I know somewhere outside San Francisco, it is very hot right now (we’re expecting a high of 62 today I think – wah!). And in the peak of summer there’s no better way to beat the heat than with a popsicle! It brings you immediately back to childhood. Did anyone else sit on the curb waiting for the ice cream truck to come by?! Thankfully, these days popsicles have taken a sophisticated and much healthier turn. Rather than a frozen sugar bomb, you can actually create a sweet treat that good’s good for you. Below are five of my current favorites – even if I have to jack our heat up to enjoy one.
This Strawberry Coconut Popsicle is sweetened with maple syrup and only has 100 calories per serving. I bet if you used light coconut milk it’d be even less – though they might not taste quite as good!
It doesn’t get any better than whole fruit in a popsicle. I love the idea of slicing fresh nectarines, drizzling them with a touch of honey and then freezing them! The coconut milk adds that touch of richness again.
This ombre effect is gorgeous and delicious. Simply pick your favorite fresh juices (they could even be veggie-based) and pour in sections in a popsicle mold. The topper is your favorite smoothie! It’s like a frozen breakfast treat.
Our Berry Healthy Coconut Popsicles are still a fave as they contain my summer obsession – all things berry – I eat the by the flat. Bonus, these guys are a snap to make.
Now, this Watermelon Tequila Popsicle recipe is a bit of cheat. Yes, it looks like it’s meant the kids, but it includes booze! I’d like to think that the fresh fruit purees and no added sugar make up for the naughty indulgence. Afterall, it isn’t really summer if you’re not having a little fun!
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