These popsicles are cold, creamy and oh so refreshing in the hot summer heat! This is my first summer being pregnant, and I am craving all the icy cold foods. I love that these Berry Greek Yogurt popsicles are delicious and pack a nutrition punch.
You truly only need 6 ingredients to make the most delicious popsicles. They are extremely creamy, and the sweet/tart berries are just perfect!
Here is what you need:
- Banana: A frozen banana makes the popsicles creamy, adds natural sweetness and contains many nutrients such as potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C.
- Unsweetened Coconut Milk: Another ingredient to make these popsicles super-duper creamy. Coconut milk contains medium chain triglycerides, which may be metabolized differently than longer chain fatty acids and used as energy in our bodies. Coconut milk also nutrients like Manganese, Selenium, Copper and Iron.
- Greek Yogurt: You can use full fat, low fat, no fat, lactose free, or plant-based Greek yogurt here. This also adds creaminess to the popsicles, but I like that it also adds some protein to make the popsicles a bit more of a filling snack.
- Maple Syrup: Maple syrup adds a touch of extra sweetness, in addition to the banana.
- Chia Seeds: I adore chia seeds, and frequently refer to them as “nutrition sprinkles.” They are packed with nutrients like fiber, omega 3 fatty acids and protein.
- Berries: I chose to use blueberries and strawberries for this recipe because I wanted to make “red, white and blue” popsicles for the Fourth of July, but you can really use any fruit or berries you like! They add natural sweetness, beautiful color, more fiber and antioxidants.
You can use fresh or frozen berries. I used frozen when photographing this recipe because that is what I had on hand, and I liked the way the semi-thawed frozen berries looked at the bottom of the popsicle. If you use fresh berries, you will be able to see more of the individual berries because they won’t be as juicy.
Make sure to only fill the popsicle mold to the fill line. You don’t want the popsicle mold to overflow.
These are extremely simple to make, you just have to be patient when waiting for the popsicles to freeze and harden.
I used a spoon to get the banana/coconut milk/Greek yogurt mixture into the popsicle molds, then I stuck a knife into the mold to make sure that the filling made it all the way to the bottom of the mold.
Berry Greek Yogurt Popsicle
- 1 banana
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or lactose free Greek yogurt if necessary
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 cup blueberries, sliced strawberries or any other fruit you like
In a blender, combine the banana, coconut milk, Greek yogurt, chia seeds and maple syrup.
Add about 1 tablespoon of the blueberries and sliced strawberries to each popsicle mold.
Distribute the banana yogurt mixture into the molds.
Add popsicle sticks to the molds and freeze for at least 4 hours.