Frozen Greek Yogurt Popsicles! A healthy 120 calorie protein packed treat
Frozen Greek Yogurt Pops!
A few weeks ago I shared an easy treat that has only 120 calories, and is also high in protein – 12 grams to be exact. What is it? Homemade frozen Greek yogurt popsicles!
All I can say is it’s the simplest healthy treat that will satisfy your sweet cravings, without giving you a sugar crash.
For this one, I used oikos yogurt, but I’ve also tried it with liberty yogurt, and it works well. This is a single serving.
Quick Nutrition Tip:
In addition to it being a healthy option when reaching for something sweet, it also provides 150 mg of calcium. When we think of calcium, most of us know is important for bone health, but did you know that calcium also helps manage blood pressure?
But don’t think taking calcium supplements will do the job. Calcium supplements do not have the same blood pressure lowering effect as calcium in food.
How do you make it? Poke a popsicle stick through the top of the yogurt and place it in the freezer. I used one of my popsicle mold sticks (BPA free of course) but wooden sticks would work well too.
Once frozen, take it out of the freezer and run a little water over the container bottom to help make it easier to remove the yogurt. If you try to just pull it out, you may just pull out the stick!
There you go! Easy Peasy!
And who says healthy eating isn’t delicious!
I just discovered that dannon sometimes uses bugs (specifically, carmine—an extract made from the dried and pulverized dead bodies of the cochineal insect.) to color their Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt! The article was posted by the CPSI -Centre for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer advocacy organization based in the US.
Nothing against bugs, but lets be honest, i thought the red colored strawberries, were just strawberries, not bug dye.
I`m not sure if the products in Canada have different ingredients, but either way, i just wanted to share this with you
Here’s the link to the full article – berries over bugs
Hi there, I can’t seem to find the actual recipe – I tried from both on my iPhone and iPad. Is the website using Flash by any chance (which can’t run on these devices) and I’m missing video or other animation perhaps?? Thanks!
I didn’t include a recipe because I explained how I made it in the post, but I guess it probably wasn’t very clear! So, here are the details…
Frozen Yogurt Popsicle Directions!
1. Pick up a pack of your favorite greek yogurts. I used the oikos yogurt this time. Toss the cardboard packaging into the recycling.
2. Take a popsicle stick (I used the sticks that came with my popsicle molds) and insert it through the top of the yogurt cover. Don’t remove the cover of the yogurt, just poke it straight through. I make one at a time as my husband hasn’t started eating them with me yet, but feel free to use all of the yogurt containers to make frozen yogurt pops at one time…
3. Put the frozen yogurt pops in the freezer. (I didn’t note how long it took for them to freeze, but maybe 3 hours? you can test them after a couple of hours. just gently squeeze the yogurt container. if it’s hard, it’s ready!)
4. Once frozen, remove the pops from the freezer and to loosen the yogurt from the container, just run the container under the tap with water for 30 seconds.
5. Voila! frozen yogurt popsicles =D
Thanks Maria – much clearer to me! 🙂 I’ll definitely try it – even for my colleagues at work – we’re a small office and always enjoy sharing treats. Having a yummy, healthy choice will be a welcome change. Cheers…
Great idea with your co-workers. you can bring the whole pack of yogurt to the office and leave it in the freezer and pull them out when that mid afternoon sweet craving kicks in…or mid afternoon crash…
I would love to know how it goes and if they like it – in fact, if you do it, take a picture! i would love to see!