Sweets, oh glorious sweets. They derail my weight loss efforts every time. Most of my easy popsicle recipes are made with my kids in mind but there is one popsicle that I like to make just for me. I usually go to the gym around lunch time. I like it when there are less people there so that I can get in and get my workout done without having to wait on machines.
Lately, temperatures here have been hitting 90 degrees! (We have a really short Spring and shoot straight to hot and humid.) After I burn a bunch of calories in the gym, I head to the school where I wait in the hot sun for my children to appear. By the time we get home, I am ready for a cool treat.
The best way for me to keep my diet in check is for me to work out consistently. After I am done exercising, there is no way that I am going to negate it by eating junk. I only eat junk when I don’t go to the gym.
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But sometimes I really want sweets. I head off those sweets cravings with healthier substitutions.
Instead of cheesecake or ice cream, I make these delicious Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Popsicles!
What you need:
1 container of strawberry greek yogurt
2 oz fat-free cream cheese
1/4 graham cracker crumbs *optional
1 TBL melted butter *optional
blender or food processor
Directions for this easy popsicle recipe:
1. If you choose to include the “crust.” Pour melted butter on to graham cracker crumbs and stir. Set aside.
2. Throw all the other ingredients into the blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
3. Pour into popsicle molds, leaving an inch at the top for the graham cracker crumbs if you choose to include them.
4. Freeze for approximately 4 hours until frozen.
Next I may try this recipe with the blackberry yogurt and blackberries, Doesn’t that sound good?
Cupcake liners at the bottom of the popsicle will keep hands clean and catch drips!