Summertime = popsicle time.
But store-bought popsicles are usually filled with processed sugars, artificial ingredients, artificial coloring and a good amount of preservatives. These colorful popsicles are anything but healthy. They are rather a sugary, sticky and toxic mess.
To keep your summer healthy and energized, you should skip the popular ice cream trucks and the popsicle section of your general grocery store and instead make your OWN popsicles.
Making popsicles is easy. It’s like making smoothies: you just throw some tropical or other frozen fruit, plant-based milk and perhaps some green too into your blender. Add everything to your popsicle molds and freeze them.
For a tropical taste, choose mangoes, pineapples, papaya and kiwi. For a less tropical, yet sweet summery taste, other fruits, like peaches and berries work well too. Bananas make your popsicle a bit more creamy and a lot sweeter. Any frozen fruit of your choice works.
Adding greens or green juice powder to the mix can provide extra minerals and vitamins without you even noticing, while protein powders, nut butter, tahini and seed toppings can add an extra kick of protein and some healthy fats too. Just scroll down for some fantastic popsicle variations for bonus benefits.
Your children will love these amazing healthy popsicles - so will you and all your adult friends.
Tropical Smoothie Popsicle
- 1 banana
- 1 ½ cup pineapple chunks
- 1 ½ cup mango chunks
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup canned coconut milk (if cream is separated - use ½ cup cream & ½ cup liquid)
- ½ cup water (or pineapple juice, if prefer to increase sweetness)
- 1 ½ scoops Organifi Complete Protein (vanilla)
Instructions: Blend all ingredients in a blender. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze. Optional: Leave a little room at top of popsicle mold and top with coconut milk.
As you can see, your summer popsicle options are endless! If you are interested in making some Organifi Green Juice, Red Juice or Protein popsicles, make sure to visit our shop and pick up a box from each. Your body will thank you for all the benefits.
Do you have any other fun and healthy popsicle ideas? Share them in the comments below. We would love to try them in the summer heat.
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