Ok, so it was way to hot to fire up the oven/stove this week. So I went the dessert route again. In honor of 4th of July weekend I decided to craft up some red, white and blue healthy ice pops. I replaced ice cream/ pudding  and sugar with Greek yogurt, fresh berries and honey.  This dessert was super easy to make and was so very refreshing on a 95 degree day.

Setting Up

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Makes 8 popsicles

1 cup non-fat Greek Yogurt

2 tbsp honey

1 pint blueberries

1/2 lb. strawberries, hulled

popsicle holders (I picked mine up at Target for approx $2)

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1) Hull ( remove green ends) from strawberries. Set aside.

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2)In a bowl, stir to combine yogurt and honey. Set aside.

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3)Place blueberries in food processor or blender. Process on high until a smooth puree forms ( about 30 sec-1min) Set aside in seperate bowl. Repeat process with strawberries.

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4) Create an assembly line of popsicle holders, berries and yogurt.

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5) Place 2 spoonfuls of yogurt/honey mixture into popsicle holders.

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6)Spoon 2 spoonfuls of blueberry puree ontop of yogurt.

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7) Spoon 2 spoonfuls of strawberry puree ontop of blueberry puree.

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8) Use knife or popsicle stick to swirl 3 colors together. Place popsicle sticks into mixture.

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9) Freeze for 3-4 hours. Run warm water briefly over popsicle holder when removing by pulling gently on the stick.

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Serve on a hot summer day for peak enjoyment and smiles 🙂

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Calorie Break Down:

Eat Fit Not Fat- Firecracker Ice Pops- Approx 75 calories per popsicle

Good Humor Snack Pops- 100 calories

Hagan Daz Ice Cream Pop- 280 calories

Weight Watchers Ice Cream Pop- 90 calories

Recipe adapted from: http://spoonful.com/recipes/red-white-and-blue-popsicles