Sweet juicy BC peaches are making their way into the stores these days. They are delicious just as they are, but for an equally healthy and yummy treat, try peach frozen yogurt or frozen yogurt popsicles. They could be made with any fresh seasonal fruit. Freezing the fruit first before blending it with yogurt speeds up the process and makes the end product a bit creamier.
We tried frozen strawberry popsicles – they were a hit – as well as frozen peach yogurt. The frozen peach yogurt was a bit soft. Letting it freeze overnight probably would have made it a bit firmer, but it disappeared before we had a chance to test that out :)!
Frozen Peach Yogurt adapted from http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/instant_peach_frozen_yogurt.html
Makes: 4 servings, 3/4 cup (188 mL) each
- 4 cups (1 L) coarsely chopped frozen peaches (about 16 ounces)
- 3 Tbsp (45 mL) honey
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon (15 mL) lemon juice
- Place peaches in a blender or food processor; pulse until coarsely chopped. Combine yogurt, honey and lemon juice in a measuring cup; with the machine on, gradually pour the mixture through the feed tube. Process until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides once or twice. Serve immediately or pour into a container or popsicle trays and freeze overnight.
Per serving: 145 calories, 1 g fat, 0.4 g saturated fat, 30 g carbohydrates, 0 g fibre, 3 g protein, 24 mg sodium. Canada Food Guide Servings 1.7 Vegetables & Fruits, 0.2 Milk & Milk Alternatives.