May 31st, 2013

Healthy Popsicle Recipe

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Groovy Green Livin Popsicle

Today was a Popsicle kind of day. The temperature hovered around 90 degrees for most of the day. Here in New England we have officially bypassed spring and jumped right into the heat of summer. I have a feeling it’s going to be a Popsicle kind of summer.

Finding a Healthy Popsicle Mold

Most Popsicle molds are made out of plastic or silicone and I really don’t want plastic touching anything I’m going to eat. Thanks to a review by my friend Beth over at My Plastic Free Life I found a Stainless Steel Popsicle Mold.

Groovy Green Livin Popsicle

Healthy Popsicles

Most of the Popsicles found in frozen section of the grocery store are filled with processed sugars or sugar substitutes such as high fructose corn syrup or Aspartame. Artificial sweeteners are known to cause numerous health issues ranging from headaches to cancer. Research also suggests that they can actually cause overeating among consumers. Homemade,  without added sugar are simple to make and they taste amazing.

Groovy Green Livin popsicle

Dairy Free Blueberry Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups milk alternative. I use rice milk, but other dairy-free alternatives such as almond or soy milk will work too.
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries (organic if possible).
  • 1 1/2 cup strawberries (organic if possible).
  • Feel free to swap out the blueberries and strawberries for any other type of fruit. They all work!

Directions:

Groovy Green Livin Popsicle

Place all ingredients into a blender and puree.  I’ve been using my Blendtec for this and it works really well. Pour the mixture into your stainless steel Popsicle mold and freeze overnight.

They are ready to go! Enjoy.

Do you make your own Popsicles? What’s your favorite flavor?

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4 Responses to “Healthy Popsicle Recipe”

  1. Sounds yum! Gotta try it!
    Tiffany C. recently posted..Tristin + Tyler’s Threads: Zara KidsMy Profile

  2. These sound delicious, we will give them a try. The kids love popsicles, but I definitely do not love what is in most of them.

  3. Sounds good. I guess it is not too hard to make popsicles. You can always use fresh pressed fruits and mix them out with water so they are not to sweet.
    Mark @ Foodpyramid recently posted..Sanofi’s New Four-Strain Flu Vaccine is approved by the FDAMy Profile

  4. So simple to make Popsicles Mark. As long as it freezes it will work!

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I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney, mom of three and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. I hope you'll join me as I embark on a journey to live a healthy life. Along the way I might make a few pit stops to fight for issues that affect the health and safety of our families. Come along with me as I work hard to make the world a little safer for each of us. Together we'll discover that simple, small changes can lead to a healthier lifestyle and a greener planet.

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