Beat the heat with healthier summer treats.
Fresh Fruit Tropical Popsicles
½ cup coconut water
½ heaping cup pineapple, chopped
½ heaping cup mango, chopped
1 ripe banana, peeled
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice (about ½ lime)
3 kiwis, peeled and sliced
In a high-speed blender, blend coconut water, pineapple, mango, banana and lime juice until creamy. Transfer to a glass Pyrex measuring cup for easier pouring.
Set up popsicle molds and prepare to fill. Start by placing one kiwi slice in each mold. Fill each mold ¾ of the way to the top with pineapple-mango puree. Top with additional kiwi slices.
Secure the popsicle sticks and lids and place in the freezer for 4 hours. To release molds, run popsicle under hot water until the mold can be removed.
Blueberry Yogurt Swirl Popsicles
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2 cups blueberries
2 tbsp agave or honey
2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt (non-dairy coconut yogurt or other nut yogurt works well here)
Blend the blueberries in a food processor or blender on high speed until nearly liquefied into a smoothie-like consistency.
Pour the thick blueberry liquid into a large bowl. Stir in the agave/honey. Add the yogurt and very gently mix everything together. If you want a tie-dye swirly look to your popsicles, do not fully blend the yogurt and blueberries. The mixture will be thick. Taste it. If you want it sweeter, add a little more agave/honey.
Pour mixture evenly into each popsicle mold. If your popsicle mold has slots for sticks, you can insert them before freezing. if not, freeze for 2 hours, then put a wooden popsicle stick in the middle. Continue to freeze for an additional 4-6 hours or overnight.
Eat on a hot day. Enjoy!
Use these recipes and other Healthy Nest favorites to keep cool and energized this summer. For more info on feeling your best through smarter food choices, contact our holistic nutritionists. It’s a personal puzzle, but we can assist in figuring out what’s best for your body.
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