Gluten Free Snack Time
When it comes to summer a refreshing and healthy snack is always hard to come by. When a snack has to be gluten-free things can get even more complicated quickly. Snacks and appetizers seem to be loaded with food allergens of one kind or another, plus food chemicals or artificial colorings. In the middle of a hot day nothing beets an icy treat, and this is one that you can feel good about serving.
Growing up I always headed north to Washington State to spend my summer vacations with my little brother in tow. We had family in Western Washington and Central Washington State. By the time the summer had come to an end we would have stayed with them all. When we would stay with my Grandparents they were constantly making homemade snacks that we could just help ourself to between meals. These popsicles remind me of snacking between summertime fun in the Pacific Northwest.
This recipe was created especially for munchkins but let’s face it..we are all really kids at heart and adults can enjoy in as well. These have no artificial colors, preservatives, and are easy to make dairy-free if need be. They are light, refreshing, and a quick summer pick me up. Plus they are gluten-free with no outrageous price tag.
Healthy Fruity Pops
1 cup blueberries or other fruit
1/4 cup plain yogurt (regular or Greek) (use coconut yogurt for a dairy-free option)
Blend fruit and yogurt in blender until smooth. Spoon into freezer pop cups, or for smaller serving size, pour into ice cube tray and insert stick. Freeze for 3 hours, or until the pop is firm enough to remove from freezer tray and serve.
If made the night before, let them sit out for 20-30 minutes so they are soft enough to enjoy.