PressMediaWire.com (Press Release Distribution) – Sep 06,2011 –
Looking for an after-school snack that is both delicious and nutritious? Try this yummy recipe for Super Easy Frozen Yogurt Pops that features nutritious fruit and high protein Voskos Greek Yogurt.
The first thing kids do when they get home from school is head straight for the kitchen for that yummy after school snack. “When my little guy Dakota gets home from school, he goes to the refrigerator…then the freezer…then the pantry…looking for something delicious and fast,” says Jenny Grothe, a cookbook author and fitness advocate. Kids run straight for the junk food because it’s fast and easy — but not necessarily healthful. Finding a snack that is both healthy and easy to make can be a challenge.
“Being a ‘health-food junkie,’ I’m constantly looking for healthy snacks and treats. So I look for things Dakota craves—and will choose over other less-healthy options. Better yet? I look for snacks and treats that we can make together,” says Grothe. “This super-easy Voskos Greek Yogurt snack recipe is healthy—but it tastes like a dessert, and it’s something my son and I can do together. In fact, my grade-schooler could make this recipe his own if it really came down to it.”
Super Easy Frozen Yogurt Pops
Makes 5 small popsicles
- 1 cup Voskos Plain Nonfat Greek yogurt
- 2 tbs sugar free or regular honey, agave or an equivalent amount of stevia (if using stevia you’ll need less)
- 1/2 cup berries (we used 1/4 cup blueberries and 1/4 cup assorted strawberries and blackberries)
- 5 small disposable paper cups
- 5 popsicle sticks
- 5 squares of aluminum foil
Thoroughly combine Voskos Greek Yogurt and your sweetener of choice in a small bowl. Reserve approximately 20 blueberries. In a separate bowl, mash 1/2 cup of washed berries using a fork. Scrape bowl and add to the yogurt mixture. Stir. Spoon yogurt into individual cups. Add reserved blueberries (roughly 3 – 5 each cup) and press down into the mixture. Firmly cover the top of each cup with a square of foil. Poke hole in center of each foil and add Popsicle stick. (The foil keeps the stick upright while the yogurt freezes.) Place the Greek Yogurt Pops in the freezer for 3 to 4 hours to harden or until ready to eat. When frozen solid, tear the rim of each cup and peel it away from the Voskos Greek Yogurt pop.
Note from Jenny: I’ve tried to do these in regular cups and Popsicle molds, but with yogurt they don’t come out easily from hard cups if at all. The paper cups are a nice option because they peel right off.
Voskos Greek Yogurt has been recognized in awards contests presented by Fitness magazine, Women’s Health, Vegetarian Times, Natural Solutions, Self Magazine and Cooking Light magazine. It is also a triple gold winner of the 2010 Los Angeles International Dairy Competition. Visit Voskos’ Web site for dozens of Greek yogurt recipes for low-carbohydrate breakfasts, appetizers, entrees and snacks.
About Voskos Greek Yogurt
Award-winning for its thick, rich taste and nutritional value, Voskos Greek Yogurt is all-natural, hormone-free, gluten-free, and Kosher certified. Through Voskos’ proprietary ProStrain™ method, Voskos yields two times more protein, more probiotics, less lactose, and a thicker, creamier consistency. Voskos is the only brand to offer an organic Greek yogurt line in addition to its all-natural plain and blended flavors and never has “fruit on the bottom.” Available nationwide, retailing between $1.49 – $2.99 in such stores as Kroger, Safeway, Publix, Bi-Lo, Whole Foods, Sprouts, and more. For store locations, and to download a coupon, visit Voskos.com or Facebook.com/Voskos.Greek.Yogurt today.
About Jenny Grothe
Jenny Grothe runs the popular Facebook fan page, “Recipes for Gals in Figure & Bodybuilding” where she offers inspiration, tips, product reviews, and healthy recipes to over 30,000 fans. She became a cookbook author and figure competitor after losing 60 pounds in less than a year, thanks to diet and exercise. Since developing her toned new body, Grothe has competed in seven Figure Competitions, taking home a total of five trophies She has also completed several marathons, including the 2011 Boston Marathon. She is the author of “75 Ways to Love Your Oatmeal – Great Tasting Recipes that Keep You Lean.“
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