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Strawberry-Banana Smoothie Pops

January/February 2011

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Turn a strawberry-banana smoothie, or your favorite blended concoction, into freezer pops for a cool treat.


Strawberry-Banana Smoothie Pops

Makes: 6 (4-ounce) pops

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup low-fat strawberry yogurt or vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail or pomegranate juice
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

Preparation

  1. Place strawberries, banana, yogurt, juice and maple syrup in a blender and blend until smooth. Divide among six 4-ounce freezer-pop molds. Freeze until firm, at least 6 hours.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Freeze for up to 3 weeks. | Equipment: six 4-ounce freezer pop molds (see Tip)
  • Tip: If you don’t have your freezer pop molds, divide the smoothie among small paper or plastic cups instead. Freeze until very thick, but not completely frozen, 1 to 2 hours. Insert frozen-treat sticks and continue freezing until completely firm, 4 to 5 hours more.

Nutrition

Per serving: 92 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 3 mg cholesterol; 21 g carbohydrates; 8 g added sugars; 2 g protein; 2 g fiber; 21 mg sodium; 237 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (72% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1/2 carbohydrate (other)


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Recipe Categories

Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
More than 1 hour
Servings
6
Ethnic/Regional
American
Preparation/ Technique
Freeze
Health & Diet Considerations
Diabetes appropriate
Gluten free
Meal/Course
Dessert
Snack
Publication
January/February 2011
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