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Greek Yogurt Ice Pops

(A COOL TWIST ON A #MODELTRAINERMETHOD STAPLE.)

By Tatiana Hoover

One of the cornerstone foods on The Model Trainer Method is plain, unsweetened nonfat Greek yogurt. That’s because it’s super high in protein, which is essential for building lean muscle, keeping your metabolism firing and keeping you satisfied (so you don’t reach for that cupcake). I love eating a cup of Greek yogurt topped with blueberries (which are loaded with skin-boosting antioxidants). Sometimes I mix in a drop of vanilla and a dash of cinnamon and sometimes I use all those same ingredients to make ultra-healthy Popsicles. The best part is that my kids love them, too. So I’m getting calcium, protein and vitamins in them at the same time. Feel free to adapt the recipe below to your taste preferences. Raspberries and strawberries work beautifully here.

RECIPE: GREEK YOGURT POPSICLES

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup Greek Yogurt (I like Fage)
½ cup berries of your choice
1 tsp vanilla
Sweetener of choice (optional)

DIRECTIONS: In a blender, puree until smooth 1/2 cup fresh or defrosted frozen blueberries with 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt. In a bowl, mix 1/2 cup Greek yogurt with 1 tsp vanilla and sweeten to taste with sweetener of choice. Pour vanilla mixture into pop mold (remember to add sticks to your pop mold). Let freeze partially, then pour blueberry mixture into mold and freeze solid. Remove from freezer, remove from mold and enjoy. This recipe makes one serving; you may want to double the measurements on the ingredients depending on how big your Popsicle mold is or if you are serving more than one person.

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