In this episode of Abbey's Kitchen Abbey brings you the Perfect Summer Popsicle recipe. She uses a combination of bananas, yogurt, berries, all-bran, and chocolate to make a Popsicle you don't have to feel guilty about eating. Disclaimer: this video was developed in paid partnership with All-Bran, however, all opinions are genuine.
There are few things in life as good as an ice cold Popsicle on a blazing hot summer day. Sadly, most of your Popsicle options at the grocery store are loaded with ingredients you just don't need to be putting into your body. Are they delicious? Of course. Though it's debatable that any of them will be able to compare to Abbey's unique combination of stellar Popsicle flavor while still being healthy.
To make this delicious summer treat you will start by adding some plain fat-free yogurt into your food processor for protein. Add two small ripe bananas to this and puree it all together. Put the puree into a mixing bowl and add strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Mix this all together and then set it aside.
In a small bowl mix together some Kellog's all-bran cereal, crushed graham crackers, and honey. Abbey chose to use all-bran in this Popsicle recipe for a variety of reasons, partially due it's textural contrast. Another bonus to using all-bran is that as little as 1/3 of a cup of it gives you half of your daily fiber requirement. That is a ton of fiber for such a small amount of an ingredient.
Your next step is to get out your Popsicle tray and divide half of your yogurt mixture equally between the 8 Popsicle containers. You will repeat this process with approximately 3/4 of your cereal mixture and then pack each one down with a spoon. After you have them all packed down add 2 tbsp. of milk to each one. Top this off with your remaining yogurt, again adding it equally between the 8 containers. Finally you will put the last of your all-bran cereal on the very top of each one and then insert your Popsicle sticks.
Freeze these delicious Popsicle concoctions for a minimum of 4 hours. Abbey recommends freezing them overnight for the best possible Popsicle outcome. Yes, it can be a challenge to stave off those urges to devour them at the 4 hour mark but well worth the wait for the product that emerges after an overnight freeze.
Before serving these mix together some dark chocolate and a bit of coconut oil in a microwave safe container, it looks like Abbey has chosen a glass bowl. Put this into your microwave for about 30 seconds until it's all melted down into a smooth creamy consistency. Give each Popsicle a quick dip into the chocolate mixture and watch them each instantly harden as you pull them out giving you a great looking, and great tasting chocolate shell on the tips.
You are now armed to fight the oncoming summer heat wave with a Popsicle that is not only extremely tasty but also a much healthier alternative to your typical store bought Popsicle.
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