Foodie Friday: Healthy Popsicles

It’s officially summer! Our cravings for cold treats is rising with the temperatures. Instead of indulging in ice cream sundaes, try making some healthy popsicles for when you want a little treat.

If you don’t have popsicle containers, you don’t have to buy one. Paper cups make great popsicles in a variety of sizes. Simply, top up your cup with your favourite ingredients and place a citrus slice on top to hold your stick in place.

How to make a healthy popsicle: 

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Strawberry Basil Popsicle

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of strawberries (or any substitute berry of your choice.)
  • A few basil leaves (try mint the next time!)
  • Honey or stevia (sweeten to taste)

Directions:

  1. Blend your ingredients until smooth.
  2. Add your preferred sweetener to ensure taste.
  3. Pour the mixture in your popsicle containers or your paper cups (see tip above).
  4. Freeze overnight or until solid.

5852067449_7d5bcf1e66_bOrange Creamsicle 

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of orange juice from concentrate (look for a low sugar option or substitute with real oranges)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of Greek yogourt (adds protein!)
  • 3 tablespoons of honey for sweetness
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture in your popsicle containers or your paper cups (see tip above).
  3. Freeze overnight or until solid.

Recipes were modified from Today’s Parent .

Do you have a recipe for healthy summer treats? Share it with other caregivers in the comment section.

Lindsay

 

 

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