There are just a few more days before we leave for our trip. In my family these are always the hardest because there is so much excitement, so much to do, and everyone is just trying to remember to bring their toothbrush.
It can get kind of crazy. Although, there is also that impatience that you feel when you want a trip to get closer so you can just get to where you are going.
My little sister Sophie, like every other 5-year-old, loves popsicles. She never misses a chance to ask me to make them when she thinks of it. Usually, I have so many other things that I am working on that I just don’t have time and the thought of adding more dishes to the always-growing heap doesn’t help. Plus, it isn’t exactly popsicle-craving weather here with it being winter and because it is winter there isn’t a huge variety of fruits right now. She has been asking a lot though, so yesterday I decided to make her some popsicles. Besides, we need to get ready to jump into summer anyway and these are the perfect thing.
These are very simple popsicles. There are only 5 basic ingredients plus the optional vanilla and they are Sophie approved.
- 2 medium bananas
- 1 cup 100% orange juice
- 1 cup Greek or plain non-fat yogurt
- 1 1/2 cup pineaple chunks
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup sugar or to taste
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Blend the first 4 ingredients and vanilla, if using, together in a food processor or blender. Add the sugar a few tablespoons at a time and adjust to your taste. Keep in mind that they tend to taste a little less sweet when frozen.
- Pour into popsicle molds and leave a little room for expansion.
- Freeze for 4 - 6 hours and enjoy.