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Pink Pink Popsicles Recipe

pink pink popsicles pin featureI don’t know about you, but around here we love Chobani.  LOVE.  When A was a baby and toddler he did not like meat for the longest time and so his main sources of protein were beans and Greek yogurt.  My husband is also a huge fan of Greek yogurt and according to him Chobani is by far the best.  I love that it doesn’t have an junk in it and that both A and S love to gobble it up.  I was inspired by Chobani’s #MadeWithChobani Project to create a recipe with Greek yogurt and I want to share it with you all this morning.

With Valentines Day approaching I’ve been trying to think of some fun Valentine’s Day treats that we can make.  I especially like colorful ones but I don’t like my kids eating artificial food coloring.  We’re not super stringent about it (our kids sometimes have things with artificial colorings in them) but we do try to keep it at a minimum.  So when thinking about how I could whip up some more natural pink or red treats my mind immediately turned to one of my boys’ other favorite treats- strawberries.

With 18 month old S cutting some canines right now I’ve been making him a lot of smoothies so initially I thought I’d make some super pink strawberry smoothies but then I thought I’d make something a little more special, something that we had not had in some time- popsicles!

My 4 year old loves to make juice pops so I thought this would be the perfect recipe for him to help me out with in the kitchen.  Here’s the recipe we came up with:

Ingredients

  • 1 pint strawberries, washed, hulled and chopped
  • 1 cup raw baby spinach leaves
  • 1 small banana
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 Chobani black cherry Greek yogurt

1. Put strawberries, banana, and baby spinach into blender or food processor, stream in the orange juice and pulse until they are pureed.

 

2. Add in the yogurt and blend on low for a few seconds.

3. Pour the mixture into your popsicle molds and freeze about 8-10 hours.

4. Once the popsicles are frozen remove them from the molds and enjoy!

My 4 year old son LOVED these!  I may have even given him one at breakfast the morning that they were ready… but I’m not going to feel guilty about that since these popsicles are chocked full of healthy ingredients.

I could not find all 6 of my popsicle molds so I had a little extra leftover after I filled the molds.  I gave it to my 18 month old as a smoothie and he LOVED it too!

So if you don’t have popsicle molds you could totally make this and serve as a smoothie.

pink pink popsicles pin featureDo you use Chobani in any of your family’s favorite recipes?  Please share any recipes or ideas in the comments, as I love to try new ones!

 

Mary Martha Mama