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Smoothie Pops

Freezer popsicles are another snack that's easy and fun to make. You can put just about anything into a smoothie and make it as healthy as you'd like.

You'll need your blender, some yogurt, fruit or juice concentrate, paper cups and popsicle sticks. Just pour your smoothie mixture into a paper cup or mold, insert the stick in the middle, and freeze until solid. Tip: If the popsicle stick won't stand up, cover the cup in aluminum foil and push the stick through the foil. Peel away the paper to eat.

Try these healthy smoothie combos:

  • Orange Banana -- Puree one container of Greek yogurt, 2/3 cup orange juice concentrate, two bananas and a tablespoon of lime juice.
  • Mango -- Puree one cup mango slices, 1/2 cup mango or peach nectar and a container of nonfat yogurt.
  • Honey Berry -- Puree two cups frozen mixed berries, one tablespoon honey and one cup nonfat vanilla yogurt.

Be creative -- use any fruit and yogurt combo that sounds yummy. To add more fiber without altering the taste, toss in two tablespoons of chickpeas. Fiber keeps you feeling full longer and reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes.