I typically do a decent job eating “clean” when it comes to actual meals. My downfall? Snacks. I absolutely love snacking in between meals and I’ll admit that some of my food choices are not always the greatest.
They say that eating many small meals a day is actually better for you than eating 3 large meals each day. (I’m not sure who “they” refers to, but let’s just assume they know what they’re talking about.) I love the idea of more meals, except when it comes to determining what those additional meals actually are. Apparently, nachos, ice cream and french fries don’t make the cut.
My clean eating journey as of late has required me to solve my snacking problem. While I have yet to find a “clean” replacement for my nacho obsession, these simple Peach-Banana Smoothie Popsicles have helped definitely helped satisfy my sweet tooth. I love eating smoothies for breakfast, so I decided to freeze a simple fruit and yogurt smoothie concoction into a popsicle.
Make this recipe with fresh fruit and Chobani non-fat plain Greek yogurt and you’ve got a sweet, creamy and clean alternative to more processed desserts and snacks. You can even grab one of these popsicles in the morning for a quick and nutritious addition to your breakfast!
Do you have any favorite healthy snacks? We’d love for you to share your clean eating ideas in the comments section!
Peach-Banana Smoothie Popsicles
Makes about 10 3oz popsicles, 68 calories each
3 medium ripe peaches, pitted and quartered (I leave the peel on)
1 medium banana
1 cup Chobani non-fat plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup 1% lowfat milk
3 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1. Mix all ingredients together in a blender until smooth.
2. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze. If you don’t have popsicle molds, you can freeze the mixture in ice cube trays or small paper cups. When your smoothie mixture is slightly frozen, just stick a plastic spoon or wooden popsicle stick in each serving and continue to freeze.
3. Remove popsicles from their mold. Serve and enjoy!
Quick Tip: For a last minute smoothie when you’re on the go, freeze the popsicle mixture in ice cube trays and then transfer “smoothie cubes” to a sealed freezer bag. When you want a smoothie, just add the desired amount of frozen smoothie cubes to a blender, blend and enjoy! (If your smoothie cubes are frozen solid, you may need to melt them just the slightest bit so they’ll blend well.)