Strawberry Banana Smoothie Pops

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Pops

Strawberry Banana Smoothies are a family favorite. Turning them into frozen pops saves me from mixing them up as needed. I just haul out the blender once, whip up a bunch of pops, store them in the freezer ready for anyone who feels like a smoothie! This recipe is dairy free and has no added sugar, perfect for kids with allergies. You can add sugar to taste if you prefer them sweeter. I use Organic Rice Drink to make it creamy but soy or almond milk can be used instead. You can even use real cream if you don't have milk allergies. I use ripe bananas, it's a great way to use up all those over ripe bananas! You can make this with fresh or frozen strawberries. If using fresh remove the stems and cores, and wash them. If using frozen be sure to thaw them first, frozen berries turn the mixture into a thick icy mix that's hard to pour into molds.Strawberry Banana Smoothies are a family favorite.  Turning them into frozen pops saves me from mixing them up as needed.  I just haul out the blender once, whip up a bunch of pops, store them in the freezer ready for anyone who feels like a smoothie!

This recipe is dairy free and has no added sugar, perfect for kids with allergies.  You can add sugar to taste if you prefer them sweeter.

I use Organic Rice Drink to make it creamy but soy or almond milk can be used instead.  You can even use real cream if you don’t have milk allergies.

I use ripe bananas, it’s a great way to use up all those over ripe bananas! You can make this with fresh or frozen strawberries.  If using fresh remove the stems and cores, and wash them.  If using frozen be sure to thaw them first, frozen berries turn the mixture into a thick icy mix that’s hard to pour into molds.

I use Tovolo molds, but you can use whatever mold you have.

If you don’t have molds just pour them in freezer safe plastic cups, pop a stick in the center, and freeze.

To remove pops from molds run hot water on all sides of the mold, including the bottom.  They should slip right out.  I wrap each pop in clear plastic treat bags from Walmart and store them in the freezer in ziplock freezer bags.

Here’s the recipe, whip some up today, your family will love them!

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie Pops

Makes 6

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries

2 ripe bananas

1 cup Organic Rice Dream Rice Drink

Directions:

1.  Place all ingredients in a blender.

2.  Blend until smooth.

3.  Pour into molds, and freeze for at least 6 hours.

4.  Remove from molds and enjoy!

Strawberry Banana Smoothies are a family favorite. Turning them into frozen pops saves me from mixing them up as needed. I just haul out the blender once, whip up a bunch of pops, store them in the freezer ready for anyone who feels like a smoothie! This recipe is dairy free and has no added sugar, perfect for kids with allergies. You can add sugar to taste if you prefer them sweeter. I use Organic Rice Drink to make it creamy but soy or almond milk can be used instead. You can even use real cream if you don't have milk allergies. I use ripe bananas, it's a great way to use up all those over ripe bananas! You can make this with fresh or frozen strawberries. If using fresh remove the stems and cores, and wash them. If using frozen be sure to thaw them first, frozen berries turn the mixture into a thick icy mix that's hard to pour into molds.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie Pops
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Healthy frozen treats for the whole family.
Servings Prep Time
6 Popsicles 15 Minutes
Passive Time
6 Hours
Servings Prep Time
6 Popsicles 15 Minutes
Passive Time
6 Hours
Strawberry Banana Smoothies are a family favorite. Turning them into frozen pops saves me from mixing them up as needed. I just haul out the blender once, whip up a bunch of pops, store them in the freezer ready for anyone who feels like a smoothie! This recipe is dairy free and has no added sugar, perfect for kids with allergies. You can add sugar to taste if you prefer them sweeter. I use Organic Rice Drink to make it creamy but soy or almond milk can be used instead. You can even use real cream if you don't have milk allergies. I use ripe bananas, it's a great way to use up all those over ripe bananas! You can make this with fresh or frozen strawberries. If using fresh remove the stems and cores, and wash them. If using frozen be sure to thaw them first, frozen berries turn the mixture into a thick icy mix that's hard to pour into molds.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie Pops
Print Recipe
Healthy frozen treats for the whole family.
Servings Prep Time
6 Popsicles 15 Minutes
Passive Time
6 Hours
Servings Prep Time
6 Popsicles 15 Minutes
Passive Time
6 Hours
Ingredients
Servings: Popsicles
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into molds, and freeze for at least 6 hours.
  4. Remove from molds and enjoy!
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Frozen Breakfast Parfait Bars

Frozen Breakfast Parfait Bars

Breakfast can be a trial. Sometimes it’s hard to get the kids to eat a healthy breakfast before they run out the door to catch the school bus or play with their friends.  This is specially true during long weekends and school vacations.  They are so anxious to go out and play they try to skip breakfast.  To get them to eat I started making these Frozen Breakfast Parfait Bars.

frozen breakfast parfaits bars

These frozen breakfast parfaits bars aren’t just yummy, they look pretty too!  My grandsons grab them for breakfast  on their way out to school or play.  Breakfast is much more enticing when it looks like and ice cream bar. They make great healthy snacks too!

