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Homemade Popsicles. So Gooooood!

Homemade popsicles are a staple in our house. It is so easy to make them not only delicious, but also very nutritious, with significantly less added sweetener than store-bought pops, and of course no nasty artificial colours. Plus they are just fun to eat so the kids love them. Sounds like a perfect food to me!

Now in a pinch you can just blend up any fruit and/or juice, freeze it in a mold, and it will turn out pretty well. But if you are looking for some well-tested, healthy popsicle recipes, you`ve found the place. Here are some of my favourites:

For the following three recipes all you need to do is blend up the ingredients together, and freeze in ice pop molds. Each recipe makes 6-8 popsicles.

 

Nutty Chocolate Banana Popsicles

What you need:

2 ripe bananas

2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa

1 cup coconut milk (The milk substitute kind, not the one from the can. Any other milk would probably work fine too.)

2 tbsp maple syrup

2 tbsp smooth almond butter

Optional: a good pinch of grated nutmeg

Blueberry, Watermelon and Avocado Popsicles (Cam’s favourite!)

1/2 cup blueberries

2 cups watermelon
Juice of one lime

1/4 large avocado

1 large mint leaf

1 1/2 tbsp honey

Cam popsicle

Tropical Popsicles

1/2 cup pineapple juice

1/2 cup diced pineapple

1 ripe mango, diced

1 ripe banana

1 cup coconut milk (either canned or milk subsititute type is fine)

 

This last recipe has an extra couple of steps but it is definitely worth the extra effort.

Creamy Strawberry Rhubarb Popsicles

What you need:

1/2 cup diced rhubarb

1 1/2 cups diced strawberries

1 cup apple juice

1 1/2 tbsp honey

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup plain yogurt

Rhubarb popsicle

What to do:

Simmer the strawberries, rhubarb, apple juice and honey over medium heat until nice and soft.

Allow to cool.

Blend rhubarb mixture with the yogurt.

Freeze in ice pop molds.

 

With LOVE,

 

Leah

 

ps- For a fun and unique dessert for a grownup party, simply add a little splash of your favourite tipple to any of these recipes. Just be sure they are well marked so they kids don’t end up with them!

*Warning: wait until your little one is 1 year old before serving him foods with honey.


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