4 simple & healthy ingredients = a healthy summer treat
by Lindsay Evans
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These marbled blueberry & vanilla popsicles look striking, but we can assure you they are actually a cinch to make (and way healthier than those sugary, store-bought ones.) All you need are some handy popsicle molds and 4 simple ingredients (think, blueberries, sugar, freshly squeezed lemon juice and Greek yogurt.) Not a fan of blueberries? No problem. Our favourite thing about this 'recipe' is that it's ultra-versatile. Simply sub out the blueberries and add an equal amount of your favourite fruit instead. Cool and refreshing, they will be a welcome treat on a hot day!
1/2 cup super fine granulated sugar
3 cups fresh blueberries, plus 1/2 cup extra
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
Combine granulated sugar and 1/3 cup water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring constantly, until all sugar is dissolved, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Place blueberries and lemon juice in a blender. Purée until smooth, about 30 seconds. Transfer about 1/2 cup simple syrup to the blender and whizz until all ingredients are well combined. Add more simple syrup if mixture is too thick. Using a spatula, fold in vanilla yogurt gently to create a marbled effect (do not over stir, you want some berry colour and some white.) Gently stir in remaining whole blueberries.
Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze 4 hours. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze an additional 4 to 6 hours, or until frozen solid.