3-Steps to a Healthy and Delicious Summer Treat – Popsicles

Well summer is right around the corner and it’s going to heat up fast especially here in Dallas! My favorite go to treat in summer time is homemade popsicles.  My daughter absolutely loves them and I love not filling her full of artificial colors, flavors and high fructose corn syrup.  They are so easy to make and you can be super creative. A true popsicle mixologist! Here I’ve laid out popsicle making in 3 easy steps!

STEP 1: Choose Your Mold

Popsicle making is fun! But even more fun is enjoying a delicious healthy treat in the shape of a ladybug, rocket or even a jewel pop.  Tovolo has some of the most amazing and cutest popsicle molds on the market.  Another plus is that they are made of silicone and completely reusable. No need to worry about splinters in little fingers!

Tovolo

http://www.tovolo.com

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=tovolo+popsicle

STEP 2: The Recipe

Super Simple Fruit and Yogurt Pops

Makes 6

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups fresh (organic) blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and sliced bananas, mixed (or any fruit of your choice)
  • 1-1/2 cups (organic) plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey (optional)
  • Popsicle molds but a dixie cup and popsicle stick will work in a pinch.

Directions

  1. Place the mixed blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, sliced bananas, yogurt, and honey into a blender. Blend to desired thickness chunky or smooth.
  2. Fill molds as directed or if using paper cups fill 3/4 full cover with foil and push stick through center.
  3. Freeze 3 hours

For more how to and some phenomenal beautiful recipes. See TheSlowRoastedItalian.com

http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2013/03/Best-Ever-Simple-Easy-Healthy-Frozen-Treats.html

And 100daysofrealfood.com

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2010/06/07/cool-summer-treat-makeover/

STEP 3: Enjoy!

Its that simple! Now I mentioned above becoming a true mixologist when making these summer delights because you can use whatever ingredients you have in your refrigerator.  Another one of my favorites is coconut water and chunks of pineapple and kiwi and mint! So refreshing!! And there is such a thing called Poptails for us grownups but I’ll let you Google that one on your own!

Kathy

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