Celebrate with colorful, homemade popsicles. Layers of mashed red cherries, blackberries and white Greek yogurt make for a healthier, low-sugar version of store-bought treats. Berries are rich in phytochemicals like anthocyanins and ellagic acid, compounds that counter inflammation and act as antioxidants. This recipe is easy to follow and a great activity to do with kids on summer vacation.
1½ cup pitted fresh or frozen cherries
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
1 Tbsp. honey
24 oz. vanilla Greek yogurt
12 (3 oz.) paper cups and 12 popsicle sticks or plastic spoons
In small mixing bowl mash cherries and berries. Drizzle on honey and mix together.
In paper cups, layer alternating spoonfuls of yogurt and fruit until full. Place popsicle stick or plastic spoon in each cup. Freeze.
When ready to serve, tear paper cup off popsicle and enjoy.
Makes 12 servings (1 Popsicle). Per serving: 70 calories, 0 g total fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 11 g carbohydrate, 5 g protein, 1 g dietary fiber, 20 mg sodium, 10 g sugar, 1 g added sugar.
Recipe from the American Institute for Cancer Research.