Canada Inspired Smoothie Pops - FTW

Friends - Happy Canada Day!

This is my cue for the national anthem, but sorry guys, no voice notes today. But what I do have for you is a simple smoothie pop recipe that I whipped up yesterday for #popsicleweek. Of course, I am late to the table but smoothie pops can be enjoyed any day of the summer, right!? 

FER THE WIN.

I've been dying to get my hands on one of those "traditional looking" popsicle molds for a while now, and last week my amazon will power gave in. Safe to say, it works! It's so easy to use and makes beautiful sticks of deliciousness. 

There are three things that I love in this world (with a couple sub categories) but generally they are Food, People and of course my Country. I don't say it enough but we truly live somewhere magical. 

Therefore, today I'm sharing an easy-peezy recipe with you, that you can eat while celebrating this place we call home with your loved ones and furry friends too!

Made with local Ontario strawberries.

Smoothie Pops

You'll need:

  • 1 cup of vanilla yogurt
  • 1.5 banana 
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup almond milk 
  • 3/4 cup strawberries - for puree
  • 1/3 cup water
  • popsicle mold (mine was 10 x 3oz popsicles)
  • popsicle sticks if they aren't included
  • 1 cup of sliced strawberries (optional)

Get er' done

1. In a blender, mix up the yogurt, banana, vanilla, maple syrup and almond milk. It should equal out to a 16 oz. smoothie and this will be plenty. Set aside in separate pourable measuring cup. 

2. Quickly rinse your blender.

3. Next, blend 3/4 strawberries and 1/3 cup of water to create your puree. Keep in blender for pouring or move to a smaller pourable measuring cup.

4. For each mold, rotate pours between the vanilla/banana smoothie mixture and the strawberry puree to create a marbled look. If you want, slice up the extra 1 cup of strawberries and slide them down the side of the mould so that they are visible when frozen. 

5. Continue until molds are filled to the top and stick on the lid + popsicle sticks.

6. Freeze for 5 hours or overnight. You'll need to run the sides under warm water to loosen these babies up!

Enjoy. 

Click here to check out the popsicle mold I recently purchased.