With our abnormally long string of sunshiny-weathered days coming to a screeching halt today, we spent our rainy day inside, stocking up our freezer for the next our next stint of beautiful weather… With homemade popsicles of course!
Cases of mango seem to be everywhere lately and since our crisper was overflowing with them, I decided we’d put them to good use and whip up some creamy mango smoothie popsicles this time around (see our banana almond yogurt pops and our raspberry blueberry yogurt pops here). I quickly peeled and chopped a few mangos, then recruited my little lady to help in the kitchen.
We started by gathering our ingredients. Here’s what you need: mango, plain Greek yogurt, lemons, and pure vanilla (and a blender, spoon, and popsicle moulds of some sort).
Get started by putting all of your mango chunks into your blender.
Then add a generous amount of really good, thick Greek yogurt. (We used the no fat kind this time around because it’s what we had on hand, but since these popsicles are really for Gracen more than anyone else, I’d normally use the full fat kind.)
Next up – juice a couple of lemons…
And add the juice and pulp to the blender.
Lastly, add a splash of pure vanilla for a little hint of sweetness. (Depending on the sweetness of your mango, you may want to add a tiny bit of honey or pure maple syrup at this point too, but if your mango is ripe and naturally sweet, you won’t need it).
Next, blend away!
While your mixture is blending, get your moulds out and ready. (I love these old-school Tupperware ones from Gma Char… They remind me of summers on the back deck as a kid!)
When your mango mixture is smooth and creamy, pour it into the moulds, leaving a little room at the top for expansion.
That’s it! Let your little one slurp up the extras, put the lids on the moulds, and pop them in the freezer!
I must admit that Brad and I tried these tonight while the doodlebug was asleep. The verdict? They’re yummy! Can’t wait for Grae to try them tomorrow!
Healthy Mango Smoothie Popsicles
- 3 medium-sized mangos, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt (you could easily use vanilla instead if you want extra sweetness and don’t mind some added sugar)
- 1 1/2 lemons, juiced
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla
- 1 tablespoon of good honey or pure maple syrup (if desired)
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour mixture into popsicle moulds and freeze.