July 25, 2016

Beat the heat with blueberry burst popsicles


Blend, freeze & enjoy – Cool off this summer with a refreshing fruity popsicle treat.

While summer days in Middle Tennessee are often hot and humid, these two-ingredient popsicles are a perfect way to beat the heat.

Blueberry Burst Popsicles
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Serves: 6
  • 2 cups blueberries, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups low-fat or fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt
  1. Purée blueberries and yogurt in a blender on high speed.
  2. Pour mixture evenly into each popsicle slot and insert sticks.
  3. Freeze popsicles for 4-6 hours or overnight.
Serving size: 1 popsicle Calories: 124 Fat: 0 Saturated fat: 0 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 17 grams Sugar: 13 grams Sodium: 22 milligrams Fiber: 1 grams Protein: 6 grams Cholesterol: 3 milligrams
Try various flavor fusion combinations by blending different types of fruit (e.g., peaches, strawberries, raspberries) with different flavors of low-fat or fat-free yogurt.[br]Create fruit and yogurt parfait popsicles by adding low-fat granola. Try blending granola in the mixture or add to the top of the mold before the stick is inserted.[br]Run mold under hot water for a few seconds for easier popsicle removal.[br]Don’t have popsicle molds? Pour mixture into paper or plastic cups. Freeze popsicles for two hours, then add a wooden stick in each cup. Freeze popsicles for an additional 4-6 hours or overnight.

Lindsay MacNab, MS, is a soon-to-be registered dietitian, health nut and deep dish pizza addict from the wonderful windy city of Chicago. She was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and received both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Diet & Exercise from Iowa State University. She was a 2015-2016 dietetic intern at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Following her internship, Lindsay aspires to combine her passion for nutrition, writing and health and wellness into a nutrition communications career that she will love for a lifetime.