4 Healthy Ice Pop Recipes: Worth A Try!

4 Healthy Icy Treats For Everyone This Summer

Ice pops are a favorite among children and adults, especially during the summer season. However, commercially available ice popsicles contain added sugars, artificial flavors, and artificial colors. Having these snacks regularly may not be a healthy decision for you or your children.

But, the good news is that you can make ice pops with healthy ingredients all by yourself at home. Experts suggest two key secrets for a healthy ice popsicle: fiber and healthy fats. Dietary fiber, found in most fruits and vegetables, keeps you full and also promotes regular bowel movements. Healthy fats, on the other hand, are heart healthy, increase good cholesterol, and reduce inflammation. Some sources of healthy fats include avocado, olives, nuts, etc.

So, if you are craving for some icy treats but don’t want to compromise on the flavor or your health, then here are some easy healthy ice pop recipes.

1. Grapefruit Watermelon Ice Pops

Grapefruit Watermelon Ice Pops Are Healthy

This is ice pop is not only mouth-watering but also a

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healthy treat for the summer. Grapefruits are naturally full of water and fiber. Fiber keeps you feeling full for a long period of time. They also contain other nutrients like vitamins C, A, and E. It can be enjoyed both by children and adults.1

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup diced frozen grapefruit
  • 1 cup diced frozen watermelon
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2–3 cups chilled 100 percent natural apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey

How To Prepare:

  • Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  • Pour this smooth mixture into the ice-pop tray.
  • After filling the tray, place it in the freezer for about 20 minutes.
  • Place wooden sticks in this half-done ice pops.
  • Place the tray back in the freezer until hard.

2. Ginger Strawberry Ice Pops

Ginger Strawberry Ice Pops Are Healthy

Ginger is an excellent remedy for digestive issues. It has a strong flavor and can add a good punch to your ice pops.2

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup of nonfrozen sliced bananas
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger
  • 2 cup ice
  • 2–3 cups chilled 100 percent natural orange juice without pulp
  • 1 teaspoon honey

How To Prepare:

  • Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  • Pour this smooth mixture into the ice-pop tray.
  • After filling the tray, place it in the freezer for about 20 minutes.
  • Place wooden sticks in this half-done ice pops.
  • Place the tray back in the freezer until hard.

3. Lemon Avocado Ice Pops

Lemon Avocado Ice Pops Are Healthy

Avocados are sources of healthy fats and adding them to your ice pops is a boon for your health.3

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of water
  • 6 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 cups chopped, peeled avocados
  • ½ teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons of lime juice
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon kosher salt

How To Prepare:

  • Combine the water and honey in a pan over medium heat. Cook for about 4 minutes and remove from heat bring it to room temperature.
  • Mix
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    the honey mixture and the rest of the ingredients in a blender until you get a smooth texture.
  • Place the mixture in the ice pop tray and freeze it for 4 hours or until hard.

4. Mango Coconut Milk Ice Pops

Mango Coconut Milk Ice Pops Are Healthy

This is a perfect recipe for vegans. Coconut milk is a good source of healthy fats which are important for the body.4

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe mangoes
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk (approx. 400 ml)
  • 1–2 tablespoons maple syrup

How To Prepare:

  • Peel and chop the mangoes and put them in a blender.
  • Add the coconut milk to the mangoes and blend them until smooth.
  • Add the maple syrup as per your requirement.
  • Pour this mixture into the ice pop tray and freeze them until hard.
  • Before allowing them to be completely frozen, place the wooden sticks in the semi-frozen popsicles.

So, avoid the store-bought ice popsicles and prepare your own healthy icy treats without compromising on

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flavor or your health. You can also try other fruits like oranges, blackberries, or any other fruit of your choice to make ice pops. If you are a vegan, replace the honey with maple syrup or any other sweetener of your choice.

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