Friday, July 22, 2011

D-Feast Friday - Drinkable Yogurt and Popsicles!

The other day I spent about 20 minutes in the frozen treats section of my grocery store trying to find a relatively healthy, cool treat for Elise. The problem was, almost everything I looked either had way too many carbs for just a snack, or it at had at least one of my no-no ingredients; food dyes, high fructose corn syrup, or a sugar substitute.

Call me weird (and many do), but when it comes to that last item, I would much rather Elise have the real thing.

One post on this blog that gets a ton of hits is my drinkable yogurt recipe, which I make and then freeze in popsicle molds for a cold, HEALTHY treat. I posted it quite awhile ago, so I though I'd dust it off and re-post.

Joanne's Strawberry/Banana Homemade Drinkable Yogurt
(all measurements are in weight grams... because that's what I use to figure out the carb factor)

450g of plain yogurt (carb factor = .05)
200g strawberries - you can use fresh or frozen (carb factor = .08)
85g bananas (carb factor = .20)
note: substitute any of your favourite fruit... Elise just loves strawberries and banana
1 1/2 Tbsp. agave nectar (total carbs = 24g cho)
*or* any other sweetner of your choice. I used honey the other day.

Approx. carb factor when using the above measurements = .10


-In a heavy-bottomed sauce pan, simmer the fruit on low/med in enough water so it covers the bottom of the pan (don't use too much water, it will dilute the taste). It usually takes about 10-15 minutes.

-When fruit is completely cooked down, add to yogurt and blend using a blender or hand blender. If you do this while the fruit mixture is still warm, it helps to thin out the yogurt, making it more liquidy.

-After completely blended, add agave (or other sweetener). I add it at this stage so I can judge the sweetness after each 1/2 Tbsp. I add. You may need more or less, depending on your taste buds.

Enjoy, and stay cool!


  1. Ooooh... wicked!
    I, myself hate artificial sweeteners and avoid them. This is an awesome recipe for freezing! thanks

  2. Yummy!! This looks amazing! It's going to be so hot this weekend so I will try this for sure.

  3. Wow thanks for sharing I am going to make some this weekend.

  4. You are is so hard to find something that does not have either artificial sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup :( This recipe sounds yummy. I think my girls will love it!

  5. Yum, looks very cool!
    I may have to try this.

  6. looks great! thanks for the repost! :)

  7. I am definitely going to try these out! They look and sound YUM! thanks for the repost!

  8. Me too...I would rather Joe eat the real thing. Great recipe Jo!

  9. Great idea! Good timing cuz I'm on my way to the store. I'm picking up the ingredients to try this today. Thanks.

  10. We do this toooooooo!!! I make smoothies with greek yogurt, milk kefir, milk, frozen fruits and honey. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

    And, I am so with you on the artificial sweetners. Woot Woot!

  11. Thanks for the inspiration - I bought popsicle molds and they have been sitting on my counter haunting me for weeks now while I fret about what should go into them. Gonna try this!


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