Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pina Colada Yogurt Pops

 
Ready to be transported to a tropical island? 

I am. We have had some serious June gloom around here this week and it has me longing for a tropical vacation with warm breezes, plumeria scented air, and pineapple coconut cocktails.

Since I don't see a trip back to Maui on the horizon, I had to improvise. 


I love healthy treats that you can call "dessert" but are actually good for you. For a grown-up dessert, add a splash of rum. 


Pineapple Coconut Yogurt Pops
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Makes about 10 3oz pops

1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks 
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt (I used Greek yogurt. Pineapple or vanilla yogurt would be fine to use, but have added sugar, so omit the agave syrup)
2 tablespoons shredded or flaked coconut (plus more for toasting and sprinkling/dipping if desired)
1 teaspoon agave syrup (more or less depending on you sweetness preference)

Blend all ingredients in a blender. Add more juice if needed. Pour mixture into ice pop molds or Dixie cups. If using Dixie cups, cover with plastic wrap and insert popsicle sticks (the wrap will help hold the sticks in place). Freeze 4 hours or until solid.

27 comments:

  1. These are soooo cute! and I love all your natural and healthy ingredients!

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  2. these are adorable...love ur presentation..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  3. Everything you make always looks so pretty!! These sound Yummmmmmiiie! I am a a total sucker for anything with coconut

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  4. I am off to Maui next weekend and you have me VERY excited :)

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  5. It's really gloomy here as well with rainy season and all, I don't mind the hot but the humidity is sometimes unbearable.

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  6. yummy yumm !! pina colada pops look cute :D

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  7. I would like a couple adult pops, please!! Great idea. I have a surprise birthday party for my honey coming up; might try that. Great idea. Debi

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  8. what a lovely combination of flavors - pineapple and coconut. Yum. I bet a bit of rum would make a really great adult version.

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  9. These look dreamy!!!

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  10. Those pictures do lift your mood. Love the pops. Nina

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  11. Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

    I'm making these!!

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  12. Oh my gosh! These sound amazing and so refreshing!!

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  13. Yum yum. That looks terrific. Wonderful pictures.

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  14. Oh, yum! I just made popsicles this weekend and they were a hit so this recipe may be next. Hope you are doing well! :)

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  15. Those pictures are so gorgeous!

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  16. How cute are these!!! I was just telling my roommate that i wanted to make some healthy pops... I will definitely be trying these out.

    xo

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  17. These look so yummy and creamy! I just pinned them on pinterest... I hope loads of people see this yummy goodness:)

    Just hopping over from The Girl Creative

    Amanda Joy
    www.joyinthejumble.com

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  18. Hello from your Newest follower :)

    My Mom would LOVE these!!

    Love the Site! I hope you'll come check out my site and follow me as well.

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  19. L*O*V*E your presentation. SUPER CUTE!!!

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  20. I'm so ready for an island vacation

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  21. these look like a perfect summer treat! my husband is obsessed with pineapple, especially fresh - he'll buy a whole one and just eat it all by himself. i think i'll have to try this out :)

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  22. That looks delish! I want to jump on a plane right now! I must try these. Great post...

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  23. Goodness!!! They look so tempting and so cute!..I could kill to have a camera and eye like yours!

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  24. Oh my, those look delicious!

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  25. These look simply wonderful!

    Can you share these yummy treats on my Summer PArty Series Link Party this friday? www.sweetcsdesigns.com

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  26. These sound delicious and look so fun! I love how you have them displayed Marina! So clever:)

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  27. Oh my! My mouth is watering. This looks so refeshing. And healthy enough to eat at breakfast... :)

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