Probiotic Pops

A couple of weeks ago I attended a blogger event sponsored by GoodBelly, a Boulder-based company that produces probiotic beverages.  We were served drinks made with some of their products–my favorite was the coconut water infused with cucumber and melon–and invited to take their “12 day challenge.”  I did not need to be sold on the idea of probiotics, as there is a growing body of research that suggests that good bacteria are essential to many aspects of health, and at the event I learned a few things (including a few, shall we say, gross-but-helpful things) about bacteria, immunity, and digestion.  But enough about that–I used some GoodBelly to make these incredibly refreshing ice pops:

I made some of these with straight-up Blueberry Acai GoodBelly, and they were great, but my favorite was what I dubbed the Mango Creamsicle, made with Mango Goodbelly, Greek Yogurt, and a little stevia.  One of the reasons I like the GoodBelly line is that the products are not overly sweet, but are very fruity (or coconutty, as the case may be).  Perfect for ice pops.

GoodBelly is available in quarts and in “shots,” and is available nationwide.  Here along the Front Range it is available at Whole Foods and Vitamin Cottage.  GoodBelly is offering one of my readers a chance to try the 12 day challenge with some vouchers for their products–see details below the recipe.

4.6 from 8 reviews
Mango Creamsicle Probiotic Pops
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Recipe type: Ice Pops
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup GoodBelly Mango
  • ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 packet stevia (optional, or use a couple teaspoons of honey)
Instructions
  1. Whisk together all ingredients in small bowl, and divide the mixture into ice pop molds. This will make six, small ice pops or four larger pops.
  2. Freeze overnight. To unmold, run the pops under hot water for a few seconds.

If you are interested in entering to win some free GoodBelly to try out for yourself, just leave a comment below telling me your favorite flavor of ice pop.  If you want more information about the products, and the benefits of probiotics, check out their website.  Here are the giveaway details:

Giveaway has ended!  Congratulations to Lisa, who won the GoodBelly vouchers!

1. Giveaway is open to U.S. mailing addresses, only.  Giveaway ends Sunday, July 29th, at 5:00 p.m. M.S.T.

2. I will select a winner using random.org, and I will contact the winner via email.  If I do not receive a response within 48 hours, I will use the same method to select an alternate winner.

Disclosure: GoodBelly provided samples for my own 12-day challenge and for testing purposes, and is providing the reader giveaway.  All opinions are my own, and are genuine.

Thanks for reading,

-Angela

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34 Responses to Probiotic Pops

  1. Jessica Davies July 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    Loving all things coconut!!

  2. Yenta Mary July 9, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    Those look fabulous! And those probiotics are definitely “a good thing,” although I’m not usually in the habit of quoting Martha Stewart. These ice pops would be great at any time, but oh, how wonderful they’d have been when it hit 106 in Ann Arbor last Friday!

  3. Karen Harris July 10, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    These would look wonderful even if they weren’t good for you. Beautiful photos Angela and I love those shapes.

  4. Linda W. July 10, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

    Blueberry is a favorite of mine! So, they don’t loose any of their pro-biotic goodness or efficacy even though they’ve been frozen? I never would have thought to make freezer-pops out of this! I wonder what a frozen kefir pop would be like? Love the look of your site, Angela!!

    • Angela July 10, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

      Linda, based on what I have read, no–freezing will make bacteria go dormant, but doesn’t kill them.

  5. Denise Heikinen July 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    It’s mango for me!

  6. Beth @ Hungry Happenings July 12, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite flavor. I love blueberry and acai but am also a huge coconut fan. Your mango pops look yummy too.

  7. DMR July 14, 2012 at 4:04 am #

    Love orange and coconut. These look wonderful.

  8. Lori Kauffman July 15, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    Blueberry is my favorite. We’ve been adding coconut water to our fruit smoothies, but haven’t made ice pops with it yet. Will definitely try it. Yours are beautiful and inspiring!

    • Angela July 15, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

      Thank you, Lori!

  9. Lee July 16, 2012 at 4:36 am #

    Love Probiotic!!!

  10. Karen Phillips July 16, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    Oh… these were delicious, thank’s for the recipe

    • Angela July 16, 2012 at 11:44 pm #

      I am so glad you liked them!

  11. Mary Shivers July 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    Angela, those pops are beautiful! I love strawberry ice pops but your mango ones sound fabulous. Where did you get the molds?!!

    • Angela July 16, 2012 at 11:45 pm #

      Mary, I ordered them through Amazon–I think the company was called Orka, or Orko…they had several really cute molds.

  12. Stephanie July 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    GREAT RECIPE! Thanks! I used it with the Tropical “Green” Good Belly and it was really delicious!!!!!

  13. Rebecca July 19, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    These are my new favorite! Wonderful creation :)

  14. Shirley July 19, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    My favorite is Pomegranate Blackberry, a very close second are Blueberry Acai, Cranberry Watermelon, and Mango. My 4 year old granddaughter also just LOVES them – they are her “pop”

  15. libby July 20, 2012 at 5:28 am #

    These looks awesome…Can’t wait to try making them. I like blueberry acai!

  16. Leslie July 21, 2012 at 7:14 am #

    Blackberry pomegranate is my favorite so far – I recently did my own 12 day challenge & am hooked! Hadn’t thought of popsicles, but I’ll be making some today. Unfortunately the Kroger by me only carries 2 flavors, so I’m looking for a better selection to try more. Thanks for the recipe!

  17. Katie July 21, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    All the flavors sound great, but I’d probably go for the coconut. Question: doesn’t freezing probiotics negate their effectiveness in digestion?

    • Angela July 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

      Katie, based on what I have read, freezing does not kill the probiotics (which are bacteria), it makes them dormant.

  18. Gayla July 23, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    Will definitely give these pops a try! My favorite GoodBelly flavor is Pomegranite Blackberry!

  19. Lisa July 25, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    Blueberry Acai, or Cranberry Watermelon sound awesome.

  20. Marja July 26, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    Nom! The mango ones look delish, but I wouldn’t turn down any of them. :)

  21. Orly July 26, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    Mmm. Yummy and pretty too! Love coconut!

  22. Denise Heikinen July 26, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    Make mine Mango!

  23. Summer July 27, 2012 at 12:39 am #

    I just did this the other day! My kiddos love Mango! Next time I’ll use yogurt!

  24. Amanda July 28, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    Mango sounds amazing.

  25. Jeffrey July 28, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    Blueberry is my first choice.

  26. ella July 29, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    Blueberry! And coconut.

  27. Suzy Humphrey July 29, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    We love the mango in our house!

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