How do you beat your craving for three scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream, or all the ice cream sandwiches and popsicles stashed in your freezer? We have three simple and healthy blueberry ice cream alternatives to keep you cool this August.
#1. Blueberry Pineapple Oatmeal Smoothie
My mouth is already drooling, what about yours? This smoothie is great for a dessert at night, or for breakfast in the morning. The oatmeal in this smoothie helps keep you full, so you aren’t craving a mid morning or midnight snack.
All you need is:
- 1 cup of fresh blueberries
- ½ of a pineapple cut into chunks
- ½ cup of rolled oats
- 1 banana
- 10 ice cubes
- ½ cup of milk (any kind you drink)
- ½ cup of vanilla greek yogurt
- (optional) 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
Directions: BLEND, BABY BLEND! Add all of the ingredients in a blender, blend till creamy and DRINK UP!
#2. Blueberry Breakfast Parfait Pops
Honestly, who doesn’t like parfaits? I mean parfait is even a fun word to say. Also, who doesn’t like popsicles? So… why not combine them together! This recipe totally rocks and rolls your taste buds!
What you need for this delicious treat:
- 4 greek yogurts (2 blueberry & 2 Vanilla)
- 4 Nature Valley Blueberry Breakfast Biscuits (make sure you crush them)
- ½ cut of fresh or frozen blueberries
*this recipe will make 4 popsicles
Initially fold in blueberries in the vanilla yogurt.
First 2 Popsicles:
Depending on the size of your popsicle mold, this is the order of sequence. 2 tbsp blueberry yogurt, 1 tsp of breakfast biscuit, 2 tbsp vanilla yogurt, 1 tsp of breakfast biscuit, & 2 tbsp blueberry yogurt. Sprinkle leftover breakfast biscuit on top and press in till all gone.
Second 2 Popsicles:
Opposite from above… 2 tbsp vanilla yogurt, 1 tsp breakfast biscuit, 2 tbsp blueberry yogurt, 1 tsp breakfast biscuits, & 2 tbsp vanilla yogurt. Sprinkle leftover breakfast biscuit on top and press in til all is gone.
Leave in freezer for at least 4 hours. Then Enjoy Your Frozen Parfait Pop!!!
#3. Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries
Looking for an easy recipe that your kids could do without supervision? This is the one for you! Frozen yogurt covered blueberries is so simple a caveman could do it! Wait… did I mention that it is a healthy treat too? TRIPLE WHAMMY!!!
Where to start? You will need ONLY 2 ingredients…
- Fresh blueberries!
- 1 (6 oz) yogurt container. The flavors are endless… I personally like vanilla, but blueberry, strawberry, honey, ect. are just as yummy!!
- You will also need toothpicks and parchment paper.
Now for the fun part…. Let’s create our frozen treat!!
Step #1 – Place parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Step #2 – Wash your fresh blueberries.
Step #3 – Using a toothpick, dip each blueberry into the greek yogurt till the blueberry is completely coated with yogurt.
Step #4 – Place yogurt covered blueberries on the parchment covered baking sheet and place in the freezer for at least 4 hours.
Once those 4 hours or more are up! You have a delicious and healthy snack that your whole family will love! Now the issue becomes, how many should I eat?!?
Not only are these three blueberry recipes healthy and mouth watering, but you could make a family adventure out of it! Take your family blueberry picking! If you live locally try visiting Heinz Blueberries located in Robinsons Township.