These bars have no added sugar and use fresh or frozen berries.  They are the  perfect treat anytime of year, but specially summer![spacer height=”-20px”]

 

Frozen Breakfast Parfait Bars

Makes 6

Ingredients:
 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (if using frozen be sure to thaw them first)
 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
 1/2 cup honey & oat granola
Directions:
 1.  Puree bluberries.
 2.  Pour into molds – fill molds about 1/3
 3.  Freeze for 1-2 hours.
 4.  Stir granola into the yogurt and spoon into the mold on top of frozen blueberry puree.  Gently press down on the yogurt mixture to make sure it sits right on top of blueberries. Fill upto 2/3 of the mold.
 5.  Freeze for 1-2 hours.
 6.  Puree strawberries.
 7.  Pour into molds to the top.
 8.  Freeze for another 4 hours.
 9.  Remove from molds and enjoy!
 To remove from molds run hot water on all sides of the molds, including bottom.  It should slip right out.
Frozen Breakfast Parfait BarsI used Popsicle Molds to make my breakfast parfait bars.  You can get some on Amazon. (Affiliate Link)
If you don’t have popsicle molds you can use cups.  Set the cups in a tray, fill with mixture, and cover them with a sheet of clear plastic wrap, cut slits in the wrap corresponding to the center of each cup, slip a wooden popsicle stick in the hole and in the center of the filled cups.  The plastic wrap will keep the sticks in the center while it freezes.
Frozen Breakfast Parfait Bars
Frozen Breakfast Parfait Bars
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Servings Prep Time
6 Bars 30 Minutes
Passive Time
6 Hours
Servings Prep Time
6 Bars 30 Minutes
Passive Time
6 Hours
Frozen Breakfast Parfait Bars
Frozen Breakfast Parfait Bars
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
6 Bars 30 Minutes
Passive Time
6 Hours
Servings Prep Time
6 Bars 30 Minutes
Passive Time
6 Hours
Ingredients
Servings: Bars
Instructions
  1. Puree bluberries.
  2. Pour into molds - fill molds about 1/3
    Frozen Breakfast Parfait Bars
  3. Freeze for 1-2 hours.
  4. Stir granola into the yogurt and spoon into the mold on top of frozen blueberry puree. Gently press down on the yogurt mixture to make sure it sits right on top of blueberries. Fill up to 2/3 of the mold.
  5. Freeze for 1-2 hours.
  6. Puree strawberries.
  7. Pour into molds to the top.
  8. Freeze for another 4 hours.
  9. Remove from molds and enjoy! To remove from molds run hot water on all sides of the molds, including bottom. It should slip right out.
    Frozen Breakfast Parfait Bars
Recipe Notes

If you don't have popsicle molds you can use cups.  Set the cups in a tray, fill with mixture, and cover them with a sheet of clear plastic wrap, cut slits in the wrap corresponding to the center of each cup, slip a wooden popsicle stick in the hole and in the center of the filled cups.  The plastic wrap will keep the sticks in the center while it freezes.

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Strawberry Lemon Parfait

Strawberry Lemon Parfait

Strawberry Lemon Parfait

Summer’s almost here, that means lots of fresh strawberries.  I love strawberries!

In preparation for those long hot summer nights I whipped up a light dessert, my twist on Strawberries N’ Cream.  It’s super easy to make, it uses just 3 ingredients, and there’s no whipping involved!  It’s so yummy I found myself scrapping the bowl with extra strawberries!

This Strawberry Lemon Parfait is light and airy making it the perfect ending to a summer barbecue.  It’s so easy to stir up, it takes less than 10 minutes.  It can be dressed up to serve when company comes for dinner.

I portioned it in 4 large tumblers, but you can use smaller bowls, wine glasses, plastic cups, or whatever you like to get more servings.  In fact you may not want to portion it out at all, you can just dip berries in the bowl you mix it in.

Strawberry Lemon Parfait

Ingredients:

1 Large tub of Cool Whip (16 oz.)

1 Box Instant Lemon Pudding – it’s important you use the instant pudding, not the one you need to cook on the stove top

Strawberries – washed, cored, and sliced (reserve smaller whole berries for garnish if desired)

Fresh Mint leaves for garnish (optional)

Strawberry Lemon Parfait

Directions:

1.  Scoop Cool Whip into a large mixing bowl.

2.  Gently fold in instant pudding.  Continue to gently combine pudding and Cool Whip using a gentle folding motion until the pudding is evenly combine with the Cool Whip.  The mixture will turn a very light yellow.  Don’t stir vigorously the cool whip might start to liquefy.  Make sure there are no clumps of powder in the mixture, if you see clumps gently break them up and fold into the Cool Whip.

3.  Spoon mixture into the cups or glasses, filling each one about halfway.

4.  Arrange sliced strawberries on top of Cool Whip mixture.

5.  Spoon remaining Cool Whip mixture over the berries to fill up each cup.

6.  Garnish with berries and mint leaves if desires.

7.  Keep chilled until ready to serve.

Strawberry Lemon Parfait
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Servings Prep Time
6 Cups 15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 Cups 15 Minutes
Strawberry Lemon Parfait
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
6 Cups 15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 Cups 15 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Cups
Instructions
  1. Scoop Cool Whip into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Gently fold in instant pudding. Continue to gently combine pudding and Cool Whip using a gentle folding motion until the pudding is evenly combine with the Cool Whip. The mixture will turn a very light yellow. Don't stir vigorously the cool whip might start to liquefy. Make sure there are no clumps of powder in the mixture, if you see clumps gently break them up and fold into the Cool Whip.
  3. Spoon mixture into the cups or glasses, filling each one about halfway.
  4. Arrange sliced strawberries on top of Cool Whip mixture.
  5. Spoon remaining Cool Whip mixture over the berries to fill up each cup.
  6. Garnish with berries and mint leaves if desires.
  7. Keep chilled until ready to serve.
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