I’m all about eating healthy, especially when it’s easy to incorporate into our lifestyle. But like anything else, when healthy doesn’t taste good, well I definitely don’t repeat the recipe. I started the year on track, but lately I’ve been skipping breakfast due to time constraints and I know that can’t be healthy. So I’ve been looking into an easy and healthy breakfast or snack that I can make ahead so that it’s easy to grab and go.
So I decided to give these grape smoothie popsicles a try. And they have turned out to be a perfect breakfast and even a great midday snack to satisfy my cravings. The kids even love them! My daughter especially loved that they are the color purple.
What I love about these smoothie popsicles is that it includes 100% Grape Juice made with Concord Grapes and grape juice helps promote, support, and maintain a healthy heart — because of its plant nutrients, polyphenols. And it’s never too early to start living a heart-healthy lifestyle as I’m always trying to find new ways to instill healthy habits for my family. One new method I’m using with the kids when it comes to healthy eating habits, is to consider the role color plays about healthy foods — the more vibrant the color of the food the better and healthier.
So here’s to a heart-healthy lifestyle!
Easy Grape Smoothie Popsicles*
⅓ cup quick cooking oats
¾ cup Welch’s 100% Grape Juice
2 ¼ cups frozen blueberries
1 cup 2% vanilla Greek yogurt
½ cup almond milk
3 tbsp honey
1. Add oats to blender. Pulse until finely chopped.
2. Add grape juice, blueberries, yogurt, almond milk and honey to a blender. Purée until smooth.
3. Pour into 12 (1/3 cup) ice pop molds or Zoku.
*You can also turn this recipe into a drinkable smoothie.
Nutrition per Serving
Serving Size: 1 pop
2.5 g fat
0 mg cholesterol
27 mg sodium
14 g carbohydrates
1 g fiber
11 g sugar
2.5 g protein