When summer comes, nothing’s better and more convenient to have around than an ice box full of popsicles. But, today’s store-bought popsicles have dubious sweeteners and artificial flavors. A lot for them can cause serious health issues and troubles. So, why not make popsicles of your own? Create these wonderful iced desserts that have nothing but healthy ingredients.
Kiwi Pineapple Popsicles
Let’s kick things off with this fruity goodness by The Slow Roasted Italian. Kiwi is a great source of potassium and like pineapples, is loaded with Vitamin C. This recipe is also sweetened naturally by honey, so you won’t have to worry about giving too much sugar to your kids. Overall, their popsicle is simply a tropical paradise in your mouth.
Loquat and Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles
Ever heard of Loquat? This underrated fruit is actually packed with Vitamins A and B6 with several claims of medicinal properties that detoxify our bodies and fight against diabetes. We have this second in our list not just because Loquat is a wonder fruit, Stetted’s creation makes it go fantastically well with the sweet and sour taste of strawberry and the creaminess of yogurt. Don’t just take our word for it, try it for yourself!
Blueberry Lemon Pudding Pops
Blueberries are known to be a brain-boosting superfood. It’s also high in antioxidants and Vitamin K. And like lemons, it’s also loaded with Vitamin C. So, it makes perfect sense for you to make this sweet and delectably creamy treat from Super Healthy Kids.
Ginger Peach Popsicles
If you want something new and bold, try mixing in a root with your usual fruits. That’s right, try using ginger roots. Gingers have been used in Asian countries for generations, a remedy for many health problems like nausea and digestion issues. This delicious popsicle idea from Oh My Veggies has peaches combined with the wonderful aroma of ginger. This popsicle isn’t just healthy; its flavors give you the subtle taste of frozen peach-flavored tea.
Watermelon Frozen Yogurt Popsicles
What’s summer without watermelon? Give your classic watermelon pops a dash of thick and creamy Greek yogurt. From Marla Meridith, this recipe offers plenty of calcium and Vitamin B12 for growing boys and girls. This custard-textured icy treat melts in your mouth, offering you and your family a sweet sweet break from hot summer days.
Lava Flow Popsicles
Don’t let this popsicle’s quirky name fool you. It’s made from juicy fiery colored fruits like pineapples, mangos, strawberries and oranges. It also has coconut milk and honey which have vitamins C, B1, B and B6 and minerals including iron, calcium and magnesium. Warning: you might just burn your tongue from eating too much of this.
Pumpkin Chocolate Popsicle
Feeling daring and dangerous? Or just aching for something new to add to your list of frozen desserts? Super Healthy Kids has made popsicles from one of the most unlikely ingredients, the humble pumpkin. Though a bit unpopular in the dessert world, it’s high in magnesium and antioxidants like beta carotene for excellent eyesight. It may not be the kind of daring food you have in mind, but it’s unique – so, it’s definitely worth a try!
Chia Coconut Pudding Popsicles
Chia seeds are amazing for having vitamins C and A with minerals like iron, calcium and magnesium. This frozen delight doesn’t drip as much as regular popsicles do thanks to the coconut milk, but it’s as creamy as yogurt, perfect for kids with lactose intolerance. Get the recipe from The View from Great Island and give this one a go!
Blackberry Fig Sage Popsicles
Figs have been dubbed as one of the world’s healthiest foods. Aside from containing Vitamin B6, manganese and potassium, it’s known to be effective against diabetes and bone ailments. Pair them with blueberries, and you get a super healthy icy snack. Get these succulent magenta and green yellow pops from Snixy Kitchen.
Frozen Fruit Pops
And finally, if you’re really gearing up to make treats from healthy ingredients, just throw in a smorgasbord of chopped fruits into a mixing bowl and freeze them up. SkinnyTaste offers a perfect summer treat made from the usual fruits you can find in just about any kitchen.