Strawberry and Banana Yoghurt Pops

Prep Time:2 mins, Cook Time: freeze time, Total Time: 2 mins plus a few hours to freeze

July 16, 2013

Wowsers things are busy round here. Packing and organising for the BIG move to the UK, working on a migration to a new blog (more on my exciting venture soon!), a trip to London for Food Blogger Connect last weekend (again more on this wonderful weekend shortly), snippets of time visiting friends for good byes AND it’s the big ten week school holidays here so have two kids desperate for some holiday action!. Needless to say there’s been many a trip to various water parks, swimming pools and lakes. So I offer my sincere apologies for the sporadic blogging now and over the next few weeks.  The simply aren’t enough hours in the day for all I have to do!.

In view of my extreme state of busyness here’s a real quickie of a recipe today, Strawberry and Banana Yoghurt Pops which could probably be made and bobbed in the freezer in less than two minutes flat. And they’re good, really good. More importantly the kids LOVE them, and since they’re considerably healthier than any lolly you could possibly buy, containing only fresh fruit, natural yogurt and a weeny bit of honey to sweeten, that’s a very good thing in this baking hot weather we’re currently having!. Homemade lollies are definitely the way forward, and if you don’t have any lolly makers why not invest in a set or two, mine cost a mere two euros! And if you don’t want to use fresh fruit you could always just fill and freeze them with fruit juice (which is actually what I do more often than not!).

Feel free to vary your fresh fruit, a few days ago I also made a batch with raspberries and peaches (though admittedly I did add a little more honey), just use up whatever you have lurking. A great way to get your kids eating plenty of fruit, and to quickly use up any gluts.

Credit-Crunch-MunchBeing notably cheaper than bought lollies I shall be entering this post to Credit Crunch Munch’s event, co-hosted by Camila of Fab Food 4 All and Helen of Fuss Free Strawberry-FundasFlavours, and this month by Sian of Fishfingers for Tea. I recently happened to notice a new challenge on the block called Strawberry Preservation Fundas, hosted by Techie Cookie Freaky calling for bloggers to submit their strawberry preservation recipes, so naturally I thought of entering my lollies!.

 



Great For:

Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers, Big Kids, Grown-Ups, Summer, Kids Parties, Snacks, After-School Treats, Fruit Gluts



Notes:

Switch the fruit for any other fresh fruit you so happen to have! Peaches, nectarines, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, mango and pineapple all work wonderfully too.
Makes 6 lollies (though this will depend on the size of your moulds)



Special Equipment:

A hand held stick blender OR food processor OR liquidiser, lolly moulds



Strawberry and Banana Yoghurt Pops

Ingredients Prep Time:2 mins, Cook Time: freeze time, Total Time: 2 mins plus a few hours to freeze

125g strawberries, washed and hulled

1 large banana

125g plain yogurt, greek, cows, sheeps, goats are all fine (I’ve tried them all!)

dessertspoon runny honey

1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and whiz with a stick blender until the consistency of a smoothie. Or place in a processor or liquidiser and blitz.

2. Pour into your lolly moulds and place in a freezer for a few hours or overnight until they’re set.

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21 thoughts on “Strawberry and Banana Yoghurt Pops

  1. On Top Of Spaghetti

    You have two very good looking kids there!! Despite the faces 😉 Lovely lolly recipe, thanks for sharing. It was really great to meet you at #FBC5, good luck with all your exciting endeavours!

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  2. Kavitha

    I’ve bookmarked ur recipe and will defintely try it. You’ve reminded me to put my lolly makers into use.By looking at the pics i can understand how ur lil ones r loving it!
    I’ll preserve some berries this way. Thanks a lot for linking it to ‘Strawberry Preservation Fundas’

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    1. Chez Foti

      Thanks Kavitha, must be the easiest way to use up strawberries I know, and if we ever have any looking a little passed their best I use them up in lollies.

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  3. apuginthekitchen

    Congratulations, my you are busy aren’t you!! Can’t wait to see the changes to the blog and best of luck with the big move. The pops are wonderful, a great healthful snack for kids and growns. That last photo has me laughing, too cute!!

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    1. Chez Foti

      Jacques (at just over 3) is going through the phase of seeing a camera and instantly pulling a silly face!. Kind of makes it tricky to get a decent photo these days unless I go undercover!.

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  4. Vanesther

    Best of luck with the move sweetie. Love the look of these yoghurt pops – could do with one right now to help me cool down. And love your photos. Your children are so gorgeous!

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  5. SquareSparrow

    These sound amazing (or “amazeballs” as the younger generation around here like to say). I’ll be trying some for myself (as rarely see our tribe these days, and someone has to try them ;-)). Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Chez Foti

      Certainly are amazeballs, considering the lack of effort and speed involved! Equally as yum for kids and grown ups, so don’t worry about your tribe not being around 🙂

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  6. andreamynard

    These look fab and very much appreciated by your two lovely children – great, very cute pics! Definitely on my to make list for the summer hols. Good luck fitting everything in!

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    1. Chez Foti

      Thanks Andrea, feel like I’m neglecting mine and other’s blogs lately (including yours!). So so little time, ahrrrr! But should be back on track in a few weeks.

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  8. Franglais kitchen, Nazima

    Ahhh, I hope the summer is going well for you and that you and the kids have a safe move back to the UK. We also make our own lollipops now as the amount of sugar in shop bought versions is so high. Besides it is so lovely to be able to customise like this. Lovely to see you at FBC x

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    1. Chez Foti

      So lovely to meet you at FBC Nazima, sorry you had to dash off on the Saturday and we didn’t get to say goodbye….but I’m sure we’ll meet again soon!. I’m always a little shocked at what rubbish (inc sugar) goes into bought lollies so these are a fab quick alternative minus the nasties. And so cheap!

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