One Healthy Popsicle Recipe

Learn one fool-proof popsicle method and try it with five delicious flavor combinations.

Popsicles, ice-lollies, paletas, and ice pops are some of the most
beloved treats of summer. But if you’re watching your sugar intake, many
of those boxed varieties won’t make the dietary cut. Instead, opt for
healthy and equally refreshing at-home popsicle recipes.
The five popsicles recipes below all work off of one basic method.
Coconut water will give your popsicles sweet tropical flavor while
providing loads of naturally occurring electrolytes. Not to mention,
coconut water also contains potassium, sodium, magnesium, and natural
occurring sugar—making the pops perfect for rehydrating after a day of
running around in the sun and heat. The varying fruit and natural
sweeteners (honey, maple syrup and juice) is where you’ll get your
sweetness and flavor.

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Base Recipe: What you’ll need: (makes 8 popsicles, depending on mold used)

4 cups coconut water

2 cups fruit combination [see fruit combinations below]

Popsicle mold and sticks

How to Make the Pops:

  • In a blender, blend coconut water with chosen fruit until smooth.
    You can choose to leave some fruit chunks in this mixture if you’d like.
  • Pour the mixture into the popsicle mold. If your mold has slots
    for sticks, you can insert these before freezing, if not, freeze for
    about 2 hours, until slightly hard and then put the popsicle stick in
    the middle, continue freezing until firm. Overnight is suggested.
  • Fruit Combinations:

    coconut-strawberry-banana

    Coconut Strawberry Banana: 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries + ½ large banana + ¼ cup maple syrup

    tropical-and-coconut-mango

    Coconut Mango (left): 1 cup mango + 4 dates, pitted + ¼ cup fresh orange juice Pineapple Mango (right): 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple + 1 cup mango + ¼ cup shredded coconut
     

    coconut-blueberry

    Coconut Blueberry: 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries + ¼ cup honey
     

    coconut-banana

    Coconut Banana: 2 whole bananas + dash of cinnamon + ½ teaspoon vanilla extract Tip: If you’re bringing these to a picnic or
    BBQ, individually wrap each popsicle in clear wrap and then lay flat in a
    large freezer bag with ice surrounding them. This will help keep the
    popsicles cold while keeping them from losing their shape.

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