Healthy Recipes

Chocolate Yogurt Pops

Nothing beats the summer heat quicker than a sweet, frozen treat. Featuring potassium-rich banana, cocoa powder and vanilla yogurt, these refreshing pops satisfy a sweet tooth and are simple enough to make that little ones can get involved in the fun.

You will need:
  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • crushed nuts (optional)
  • 1 ice cube tray, popsicle molds, 4 small paper cups, or 8 mini-muffin cups
  • popsicle sticks
What you’ll do:
  1. Let your child peel the banana and mash it with a fork. Then, help her measure out the right amount of yogurt and cocoa powder.
  2. Combine the mashed banana and yogurt. Add the cocoa powder, and stir.
  3. With your help, ask your child to carefully spoon the mixture into slots on the ice cube tray, the molds, the paper cups, or the mini-muffin cups. Place a popsicle stick in each cup, or, for a more festive look, replace popsicle sticks with a colorful paper straw.
  4. Add nuts for an extra crunch.
  5. Freeze, and enjoy!
Nutritional information:

Makes: 4 servings

Calories: 79

Total fat: 1g

Sodium: 41mg

Total carbohydrates: 15g

Dietary fiber: 1g

Total sugar: 12g

Added sugars: 4g

Protein: 3g

Calcium: 107mg

Potassium: 247mg

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Children's Hospital of Georgia

Children’s Hospital of Georgia is the only facility in the area dedicated exclusively to children. It staffs the largest team of pediatric specialists in the region who deliver out- and in- patient care for everything from common childhood illnesses to life-threatening conditions like heart disorders, cancer and neurological diseases.