Strawberry-Banana Smoothie Popsicles

These strawberry-banana smoothie popsicles are full of juicy strawberries, ripe bananas, and plump blueberries. Since these popsicles are full of fresh fruit, there’s no need to feel guilty while enjoying one poolside. 

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As I was clicking through my recipe archive the other day, I noticed that I haven’t made you any ice cream.

Shame on me.

My last ice cream post was published back in December. Yeah, thin mint ice cream pie is great, but who wants ice cream in December?

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Who am I kidding… I want ice cream all year long.

There are benefits to eating ice cream during the winter. Like the fact that it doesn’t melt as quickly. And, since I wear stretchy pants the entire duration of winter, I don’t notice the ice cream weight I’m packing on. There are obviously pros and cons to this method.

Snug skinny jeans are one of them.

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The good news… These popsicles are healthy. You heard right, folks.

HEALTHY.

And, in my world, the word healthy translates to eat all of the popsicles I want.

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These popsicles are easy to make and assemble. You won’t need to bust out your ice cream maker and wait 24 hours before you start shoveling popsicles in your face.

You’ll make these popsicles just like you would make a smoothie. Add the ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth. I jazzed these up by adding some crushed vanilla wafer crumbs to the bottom of each mold. You know, for a sweet crunch.

To sweeten this smoothie and make it extra creamy, I used 2 tablespoons of Coffee-mate Classic Vanilla creamer.

After you have your base made, you’ll start layering the popsicles. Add the wafer crumbs to the bottom of each mold and add an inch of the smoothie mixture. Drop in a few fresh blueberries and add a second layer of the smoothie mixture. Drop in a few fresh strawberry chunks and top with a final layer of the smoothie mixture. Add the sticks and place the molds in your freezer to set. In 4-5 hours you’ll be on your way to flavor town.

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I highly recommend enjoying one (or two) of these cold treats poolside.

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie Popsicles

A creamy mixture of fresh strawberries, ripe bananas, Greek yogurt, and milk. A healthy frozen treat for a hot day.

Yield: 6 popsicles

Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas

10 strawberries, divided

1/2 cup 2% Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)

2 tablespoons Coffee-mate Classic Vanilla creamer

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup blueberries

6 vanilla wafers

Directions:

Add the vanilla wafers to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until they resemble a fine crumb. Evenly spoon the wafer crumbs into the bottom of your popsicle molds. Set aside.

Chop 4 strawberries into small chunks. Set aside.

Place bananas, remaining six strawberries, Greek yogurt, creamer, and vanilla extract into the bowl of your blender. Pulse until smooth.

Pour a layer of the smoothie mixture into the popsicle molds. Add 4-5 blueberries to each mold. Add an additional layer of the smoothie mixture. Add 4-5 strawberry chunks to each mold. Top with the remaining smoothie mixture. Add the sticks. Place the molds in the freezer for 4-5 hours, or until completely set.

If you don’t have coffee creamer on hand, substitute 2 tablespoons milk of your choice.

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