Roxanne Moore: Hey, I am Roxanne Moore with Sodexo and with me today is Mikayla, and Mikayla is a soccer goalie. And so Mikayla, I am guessing as a soccer goalie you have to eat pretty healthy, right?
Mikayla: Yeah, I try. Roxanne Moore: Try, okay. But I guess you also like sweets now and then too? Mikayla: Absolutely!
Roxanne Moore: Well, you're not alone, most people do like to enjoy sweets, and so today we thought we would use some fruit to show you how to make some naturally sweet snacks. You see, the great thing about fruit is that it does contain natural sugar, but it's also loaded with tons of vitamins for good nutrition. So what are we going to be making today?
Mikayla: We're going to be making Banana Pudding Pops in warm honey yogurt topping drizzled over fruit.
Roxanne Moore: How about we start with the Pudding Pops?
Mikayla: Okay, first whisk together 1/3 cup of light brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, and a pinch of salt in a large saucepan, add 2 cups low fat milk and whisk until combined. Roxanne Moore: I will bring this mixture to a boil over medium heat, whisking occasionally.
Mikayla: When it's boiling, whisk it constantly for 1 minute. Remove it from the heat and stir in 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Now pour half a mixture into a blender. You need to be careful because it's hot. Add 2 cups of diced bananas and blend the mixture until smooth. Pour the blended pudding and bananas back into the remaining pudding in a saucepan. Evenly divide the mixture into freezer pop molds. You need to allow these to freeze for about 6 hours. They will stay fresh for about three weeks. Roxanne Moore: They look delicious and they're perfect for cooling off after sports practice. All right, let's switch temperatures and let's make our warm honey yoghurt topping.
Mikayla: Our fruits are already cleaned and cut, but you always want to make sure that you wash your fruits before you eat it. Now combine 1 cup nonfat vanilla yoghurt, 2 tablespoons honey and lemon zest in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave the mixture for 1 minute and then stir well. Finally, drizzle the honey yogurt topping over the fruit and serve.
Roxanne Moore: That's a simple way to turn something ordinary into something extraordinary, and it's packed with tons of vitamin C because all of the fruit. Thank you Mikayla for all your help! And we hope that you too will enjoy these recipes at home with your family and friends.