: 6

Active Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes (including freezing time)

To Make Ahead: Freeze for up to 3 weeks. | Equipment: six 4-ounce freezer pop molds (see Tip)

Recipe Description:

Turn a strawberry-banana smoothie or your favorite blended concoction into freezer pops for a cool treat.

Recipe Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups frozen strawberries
  2. 1 medium banana
  3. 1 cup low-fat strawberry yogurt or vanilla yogurt
  4. 1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail or pomegranate juice
  5. 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

Recipe Steps:

  1. Place strawberries, banana, yogurt, juice and maple syrup in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Divide among six 4-ounce freezer-pop molds.
  3. Freeze until firm, at least 6 hours.

Recipe Tips & Notes:

Tip: If you don’t have your freezer pop molds, divide the smoothie among small paper or plastic cups instead. Freeze until very thick, but not completely frozen, 1 to 2 hours. Insert frozen-treat sticks and continue freezing until completely firm, 4 to 5 hours more.

Recipe Nutrition:

Per serving: 92 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 3 mg cholesterol; 21 g carbohydrate; 8 g added sugars; 2 g protein; 2 g fiber; 21 mg sodium; 237 mg potassium

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (72% daily value)
1 1/2 Carbohydrate Servings

Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1/2 carbohydrate (other) logo