Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Red, White & Blueberry! Full Circle Health Care 's Greek Yogurt Popsicles

Cool down on the 4th of July with this red, white & blueberry popsicle recipe from our Full Circle Health Care wellness team. 

This treat is terrific for expectant mothers and their growing "firecrackers" because not only are they made with Greek yogurt (a healthful snack during your pregnancy diet that supplies calcium and protein), it contains fresh berries... which are packed with vitamin C, potassium, folate and fiber!

Red, White & Blueberry Popsicles 

- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup vanilla flavored Greek Yogurt

1. Using a small 4 cup food processor or blender, puree the raspberries until smooth. Set aside.

2. Repeat with the blueberries. 

3. Put the yogurt and each of the berry purees in small measuring cups with spouts. The goal is to thin them just a bit so they can be poured. Use water for the yogurt and the raspberries and, depending on the color of your blueberries, you can use water or yogurt if you need to brighten up your 'blue.' Keep these cups chilling in the refrigerator when you are not using them.

4. To layer your pops, start by pouring a little of the blueberry in the bottom of each mold. 

5. Put the mold in the freezer and freeze till firm (at least an hour or more).

6. Layer a little bit of yogurt into each mold for the next stripe. You will be able to see through the side of the mold to check your progress. At this point, cover the top of the mold with foil, and insert the popsicle sticks. Make sure to get the stick a little bit into the frozen layer so they will stand straight. Return to the freezer until solid.

7. Remove the foil and add your raspberry stripe, and so on until the molds are filled. Make sure to freeze each stripe until solid before adding the next (don't worry if the stripes are uneven, but do try to clean up any dribbles as you go!).

8. Once filled and completely frozen, you can un-mold your pops. Fill the sink with hot water, remove the foil and immerse the mold just up to the lip, being careful not to let any water splash onto the top. Hold it for 30 seconds, remove and try to pull the pops out. If they don't slide out, immerse again for just a few seconds.

9. Keep the popsicles in the mold until you are ready to serve or if you are working in batches, wrap each pop quickly in waxed paper and return to the freezer. 

10. Serve and enjoy your refreshing, nutrition-packed snack (makes 10 popsicles)! 

Nutritional Information
Calories per popsicle: 37
Total fat: 0.53g
Carbohydrates: 6.7g
Sugars: 4.5g
Dietary fiber: 1.2g
Protein: 2.12g
Potassium: 65.6mg

If you are currently pregnant or think you might be, CLICK HERE to contact Full Circle Health Care to schedule a visit.

Have a great 4th of July!
--Your Full Circle Health Care Wellness Team

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