Okay…a major sweet tooth. This is troubling for a variety of reasons (i.e. I just had a cavity filled last week #sadface), but mostly because it completely conflicts with my beliefs about nutrition and beauty. While I absolutely condone treating yo’ self every now and then, I hate getting in ruts where I continuously cave to my sugary cravings. It doesn’t make me feel good, and it also doesn’t make me look good, because it usually means I’m avoiding all of the amazing superfoods that are so potent in natural beauty practices. Ugh.
Last week though, R’s younger sister (who requested to be referred to as ‘The Little Chiffon’ on the blog — ha!) introduced me to a new totally guiltless treat to add to my growing arsenal of healthy, yet satisfying sweet snacks.
And guess what? You don’t even need to invest in those stupid popsicle molds:
♥ 32 oz Greek yogurt
♥ 2 cups almond milk
♥ 6 cups frozen fruit of your choice
♥ Paper cups
♥ Paper straws
I love this recipe because it’s just so darn easy. Three ingredients? You really can’t beat that. Plus, there’s lots of room to get creative with different flavors of yogurt and varieties of frozen fruit. I also imagine there’s many other add-ins you could do to make these pops even more nutritious/delicious! Don’t be surprised if you see some follow up posts here or on social media (Insta, FB) as I continue to experiment.
Another thing that I love about this recipe is that it is so packed with protein. You never have to feel guilty about starting your day off with one of these treats, even though it does taste a bit like dessert. These pops are also perfect post workout snacks and a great alternative to processed protein bars and powders. And though you can play around with which frozen fruits to use, load up your popsicles with raspberries and blackberries like I did in the photos for lots of anti-aging and skin boosting antioxidants!
So, here’s exactly how to make these deliciously nutritious snacks:
♥ Add yogurt and milk to a bowl and stir
♥ Mix in fruit
♥ Pour about one cup of mixture into each paper cup
♥ Store in freezer for about 15 minutes
♥ Make sure the pops have hardened a little bit, and stick the paper straws in
♥ Let sit in freezer until frozen solid, and enjoy!
TIP: Rip and peel the paper cup off instead of trying to pull out the popsicle by the stick. You’ll avoid accidentally ripping only the stick out and leaving the rest of the pop in the cup.
Have you ever tried popsicles in a cup? Anything you would add to this recipe? Let me know in the comments!