Red, White & Blueberry Healthy Fruit Popsicles – a healthy and easy treat the entire family will gobble up! Perfect to make for Memorial Day or 4th of July… or really anytime. 🙂
I’m really not a creative person. Like, really not. But every once in awhile, the urge to create something clever and/or cute strikes me. Like fun red, white & blue popsicles.
Well, I can say that I tried with these popsicles. Not that I even thought for a second that I’m the first to think of a red white & blue popsicle BUT I still was excited about the thought of making a patriotic healthy fruit popsicle.
But when I pulled them from the freezer, I was pretty disappointed. I mean, the blueberry layer had turned almost a purplish brown – and that’s not blue. Nope.
So I thought it was back to the drawing board. How could I make the blueberry layer blue without using food coloring?
But then… a nibble here and a nibble there had me totally rethinking the drawing board. These fruit popsicles were GOOD. Like, really good.
So I thought, what the hay. I’ll just keep ’em. The blue layer might not be blue but it IS full of blueberries. And that says something, right?
With a top layer of a crazy good strawberry/pineapple mixture, a middle layer of low-fat yogurt, and a bottom layer of a blueberry/banana mixture – you will love these fruit popsicles! They’re a wonderful addition to your holiday get together. Or really any day because heck, they’re not actually red, white & blue, right?! 😉
Are you barbecuing this weekend? I sure am! And you can bet I’ll be serving these popsicles for dessert after grilling out. I hope you do too! Enjoy!
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- 1 cup pineapple chunks + a little extra pineapple juice
- sweetener of your choice (Truvia, honey, sugar, etc)
- low-fat vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup blueberries
- ½ a banana
- ½ tsp. lemon juice
- In a blender or food processor, blend together strawberries and pineapple. Add in a little juice if it needs it. Add in some sweetener to taste. Pour mixture in the bottom of popsicle molds.
- Fill the middle section of each popsicle mold with yogurt.
- In a blender or food processor, mix together blueberries, banana and lemon juice. Sweeten if necessary. Fill remaining popsicle molds with blueberry mixture. Place in the freezer to set.
- When fully set, run some warm water over the bottom of the popsicle mold to loosen. Pull out each popsicle, serve and enjoy!