Calcium & potassium rich, this blueberry yogurt popsicle is a perfect healthy summer snack for your baby, toddler or bigger kid. Only 10 min prep!
Summer is the perfect time for refreshing popsicles. I find them being the easiest summer snack for kids when they're hungry a few hours after lunch and are longing for something cool and sweet. Great after a nap to give them a boost for afternoon activities.
I don't know about you but I've yet to find a store-bought popsicle that I am completely satisfied with. Most of the time they are just watery and sugary without any "real" ingredients. And they give kids a crazy sugar rush.
So naturally it was time for me to make my own homemade healthy summer version.
And what better way to do so that to use my favorite summer fruit: blueberries!
In just 10 minutes of prep time and a few hours of freezing the popsicles, you too can have a delicious and nutritious summer treat.
Nutrition And Ingredients
- You’d want to use fully ripe (even overripe) bananas here. Mainly because they also have a higher sugar content so they are sweeter and add to the overall sweet taste of the popsicle. However if you have under ripe ones this is also fine. The popsicle just might not be that sweet unless you add some more of the sweetener
- A great source of potassium and carbohydrates that provide energy for the body
- Made from 100% dates
- A natural sweetener that contains some magnesium, potassium, calcium and B vitamins
- Does not spike blood sugar like regular table sugar. You can use a different natural sweetener you have at home like agave or maple syrup.
- You can use any type of full fat yogurt (we have made this using goat's yogurt)
- Great source of protein, fat, calcium and vitamin B2
- They are a great source of fiber and various vitamins as well as a powerful antioxidant (one of the best)
At What Age Can I Give This To My Child?
From 1 year onwards. This is suitable for babies under 1 but given the sweetness we would not recommend giving it to them so they don't associate snacks with sweetness too quickly!
How To Make Blueberry Yogurt Popsicle
Blend all the ingredients. Put the banana, greek yogurt, date syrup and blueberries into a blender and blend until you have a smooth consistency.
Finalize your popsicles. Fill your ice-cream popsicles with the mixture and place in the freezer. We use this silicone mold and get 6 popsicles.
Freeze and serve. Freeze for about 6 hours before serving.
Tips & Tricks For The Perfect Popsicle
Use fresh blueberries. If you use frozen ones no matter how much or long you drain them they will still be moist and therefore add water to the popsicle which will make them less creamy. And that end result might not be the same as when using fresh blueberries.
Use a ripe banana. Although this is not a must, I would recommend for you to use a ripe banana as it will give more sweetness to the popsicle. But if you like less sweeter options you can easily go for an under ripe one if you have a good blender.
Allow enough time to freeze. To make sure that the popsicles are really ideal for eating, you need to allow enough time for them to fully freeze. When I tested the recipe, I've found that anything less than 6 hours is just not enough causing them to break when you take them out from the mold.
Possible Blueberry Yogurt Popsicle Variations
Use another fruit. Although this recipe is called “Blueberry Yogurt Popsicle” you can use another fruit of choice. I would recommend you stick with forest fruit like raspberries, blackberries or blackcurrants because they are the most similar to blueberries and they would therefore probably give the same outcome.
Change or omit your sweeter. I used date syrup just because I had it available at the time, but you can use pretty much any you like. I do recommend using natural ones like agave, date, barley or honey. However, if serving for a child who is younger than 1 year old then avoid honey. Actually, with a child under 1 I would avoid any sweetener whatsoever then and just use a fully ripe banana.
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Blueberry Yogurt Popsicle
- 1½ banana
- 15.9 oz greek yogurt 450g
- ⅓ cup date syrup/agave syrup 75ml
- 4.4 oz blueberries 125g
- Blend all the ingredients. Put the banana, greek yogurt, date syrup and blueberries into a blender and blend until you have a smooth consistency.
- Finalize your popsicles. Fill your ice-cream popsicles with the mixture and place in the freezer. We use this silicone mold and get 6 popsicles.
- Freeze and serve. Freeze for about 6 hours before serving.