July 4th with a Pop!!
4th of July is just around the corner! Here are some tips to keep you feeling your best no matter where you spend the holiday:
● Drink plenty of water
● Remember to wear SPF (sun protection), especially if you’re at a pool or lake
● Try freezing fruit like watermelon to help keep you hydrated and cool all day long
● If you’re celebrating with others, bring a fruit or veggie dish or take your own snacks so you know you’ll have a more balanced plate
● Have fun and enjoy your food!
In need of a balanced and delicious 4th of July recipe the whole family will love? Try out these fruit and yogurt popsicles:
Berry Lime Frozen Yogurt Popsicles
Yield: ~9 popsicles
● 1 cup strawberries, quartered
● 1 lime, halved
● 1 cup blueberries
● ¾ cup yogurt (We recommend Two Good or Oikos Triple Zero)
● Optional if fruit is bitter: 1 Tbsp sugar, granulated
In a food processor or blender, blend strawberries and ½ lime (and sugar if necessary) into puree. Pour mixture into a bowl and set aside.
Repeat step 1 with blueberries and ½ lime. Strain puree through a metal sieve if able and pour mixture into a separate bowl and set aside.
Add yogurt to a separate bowl and set aside.
Alternate pouring the 3 mixtures into 3 oz ice pop molds or plastic cups, making 3-5 layers in each popsicle. Insert popsicle sticks ⅔ of the way into the molds and freeze until solid (2½ to 3 hours).
Remove from freezer mold or cup and enjoy!
Modify this recipe to use all summer long by substituting berries for other fruits like peaches, pineapple, mango, or any other family favorite!
1 popsicle made with Two Good Yogurt
(no added sugar): 120 calories, 2g fat (1.5g saturated), 40mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (3g fiber, 0g added sugar), 13g protein
Recipe adapted from OU Health Sciences Center CHAMP Camp 2021 recipe book