This time of year I really try to get my healthy on in preparation for summer. I'm a huge greek yogurt fan. I think i've had a cup of Chobani like 300/365 days this year for breakfast. Yeah, I know it's a lot. But I mean at like a little over 100 calories and a protein boost it's the ultimate snack. These little popsicle bars are kind of like berry creamsicles with a healthy edge. I think when people read the "roasted" part they kind of tilt their head and go, "huh". I'm not nuts, I promise! When you roast them you get a different flavor added and it releases some of the water from the fruit creating a thicker berry juice with the honey. The less water the better with popsicles so they stay firm and creamy. I'd like to think that the amount of honey I used was a happy medium, but you will have to taste test it for your own liking. Before putting the yogurt mixture in the molds just give it a taste test to see if you would like more / less honey. Seriously the greatest little snack springing into warmer months, I hope you love em' ! :)
Roasted Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles
2 1/2 Cups of fresh sliced strawberries
2 Cups of Chobani Blueberry Greek Yogurt
6 Tablespoons of Honey
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl combine sliced strawberries, 3 tablespoons of honey, vanilla and mix. Evenly distribute the strawberries on baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes
In a large bowl mix blueberry greek yogurt and roasted strawberry mixture + juices. Very gently stir in the rest of your honey to have a marbelized texture in your popsicle.
I sliced a few strawberries very thinly and pressed them up against my popsicle mold to create the strawberry impression that you see. Evenly distribute the yogurt mixture into each popsicle mold.
I used a zoku popsicle mold but you can use any kind. This time of year they pop up at a lot of local grocery and dollar stores.
Place molds in freezer for 4-6 hours. If you run a little hot water right before you pull them out, they slide out like butter.
yields six popsicles