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Jam on It: Fruity Greek Yogurt Pops

Congratulations on making to February!! I know it didn’t help that you had to go to that Super Bowl party that was a vision of temptation with all the cheesy dips, pizza, potato chips, fried buffalo wings, and greasy sandwiches sitting amongst a small veggie tray with wilted vegetables. Trust me, I feel your pain.

I hope this recipe will make it all better. Since I have been only allowing myself cheat moments and not cheat days, I have to get creative when I want something sweet. This one particular day I wanted some ice cream. And no, I didn’t want 2 scoops of ice cream, I wanted the entire half a gallon with a large spoon.

With a refrigerator full of yogurt and my homemade cranberry jam, I whipped up these yummy Greek yogurt popsicles with my favorite popsicle molds by Norpro. These popscicles give me the creamy texture of ice cream pops and are packed with tons of protein from the Greek yogurt.

Fruity Greek Yogurt Pops

17 ounces plain Greek yogurt (I used Fage 0% Greek yogurt)
1/2 cup your favorite flavored jam (I used my homemade cranberry jam)
1/4 cup plain unsweetened almond milk
3 tablespoons agave nectar

ONECombine all ingredients in a blender or bowl
TWOMix until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. TIP: Stirring in the jam will give the pops a marble look.
THREEPour mixture into your favorite popsicle mold. TIP: I found my favorite molds at Cost Plus World Market in the Summer. They are by Norpro 🙂 Norpro Popsicle Molds can be purchased at Target, Amazon, and other retailers.
FOURFreeze for at least 5 hours, overnight is preferable.

Fruity Greek Yogurt Pops

Fruity Greek Yogurt Pops

Natural Remedy: Strawberry Green Tea Popsicles

Friday I didn’t have an appetite. I figured I ate so much in the previous days that my stomach needed a break. That was not the case. When Saturday rolled around, I didn’t want to get out of the bed; but I had a class project to complete.

I couldn’t go out into the cold air. I stayed home and rested. I made sure that I drank plenty of water & orange juice. I grew bored with the standard vitamin c. I decided to make some popsicles with green tea. I had a different plan for the strawberries; but I didn’t have the energy to make vegan white chocolate covered strawberries. I went ahead and put the strawberries into my feeling better plan.

Strawberry Green Tea Popsicles

Strawberry Green Tea Popsicles

Choose your favorite green tea. I have a number of green teas in the pantry. For this recipe, I used The Republic of Tea Double Green Matcha Tea.

4 Green Tea Tea Bags
3 or 4 cups of Water (in my opinion less is more)
1 pint of Strawberries (washed with tops cut off & cut each strawberry in 4 pieces)
1/4 cup of Agave Nectar

ONEAdd water to a medium size pot.
TWOBring water to a boil.
THREERemove water from the heat.
FOURAdd 4 tea bags to the pot and 1/4 cup of agave nectar. Stir and allow to cool.
FIVESet a cup of cut strawberries aside.
SIXRemove tea bags from the pot.
SIXAdd the remaining strawberries, and the cooled green tea to the blender. NOTE: Taste the mixture and add additional agave nectar for desired sweetness, if necessary.
SEVENPrepare your popsicle molds per molds’ instructions.
EIGHTAdd cut strawberries to the popsicle molds.
NINEPour in strawberry green tea blended mixture.
TENPlaced filled molds into freezer. It is best to freeze overnight.

If you do not have popsicle molds, fill ice trays, cover with plastic wrap, and place a toothpick in each ice cube mold.

NOTE: You do not have to restrict yourself to green tea or strawberries. Step out on a limb and use whatever fruit and tea combination you like. Have fun with the flavors and enjoy.