Healthy Homemade Popsicles

Healthy Homemade Popsicles

Looking for something cool and refreshing but don’t want all the calories? My favorite solution is homemade fruit popsicles. With natural fruit sugars and little else added in, I can be sure they’re a healthy dessert option.

 

Coconut Almond Popsicles

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 and ½ cups chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk Vanilla Unsweetened
  • 1 tablespoon honey (can use another liquid sweetener, adjust to taste)
  • ¼ cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • ¼ teaspoon coconut extract

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add all of the ingredients to the canister of a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture evenly between the ice pop molds and insert wooden sticks. Freeze for at least 4 hours or until completely solid.
  3. To easily remove the ice pops, run under warm water to help loosen them from the mold.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Blueberry Lemon Popsicles

INGREDIENTS:

  • 30 blueberries, hulled and cleaned
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 Cup (8oz/225g) Vanilla Yogurt (or add some vanilla to plain yogurt)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Puree the blueberries until smooth.
  2. Mix in the lemon zest
  3. Alternate adding the blueberry puree and yogurt into popsicle molds.
  4. Cover mold, add sticks and freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  5. TIP: Run the molds under warm water to loosen up the popsicles.

Kiwi Popsicles

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1¾ c. water
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 4 kiwis
  • ½ c. fresh lime juice

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Make the syrup: Combine 1 cup of water with the sugar in a small saucepan and bring just to a boil. Set aside to cool.
  2. Make the ice pops: Using a paring knife, cut kiwis into quarters, peel, and remove the white core and seeds from each piece. Place the seeded kiwi pieces in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade and purée to a liquid — about 1 minute. Combine the puréed kiwi, 3/4 cup syrup, lime juice, and remaining 3/4 cup water in a large bowl. Pour the mixture into molds and freeze until solid — about 6 hours.

 

Orange Banana Popsicles

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 container Greek yogurt
  • .67 c. thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 2 large bananas
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Puree one Greek yogurt, thawed orange juice concentrate, bananas, lime zest, and fresh lime juice in a blender.
  2. Pour into six 3-ounce molds. (We used mini baking tins with Popsicle sticks, but you can also substitute paper cups.) Freeze until smoothie pops are solid, about 4 hours.
  3. To release pops, dip molds into hot water until pops loosen and slide out. If using cups, peel away paper.

 

Strawberry Peach Popsicles

INGREDIENTS:

  • ½ c. sugar
  • 6 oz. strawberries
  • 6 oz. peaches
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Bring 1/2 cup of water and the sugar to a boil and let cool. Puree the strawberries, peaches, cooled syrup, lemon juice, and 1/2 cup water in a food processor. Fill five 4-ounce paper cups or popsicle molds with the strawberry-peach mixture.
  2. For paper cups, place on a tray, cover securely with plastic wrap, and pierce a popsicle stick through the plastic into each cup. For popsicle molds, follow manufacturer’s instructions. Freeze until solid.

 

Follow:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *