SKINNY "PALETAS"

 

It's SUMMER! And today is the 4th of July!
The Paleta. Being from Los Angeles these sweet treats are no stranger.  But knowing now how harmful sugar is, I wanted to make something sweet, fun, and guiltless for this holiday and well.. whenever!  May I present: the skinny "paleta"!

I am so glad these turned out (after a few trials and errors)!  These pops are sweetened naturally with only fruit and touch a honey and made from nonfat greek yogurt!  So you get your probiotic and protein in one!  I think I'll eat these for breakfast!  I made these to be "patriotic" for today but you can make them any way you want!

What You'll Need:
2 cups nonfat plain greek yogurt
Fruit of choice (I used strawberries, blueberries, & nonsweetened coconut)
2 tbs Honey
1/2 Lemon
1/2 c Water

Directions:
In a saucepan, bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil and then add 1 tbs honey and half a lemon's juice and stir until dissolved.  Set aside to cool.

Combine the zest of one lemon and the other tbs of honey to yogurt.

Set up your food processor or blender and combine one fruit at a time with about 3/4 cup yogurt and a few teaspoons of prepared water and blend.  Add more water to get desired consistency. You will want the mix to resembled melted ice cream (or soup).
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Pour mix into mold leaving a 1/4 inch on top.
Tip:  If you want to make layers, pour each flavor one at time and place into freezer for at least 20 minutes before adding the next layer to prevent mixing.

Place mold into freezer and let sit for about 30 minutes before adding the sticks.

Let freeze 8 hours or overnight.

When ready to serve, remove mold from freezer and let sit for about 10 minutes then runs sides under warm water to loosen up.  

Remove each Popsicle carefully and serve immediately! Enjoy!

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