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6 healthy popsicle recipes

These easy-to-make frozen popsicle recipes are full of fresh fruit and healthy ingredients!

6 healthy popsicle recipes

6 healthy popsicle recipes

Guilt-free icy treats

Put down the Ben & Jerry’s and those neon-colored store-bought pops and get ready for a summer treat that’s both tasty and healthy. These better-for-you popsicles are made with fresh fruit and way less sugar (not that the kiddos will notice) for a guilt-free refresher the whole family will love.

Bonus: Each recipe is only 4 ingredients or less! (Note: Each recipe makes 10 individual 3-ounce ice popsicles.)

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Strawberry Basil Blast

Fruit + fresh herbs add a gourmet twist.

Good stuff:
Just one pop provides half your daily dose of vitamin C.

Recipe:
Simmer 1/3 cup sugar + ¾ cup water in a small saucepan until sugar is dissolved. Add 4-6 thinly sliced basil leaves, simmer 1 minute and set aside. Blend 4 ½ cups hulled strawberries until smooth. Add the sugar mixture and blend until just combined. Pour mixture into popsicle molds, insert stick and freeze until solid.

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Pina Colada Pop

Tropical and creamy, these frozen delights taste like summer on a stick.

Good stuff:
Pineapple delivers bone-building manganese and wrinkle-fighting vitamin C.

Recipe:
Blend together 4 cups pineapple chunks (about 1 pineapple) + 1 cup canned coconut milk + ½ cup sweetened coconut flakes. Pour mixture into popsicle molds, insert stick and freeze until solid.

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Raspberry Lemonade

Tart n’ tangy, these flavor bombs are a party in your mouth!

Good stuff:
Raspberries are chock full of fiber to keep you from overeating later.

Recipe:
Blend together 1 pints raspberries (about 3 cups) + ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice + ½ cup sugar dissolved in 1 cup water. Pour mixture into popsicle molds, insert stick and freeze until solid.

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Orange Creamsicle

These dreamsicles are creamy without all the added fat.

Good stuff:
Non-fat Greek yogurt gives you 2 grams of protein per pop.

Recipe:
Blend together 1 cup frozen orange juice concentrate + 2 cups water + 1 cup 0% Greek yogurt + 3 tablespoons honey + 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Pour mixture into popsicle molds, insert stick and freeze until solid.

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Peaches 'n' Cream

This creamy peach creation is peachy keen!

Good stuff:
Peaches pack a double antioxidant punch with vitamin A and vitamin C.

Recipe:
Blend together 4 ½ cups chopped peaches (skins on) + 1 teaspoon vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix together ½ cup half and half cream + u2153 cup maple syrup. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the cream mixture into each popsicle mold, top with peach mixture and gently mix to create a swirl effect. Insert stick and freeze until solid.

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Banana Fudgesicle

A healthy spin on a childhood fave, these chocolate-banana bars are pure bliss.

Good stuff:
Delivers potassium and calcium for lower blood pressure and stronger bones.

Recipe:
Blend together 2 bananas + 2 cups skim milk + 1 packet chocolate pudding mix + ¼ cup cocoa powder. Pour mixture into popsicle molds, insert stick and freeze until solid.

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6 healthy popsicle recipes
This article was originally published on Jul 24, 2013

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