(Recipe) Healthy Homemade Fruit Popsicles

 

Introduction

This Homemade Fruit Popsicles recipe is an easy, healthy andrefreshing treat or snack to make for your kids this summer!  These popsicles are made with only 5 ingredients including fresh fruit and vegetables, in 5 minutes (plus freezingtime)! Make a variety of flavors by using different combinations of fruits, juices,and yogurts! A great healthy dessert to enjoy after a day of fun in the sun!

Recipe from joyfoodsunshine.com

Healthy Homemade Fruit Popsicles

Prep Time 5 mins
Freezing time 4 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 5 mins
 

Ingredients

  • 177 g (6.5 oz) liquid/yogurt
  • 593 g fruit
  • 46 TBS honey
  • ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to the container of your Vitamix in the order listed.
  • Blend for 50-70 seconds or until the mixture is smooth.
  • Evenly distribute the mixture into the six wells of a popsicle mold.
  • Secure the lids and sticks on top of the mold and place it in the freezer.
  • Freeze for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Remove the molds, run each one under hot water for 30 seconds and then release the popsicle.
  • Enjoy immediately! 
To freeze for later, once the popsicles are removed from the molds place them on a baking sheet to flash freeze them for 30 minutes.
  • Place them in an airtight, freezer-friendly container or Ziploc bag until you are ready to enjoy them!

Notes

Red Popsicles:

  • 2.5 cup strawberries
  • ¾ cup vanilla honey greek yogurt
  • 4-6 TBS honey
  • ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp lemon juice

Purple Popsicles:

  • 2.5 cup blueberries
  • ¾ cup apple juice
  • 4-6 TBS honey
  • ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp lemon juice

Green Popsicles:

  • 2 cups apples, chopped and peeled (2 small or one medium apple)
  • 1 cup zucchini (1 small zucchini chopped)
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • 4 TBS honey
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup spinach (if zucchini isn’t making it green enough)

If you don’t have a popsicle mold use this method:

  1. Place cups on a baking pan.
  2. Pour popsicle mixture into the cups.
  3. Place tin foil over each cup and use a sharp knife to cut a small slit in middle of the tinfoil on top.
  4. Slide a popsicle stick into each slit.
  5. Freeze for 8 hours or overnight.
Nutrition information was calculated for the strawberry popsicles using honey vanilla Greek yogurt. 

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