Real Healthy Popsicles

Real Healthy Popsicles

Cure your sweet summer sweet tooth with these wholesome homemade Popsicles!

School is out for the summer months and the kids are constantly asking for Popsicles! So we’ve been having fun creating our own wholesome Popsicle recipes made with real fruit.

 

Orange Creamsicle

Orange Creamsicle

Classic orange and white Popsicles that you get at the store contain artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners.
This Real Healthy Creamsicle is made with organic, Greek yogurt, and fresh fruit.

Here’s what you need for 6 servings:

  • 2 cups organic, vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 orange, peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar
  1. Fill the bottom 1/3 of each popsicle mold with yogurt. Freeze for 15 minutes.
  2. In a high speed blender, combine the orange, pineapple and agave nectar. Blend on high speed for a full minute.
  3. Fill the remaining space in each mold with the orange mixture. Freeze until solid.

6 servings

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals:  90 calories, 0g fat, 30mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, and 8g protein.


 

Strawberry Kiwi

Strawberry Kiwi

The kids love the exotic look of this popsicle, and have fun playing How many licks does it take to get to the kiwi?

It’s amazing how bright and vibrant natural fruit colors can be!

Here’s what you need for 6 servings:

  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled
  • 2 Tablespoons filtered water
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar (optional)
  • 2 kiwis, sliced
  1. In a high speed blender, combine the strawberries, water and agave nectar. Allow to run for a full minute on high.
  2. Place one slice of kiwi in each popsicle mold, pressed against the side. Fill the molds with the strawberry mixture.
  3. Freeze until solid.

6 servings

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals:  38 calories, 0g fat, 2mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and 1g protein.



Mint Watermelon

Mint Watermelon

Watermelon is by far the most beloved summer fruit. B’s family eats it by the slice with big pieces of salty, white Armenian cheese on topyummm!

It’s easy to make layers by freezing one section at a time. The red and green pattern brings the flavor to life by imitating real slice of watermelon.
Here’s what you need for 6 servings:

  • 2 cups watermelon pieces
  • 3 kiwis, peeled and seeded
  • 1 Tablespoon agave nectar
  • 30 mint leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon filtered water
  1. Blend the watermelon in a high speed blender on high for 30 seconds. Fill the bottom 2/3′s of each popsicle mold with the watermelon. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  2. Combine the kiwi, agave nectar, mint leaves and water in the high speed blender for a full minute or until the tiny pieces of mint have disappeared and the green color is vibrant and uniform.
  3. Fill the remaining space in each popsicle mold with the mint mixture. Freeze until solid.

6 servings

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals:  42 calories, 0g fat, 3mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and 1g protein.


Blue Raspberry

Blue Raspberry

The kids call this one purple, but it’s made from blueberries so I had to call it blue. Andrew says that it’s his favorite flavor, and Chloe likes the way it turns her whole mouth purple when she eats it!

If your blueberries are super ripe and sweet then feel free to leave out the agave nectar.

Here’s what you need for 6 servings:

  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar
  • 1 cup raspberries
  1. Place the blueberries, water and agave nectar in your high speed blender and blend on high for a full minute or until the little pieces of blueberry skin have disappeared and the purple color is vibrant and uniform.
  2. Place 2 whole raspberries in each popsicle mold, then fill with the blueberry mixture. Freeze until solid.

6 Servings

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals:  42 calories, 0g fat, 1mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, and 1g protein.

 

Banana Coconut

Banana Coconut

Hey, who said popsicles were only for kids? This is my favorite flavor — B and I eat this while watching our nightly episode of The Sporanos :)

Creamy banana, rich coconut milk, flakes of coconut and pure cinnamon make up this gourmet popsicle. It’s so delicious you’ll think you’re eating ice cream.

Here’s what you need for 6 sevings:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup coconut milk, full fat from can
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Place the peeled bananas, coconut milk, shredded coconut, agave nectar and cinnamon in your high speed blender. Blend on high for a full minute or until smooth.
  2. Fill each popsicle mold. Freeze until solid.

6 Servings

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals:  167 calories, 13g fat, 7mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and 2g protein.

 

Iced Tea Lemonade

Iced Tea Lemonade

My official summer Starbucks order is a grande, unsweetened iced tea lemonade. The tangy refreshment is unbeatable — so it only makes sense that it would taste even better as a popsicle!

I used CBTL Tropical Passion tea, but feel free to use any tea flavor that you like.

Here’s what you need for 6 servings:

  • 1 cup brewed tea
  • 5 dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • decorative lemon slices
  1. Brew your tea, then drop the dates in while the tea is still hot. Place the soaking dates in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  2. Place the lemon juice, agave nectar, and water in cup and whisk. Set aside.
  3. Place the tea and dates in your high speed blender and combine on high for a full minute, or until the tiny date pieces have disappeared.
  4. Fill each popsicle mold with a 50-50 combination of tea and lemonade. Add decorative slices of lemon. Freeze until solid.

6 Servings

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals:  51 calories, 0g fat, 0mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, and .5g protein.


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