In the summer, there is nothing better than yogurt fruit ice lollies to refresh yourself and satisfy your sweet tooth.
Light and low in calories, popsicles are a great alternative to ice cream, especially if you’re on a diet.
Preparing them at home is very simple, just have the appropriate ice lolly molds available. To make them nutritious, as well as refreshing, add yogurt, a fresh food suitable for everyone, adults and children.
Tips for making fruit popsicles
To have perfect yogurt fruit popsicles you need to take a few small steps. For example, fruit should be ripe to obtain a creamy consistency. If you like it, you can decide to leave a few whole pieces in the ice lolly: from an aesthetic point of view it will be very nice to look at, but above all it will be good to taste.
The ideal yogurt is white, whole or low-fat, but if you prefer tart flavors you can also use Greek yogurt. Finally, sugar: if the fruit you choose is sugary, you can also avoid including it in the recipe.
The recipe for yogurt fruit popsicles
Yogurt fruit popsicles
- 100 g low-fat plain yogurt
- 220 g melone
- 100 g strawberries
- 50 g sugar
- Blend the fruit with the sugar.
- Add the yogurt and mix everything.
- Pour the mixture into ice lolly molds and place them in the freezer for about an hour.
Yogurt fruit popsicles, nutritional properties
Yogurt is a low-fat protein source. Consuming it is important to keep the intestine healthy, because it rebalances the bacterial flora thanks to the probiotics it contains. And it didn’t end there.
- It guarantees a high calcium intake, essential for correct muscle contraction. In particular, it is important to take it in adolescence because it promotes growth, but also in old age because it helps to counteract the onset of osteoporosis;
- According to an American research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a diet rich in calcium can promote weight loss;
- the live lactic ferments that yogurt contains ensure good functionality, as well as the intestine, also the colon. Regular consumption of yogurt would reduce blood levels of C-reactive protein, responsible for chronic inflammation of the colon. It would also reduce cardiovascular risk.
The recipe also includes melon and strawberries, two fruits rich in beneficial properties.
- Melon (33 calories per 100 grams) is moisturizing and purifying. Thanks to the high content of water and mineral salts, it is a precious ally against dehydration. Furthermore, it is rich in antioxidants, which help slow down cellular aging, protecting you from a number of pathologies.
- Strawberries (30 calories per 100 grams) are just as useful for your well-being. Rich in vitamin C, precious for strengthening the immune system, but also in mineral salts such as potassium, which regulates blood pressure and the hydro-saline system. They also contain iodine, phosphorus, manganese.