It’s friday and I have a batch of delicious popsicles all set for the weekend. My hubby is coming home today and I thought it would be nice to have a healthy treat when watching movies in the evening. These popsicles are a pretty addition to a summer party, a baby shower or a ladies brunch just because you can dress them up to look super cute. This time, I made a blueberry smoothie base with greek yogurt to get the sliding colour effect that has grapefruit and cherry bits to it. The bottom has some sweet crunch from oven baked honey granola that I made a few days ago. However, if you don’t feel like making the granola from scratch, any granola will do as long as you bash it into smaller pieces to fit the mold. You could also use flavoured yogurt for the base if you don’t want to make a smoothie base, even though it only takes a few minutes. I strongly suggest making it yourself though, as the flavours are more intense with less added preservatives or sugar. Lastly, garnish each popsicle to your liking, I used these little blush flowers from oregano that are just darling. Have a wonderful weekend!
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- 1/2 banana
Mix in a blender until a smooth paste
- 1 grapefruit (chopped into smaller pieces)
- 1/2 cup cherries (chopped into smaller pieces)
- 1-2 cups Greek yogurt
Garnish: cherries, little oregano flowers & its petals
Take your popsicle mold and scoop some blueberry mixture into each one. Then for the next layer, add some greek yogurt until it almost fills the top. Place the sticks in and top with a tiny bit of granola. Place in the freezer for about 3 hours until set. To remove each popsicle, place them under hot water for a bit.
Oven baked honey granola
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- pinch of salt
- 2 cups oats
- 1/4 almonds
- 1/4 cashews
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees celsius. In a large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and nuts of choice (I used cashews and almonds). Heat 1/4 cup of honey in a microwave for about 30 seconds. Stir in olive oil to this.
In a glass measuring cup, warm honey in microwave for about 30 seconds. Add olive oil to the honey and stir. Combine the honey-oil with the dry ingredients and spread over a baking sheet paper that is brushed with oil. Bake for about 20-30 minutes stirring the granola once in between. Leave to cool once ready.
For the popsicle: Place a bit of granola in a ziplock bag and crush the mixture into smaller pies with a rolling-pin.