There’s nothing more refreshing than an ice cold popsicle on a hot summer day. While the delicious icy treat serves as a welcome relief from the heat, it’s generally laden with calories and loaded with sugar. Ahead of your next garden party, try these three healthy fruit pop recipes and impress your guests with a cool, sweet treat that won’t sabotage their waistline.
2 cups of cherries, frozen
1 teaspoon of honey
1 cup of water
Mix the ingredients in a blender until you reach your desired consistency. Pour into a popsicle mold, freeze for four hours (or overnight); and then serve.
GREEK YOGURT POPS
1 cup of Greek yogurt, plain
3-4 teaspoons of agave nectar, to taste
1 handful of fruit
2 teaspoons of canola oil, peanut oil, or similar
2 teaspoons of granulated sugar
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place your fruit on a pan lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle oil and sugar over your fruit and toss. Place in the oven and leave for 20 to 25 minutes.
Mix the Greek yogurt and agave nectar together in a small bowl. Add fruit.
Pour your mixture into a popsicle mold, freeze overnight, then serve.
COCO ICE POPS
1 cup Vita Coco Coconut Water
1 handful of fresh blueberries, pineapples, and mangos
Fill three quarters of the popsicle mold with fruit. Pour coconut water into the mold. Freeze overnight, and then serve.
Tip: When you’re ready to serve, run the bottom of the popsicle molds underneath warm water to help release them.