Has anyone ever told you to CHILL? Perhaps if accompanied by a #refreshing, summery treat, the statement wouldn't make you squirm.
Here's what I'm thinking - a luscious, frozen yogurt pop equipped with protein, probiotics, healthy fats, and flavor.
To amp up the probiotic content of these guys, try mixing in a packet of probiotic supplements.
I know what you're thinking - #yogurt is already a known source of probiotics.
Yes. But if you're like me, you have a stash of #probiotics somewhere that might be approaching its term (because it's just too difficult to open the packet and stir into a beverage every now and then). So why then, not just make it a sure thing? All I'm saying is that frozen yogurt pop seldom gets left behind...
Another reason for the suggestion is strain diversity. Not all probiotics are created equal. Different strains come with their own signature host of potential health benefits. An additional probiotic source may offer a wider range of such benefits.
You might ask about the effect of temperature on probiotics. Will the freezing process mess with the probiotic's ability to do its job? While there's no conclusive evidence, research suggests that probiotics are able to survive the freezing process. In fact, some supplement brands like #Culturelle even suggest incorporating the supplement into frozen treats.
So now are we ready to Chill? Why not.
Pistachio Coconut Yogurt Pops
yield: 8 pops
1 cup shelled pistachios
1/2 cup shredded coconut flakes
2 cups whole milk vanilla Greek yogurt
1 single-serve packet probiotic supplement (optional)
Pulse pistachios and coconut flakes together in a food processor just until slightly broken up. Add remaining ingredients and combine until everything is mixed throughout.
Distribute mixture among 8 popsicle molds. Freeze overnight or for at least 6 hours.
*To unmold, place popsicle molds under running hot water for a few seconds.