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Roasted Strawberry with Greek Yogurt Popsicles

Happy Popsicle week! Summer is finally here on the West Coast. These delicious refreshing roasted strawberry with greek yogurt popsicles are a perfect way to beat the heat.  I predict a hot summer which means my Vitamix will be busy. Popsicles for breakfast, you must think what kind of a dietitian would feed their kids popsicles for breakfast. Miss E couldn’t believe her eyes when I presented her with this roasted strawberry and greek yogurt popsicle. These roasted strawberry and greek yogurt popsicles are a favorite and Miss E has been requesting them regularly. This dietitian mom approves. I mean with this hot hot weather who wants a hot bowl of baked oats?  Instead we have breakfast in the form of a popsicle. Pretty sure any kid (big ones too) would eat these roasted strawberry and greek yogurt popsicles for breakfast or anytime.

Popsicles are one of those timeless summertime treats. These popsicles made with local strawberries have been roasted in balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. The roasting brings out the strawberries natural sweetness and helps remove some of that extra moisture. Trust me this step is an essential step. Instead of adding a lot of sugar I added a banana and splash of vanilla extract to plain greek yogurt topped with homemade granola. Strawberries are high in vitamin C, potassium, folate, and fibre. Unfortunately, strawberries are at the top of the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) dirty dozen list of foods, containing on average 20 different pesticides. The EWG recommends purchasing organic strawberries. I suggest visiting your local the farmer’s market where you can ask the farmer about their farming practices.

 

Roasted Strawberry and Greek Yogurt Popsicles
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of strawberries, sliced
  • 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup
  • ½ banana
  • 1 cup of greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • ½ cup of granola
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Toss strawberries in balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. Place a baking sheet lined with tin foil.
  3. Roasted for about 10 minutes or until the juices have been released from the strawberries. let them cool for approximately 10 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, blend the banana, yogurt, maple syrup , and vanilla.
  5. Place berries in blender and puree until smooth.
  6. Pour strawberry mixture into popsicle mould until ½- 3/4 full, followed by yogurt mixture and topped with granola.
  7. Freeze for at least 3 hours.

If you are looking for some popsicle inspiration I suggest you peruse Instagram for a wide variety of mouth watering  popsicle ideas. I found these vegan almond chocolate popsicles from Fraiche Nutrition and these chocolate banana tahini popsicles from Snixty kitchen look amazing.

What is your favorite popsicle?

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