10 recipes for easy healthy homemade popsicles
Have you looked at the ingredients of most popsicles at the grocery store?
Corn syrup, sugar, artificial flavor and food dyes.
That is not what I want my children eating on a daily basis all summer.
Did you know you can make easy, healthy homemade popsicles?
Here are 10 recipes for easy, healthy homemade popsicles.
4 cups chopped watermelon
2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
1 lime - juiced
Place the watermelon, sugar, and the lime juice in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Pour through a stainer to remove the seeds.
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.
Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles
1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
6 to 8 ounces (about 1 cup) Greek yogurt
Combine the strawberries and sugar in a small bowl. Let stand about 20 minutes to macerate the fruit, stirring occasionally. The fruit will soften and become syrupy.
Pour the strawberries and syrup into a food processor or blender. Add the lemon juice and pulse a few times until the fruit is pureed.
Stir the yogurt into the strawberry mixture until combined. Pour into molds and freeze for at least 8 hours or overnight.
Yogurt Parfait Popsicles
1 Cup Greek Yogurt
1/2 Cup Milk
2 tsp Honey
1/2 Cup Granola
1 Cup Berries/chopped Fruits
Mix together the milk, yogurt and 1 tsp of the honey.
Divide the mixture between your popsicle molds.
Place a few berries into each mold,
Mix the last teaspoon of honey with the granola (you can place the honey in the microwave for 10sec if you are struggling to mix it) and top the yogurt with a little granola mixture.
Place a wooden ice cream stick into each mould and place the popsicles into the freezer for at least 4 hours before eating.
Peanut Butter Popsicles
3 large ripe bananas (or 4 small)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup almond milk, milk, or water
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender, and blend until very smooth and creamy. Adjust sweetness to taste, pour into molds and freeze at least 6 hours or overnight.
Banana Split Popsicles
1 cup of almond milk
½ cup of frozen strawberries (could use fresh as well)
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
2 teaspoons of honey
Place almond milk or milk, bananas, strawberries, cocoa powder, and honey into blender. Mix until smooth,
pour mixture into popsicle molds,
freeze for at least 3 hours.
Strawberry Banana Popsicles
1 pound fresh or frozen strawberries
1 large ripe banana
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup milk
sugar or honey to taste, (optional)
Add the strawberries, banana, milk, and yogurt to the blender and blend until smooth. Taste and add sugar if needed, depending on the ripeness of your fruit and your taste preferences. Pour into molds and freeze 6 hours or overnight
Raspberry Coconut Popsicles
1 can (13.66 ounces) full-fat coconut milk
4 tablespoons honey
1 package (12 ounces) frozen raspberries
1 large ripe banana
5 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Combine the coconut milk, the frozen raspberries, honey, banana and lime juice. Blend until smooth. Pour into molds and freeze 6 hours or overnight.
Watermelon Coconut Popsicles
2 cups watermelon
1/3 cup shredded coconut
Fresh mint (optional, but I think it would make this recipe awesome!)
Add your chopped watermelon slices to a blender. Puree until smooth. Add the shredded coconut and blend a little longer.
Pour the blended mixture into your popsicle molds. Freeze 4-6 hours or overnight
Pineapple Blueberry Popsicles
4 cups fresh pineapple
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
1/4 cup lime juice
A pinch of sea salt
Place pineapple, blueberries, lime juice and salt in blender with a splash of water, blend until smooth and pour into popsicle molds, freeze 6 hours or overnight
2 kiwi, peeled
1 cup spinach leaves, packed
1/2 cup almond milk or milk
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze until firm, at least 8 hours. Let them sit at room temperature a few minutes before taking the pops out of the mold.
So there are 10 ideas for easy healthy homemade popsicles, I hope you enjoy them.