Since Leo is almost a year old (!!), he’s now eating essentially everything. I stick to mainly fruits, veggies and a meat or fish for the majority of his meals to keep his diet balanced and make sure he tries plenty of new things. So far he loves everything, but he is not a fan of eating the same thing over and over again, so I’m always trying to switch up what he eats on a daily basis. At first it was easy because the options seemed endless, however I am now starting to get creative because he’s tried pretty much everything at this point!
With it being incredibly hot in Texas all summer, I decided I should make some homemade popsicles for Leo as a fun treat he can eat outside or to cool down after a walk. We avoid giving him any additional sugar and he’s too young for honey (no honey for babies under a year!), so I combined a few ingredients that are healthy and semi-sweet to make popsicles that are good for him and taste good. Plus, they look cool 😉
Blueberry Yogurt ‘Tie Dye’ Popsicles
Yields 6 medium-sized popsicles
Note: You may need to adjust the amount of ingredients depending on the size of your popsicle molds.
- 1 cup of Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup of Plain Greek Yogurt *
- 1 tablespoon of Agave Nectar
- Popsicle mold**
*Plain Yogurt can be substituted for a flavored yogurt, as well. I thought about using Vanilla, but plain has less grams of sugar. To each their own!
**This tray is the closest to what we found at our local grocery store, which worked really well. The main difference is that it has 4 popsicle molds, rather than 6.
- Blend the blueberries in a blender or food processor until they are mashed into a consistency similar to a smoothie.
- Transfer the mashed blueberries into a mixing bowl. Add in the agave and stir thoroughly until mixed.
- Add in the yogurt and mix gently – if you want the ‘tie dye’ effect in your popsicles. If you prefer the popsicles to be one blended color of the blueberries and yogurt, mix thoroughly until no white spots from the yogurt is visible.
- After mixing all ingredients together, carefully pour the mixture into your popsicle mold. Click the stick/lid onto the top and pop them into the freezer. Freeze overnight (or for at least 6 hours). When ready to eat, run warm water overtop of the popsicle mold in order to easily slide the popsicle out.
Leo loved this popsicle, and it would be easy to substitute blueberries for any other type of fruit. I’m definitely going to be reusing this recipe throughout the summer with different combinations for Leo (and us, too)! Let me know if you try out this recipe, or if you create a new combination in the comments!