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Summertime Treats!


June 12, 2013

We had a blast this week making all kinds of summertime treats. Here are some healthy and tasty popsicle recipes for all to enjoy! Strawberry Kiwi The kids love the exotic look of this popsicle. It’s amazing how bright and vibrant natural fruit colors can be! Here’s what you need for 6 servings:
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 2 kiwis, sliced
  1. In a high speed blender, combine the strawberries and maple syrup. Allow to run for a full minute on high.
  2. Place one slice of kiwi in each popsicle mold, pressed against the side. Fill the molds with the strawberry mixture.
  3. Freeze until solid.
6 servings Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals:  38 calories, 0g fat, 2mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and 1g protein.   Banana Coconut Creamy banana, rich coconut milk, flakes of coconut and pure cinnamon make up this gourmet popsicle. It’s so delicious you’ll think you’re eating ice cream. Here’s what you need for 6 servings:
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup coconut milk, full fat from can
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  1. Place the peeled bananas, coconut milk, shredded coconut, agave nectar and cinnamon in your high speed blender. Blend on high for a full minute or until smooth.
  2. Fill each popsicle mold. Freeze until solid.
6 Servings Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals:  167 calories, 13g fat, 7mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and 2g protein.   Blue Raspberry If your blueberries are super ripe and sweet then feel free to leave out the maple. Here’s what you need for 6 servings:
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 cup raspberries
  1. Place the blueberries and maple syrup in your high speed blender and blend on high for a full minute or until the little pieces of blueberry skin have disappeared and the purple color is vibrant and uniform.
  2. Place 2 whole raspberries in each popsicle mold, then fill with the blueberry mixture. Freeze until solid.
6 Servings Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals:  42 calories, 0g fat, 1mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, and 1g protein.  

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