Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie & Pops

Blueberry Yogurt Pops

Last weekend we went blueberry picking in Highland Orchards, PA.  I think mid July would have been the right time, because a lot of berries were not ripe yet.  We managed to pick around 3 cups of berries.  Was it worth the drive, when blueberries are available in the local supermarket right at your doorstep, with buy one get one free offer?

Yes, it was totally worth every penny, when I saw my son having fun trying to carry the box (or rather dragging it) all by himself, picking the berries and correctly putting it in the carton, with a sense of pride!

Blueberry Picking

Picked Blueberries

As always I found this amazingly simple and healthy recipe in the July 08 issue of Parents magazine.  I reduced the quantity of ingredients because it was my first try.  But the end product was so good!

Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie Recipe

Prep TimeCook TimeMakes
05 Mins05 Mins2 Servings
Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie & Pops A very easy and healthy recipe to prepare blueberry yogurt smoothie and ice pops.
  • 1/2 Cup Blueberries
  • 1/2 Can Pear Halves In Heavy Syrup (An 8.5 Ounce Can Has 4 Halves, So I Used 2 Halves)
  • 1 Cup Non Fat Plain Yogurt (I Did Not Have Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt In Hand, Which Was Specified In The Original Recipe)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence (If Using Plain Yogurt)
  • 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup Or Any Other Sweetener, Optional
  1. Place 2 pear halves (with the syrup) and blueberries in a blender.
  2. Add Pears
    Add Blueberries

  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Blend fruits smoothly

  5. Add the yogurt, vanilla essence to the blueberry mixture.
  6. Add Yogurt to the mix

  7. Blend it again.
  8. Blend with Yogurt

  9. Now you have a delicious blueberry smoothie. I also added a tablespoon of maple syrup.
  10. Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie

  11. Alternatively you can pour this mixture in an ice pop mold. The mold which I have has marking until which the liquid has to be filled.
  12. Pour it in Pop Mold

  13. Close the molds with the lids provided.
  14. Freeze the Pop Mold

  15. Freeze until firm, 4 to 6 hours. I left it overnight.
How to remove the ice cream pop from the mold?
  1. Insert the mold in warm water for a couple of seconds or show it under running water in the kitchen sink and place it on the counter. Within a couple of minutes the ice pops will slip out of the molds without any fuss.
  2. Blueberry Yogurt Pops

My Notes:
  1. I tasted the smoothie and found that it was not sweet enough, so I added some maple syrup (which I bought in the orchard) before pouring the mixture in the mold.
  2. Since I used only half the quantity of blueberries, I think I did not get the vibrant purple color pops as featured in the magazine.
  3. For the above measurement I got 4 pops and the remaining half a cup of smoothie was devoured by me. My son did not like the smoothie, but he was all excited when I gave him the ice pops. The same thing happened when I prepared Raspberry Lemonade also. He did not like the lemonade but he enjoyed the raspberry pops very much.
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  1. We Love our Blueberry Bushes.. We Have 5 about 7 ft Tall..
    we Pick for weeks.. Thanks for the Smoothie Idea..

  2. I thought i was looking at my own blog when I first loaded your page… We’re using the same template. Must be fun picking those blueberries yourself.

  3. […] after a fun day of picking fresh blueberries, she prepared Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie Pops. These popsicles are made up of a blueberry/pear/maple syrup frozen yogurt, which sounds like a […]

  4. That’s the best blueberry pic I have ever seen.. so fresh & refreshing for the eyes! I hope your mom is enjoying her visit.

  5. Looks yummy! You don’t have a smiley that puts its tongue out and gobbles greedily but that’s me:) as I look at that smoothie! This is one fruit I don’t get and miss:) Why don’t you send this for WTISIM – This month it is berries?

  6. oooo u went blueberry exciting is that :)…smoothie looks delicious..popsicles…i will welcome both these with open arms in this heat:)..

  7. Looks lovely! I agree that blueberry picking is fun for the kids. We usually go picking in July and August and store huge bags in the freezer for the winter. And yes, you can buy them in the store but they always taste better from the fields.
    And how lovely for the kids to see where their food actually comes from!

  8. wow, awesome smoothie and popsicle, madhuram..i know what u mean, we went strawberry picking last weekend, and my lil one was a great help, lugging around that heavy wooden carton behind me!! 🙂

    i guess u cud also send this to an event at EC’s…check it out!

  9. Nice recipe. So simple too.

    I have been searching for dried blueberrys to make muffins. Lets see how old I’ll be before I get them 🙂


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