Cooling Down

Most weekdays, I begin my mornings with yogurt, fruit, and granola. It's a nice combination that's easy to put together and keeps me going until lunchtime. But with July nearly done and some of the hottest weather of the year still ahead, I sometimes make myself a frozen treat out of these things and then I have a cheerful plate looking at me in the morning:

Of course, using my silicone muffin mold featuring bugs and butterflies really doesn't hurt, does it? I think this little bee is adorable and the mulberries dotting it were picked next to my garden earlier this month. It's hard to argue with that — and even my youngster thinks having yogurt pops for breakfast is a crazy cool treat. There's really nothing to complain about: they are cool, delicious, and actually very good for you!

I also love mixing and matching fruit for more colorful popsicles and frozen treats. Some of my favorite combinations include peaches and blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, and strawberries and kiwi. Find your favorites and enjoy a cool breakfast, snack, or dessert today!

Frozen Yogurt Treats

  • 1 1/2 c. Greek yogurt
  • 1 T. maple syrup
  • 1/3 c. fruit, cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 c. granola (choose your favorite variety)

In a small bowl, combine the yogurt and maple syrup. Carefully stir in the fruit of your choice. Small items, like berries, need not be cut. Larger items, like peaches or kiwi, will need to be cut into small pieces. Feel free to mix and match the fruit according to your tastes.

Carefully spoon the mixture into popsicle or silicone baking molds. Carefully sprinkle a little granola over the top of the yogurt and freeze for at least 2 hours before carefully unmolding. To unmold, warm the frozen treat slightly in your hand and carefully remove the mold. Enjoy your frozen treats!

  • Yields: 6-8 servings, depending on your containers
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes, plus freezing time

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