All across the country the warm weather is upon us. And while we may not be able to head out to the beach to cool down, there are plenty of ways to keep cool, calm, and collected in your own backyard.
Today we’re sharing our favorite healthy popsicle recipes! These are easy to make, and healthy – not sugar-filled like you’ll get at the store! These babies are all natural, and all good!
Healthy Popsicle Recipes
Homemade popsicles are a fun way for both kids and adults to experiment in the kitchen. It can be a quick, fun project that you get to enjoy both during, and after. And, it’s a super easy way to add more healthy fruits (and even veggies) into your diet.
All you need to make these healthy popsicles are a blender, your chosen ingredients, and the molds. You can grab molds at the dollar store, or Amazon has a ton you can choose from if you’re sticking close to home.
If you don’t have a mold, or don’t want to buy one – that’s cool too! You can easily make one at home with what you’ve already got on hand. Place cups on a baking sheet. Use taller, slim glasses if you have them, but any type will work. Fill your molds, then cover with a piece of tinfoil. Cup a small slice in the tip of the tinfoil and stick a popsicle stick in. Freeze as you would using a mould.
These are our favorite healthy popsicle recipes:
1. Strawberry Watermelon Pops
These all fruit pops really hit the spot, they’re fruity and refreshing, and if you like ’em tarty, just add more lime.
- 3 cups watermelon
- 1 cup strawberries
- The juice from 1 lime (or more)
2. Coconut Limesicles
These are creamy and delicious, and again, you only need 3 ingredients!
- 2 cups coconut milk
- The juice from 1-2 limes (taste-test for tartness)
- 3 tbsp honey
3. Peanut Butter Banana Pops
The yogurt makes these ones beautiful and creamy, with a punch of banana flavor.
- 3-4 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
4. Mango Berry Pops
- 2 cups mango
- 1 cup mixed berries (whatever you like)
- 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt
For all of these recipes, simply blend up all the ingredients until the mix is super smooth, then pour into your molds and pop into the freezer.
If all of these recipes sound a lot like smoothies, you’re not wrong! With a few extra ingredients, these would be the perfect way to start your morning, no freezing required!
How Long Until They’re Set?
I know, I know, once those pops are made, your kids will probably be sitting in front of the freezer waiting for the frozen treat. But just be patient. Depending on the ingredients, these popsicles will take at least 4 to 6 hours to freeze. Letting them freeze overnight is your best bet – and then you have something to look forward to tomorrow!
Once frozen, these are good in the freezer for about 3 months – so almost all summer (but they’ll never last that long!). Enjoy.