Cool off with fresh fruit pops and popcorn trail mix

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Summer days can leave you searching for something cool. Healthy eating specialist Lisa Markley from Whole Foods shared some of her favorite fresh fruit pop recipes.

Blueberry watermelon fruit pops

Ingredients:
3 cups small watermelon chunks (without seeds)
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Directions:
1. Puree the watermelon chunks and honey in a blender until smooth.
2. Fill 6 popsicle molds evenly with about 10-12 whole blueberries. Pour watermelon purée over blueberries until each mold is nearly full. Arrange sticks in molds and freeze until solid, 6 hours or overnight.
3. When ready to eat, run mold under warm water and the ice pop will slide out easily.

Cherry apricot yogurt pops

Ingredients: 
1½ cups plain yogurt
2-3 tablespoons raw honey
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1½ cups cherries, pitted
1-2 small apricots, chopped

Directions: 
1. Mix the yogurt, honey and vanilla extract until well blended.
2. Puree cherries in a blender until smooth.
3. Pour a layer of the yogurt mixture into the ice pop molds. Add a few pieces of apricots and then pour a layer of pureed cherries. Finish with another layer of the yogurt mixture. Arrange the sticks in molds and freeze at least 6 hours.
4. When ready to eat, run mold under warm water and the ice pop will slide out easily.

Popcorn trail mix

Ingredients:
4 cups popped popcorn
1 cup roasted almonds, cashews, or peanuts
1 cup apple-juice sweetened dried cranberries
¼ cup dark chocolate chips or chocolate drops

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Divide between 6-8 small storage containers or  bags. Trail mix will keep about 5 days.