Summer is right around the corner and we want to stay cool while we are outside. My children and I have been making our own healthy popsicles for years, so I wanted to share a set of healthy popsicle recipes that kids will love! It is easy! Pick your base, pick your fruit, freeze and enjoy!
I simply love the ease of use and also how much freedom to make exactly what we like, be it tangy or sweet or a little bit of both! Get your kids involved in the popsicle-making process so they can make their own. It will be fun to try different combinations. The important thing is that they will all be healthy and good for them.
Healthy Popsicle Recipes for Kids
You need to decide if you want to use coconut water, coconut milk or almond milk as your base. You can also choose clear or colored juice or energy drink (not as healthy) or even homemade lemonade would be great. Try to keep in mind that this post is about healthy popsicle recipes for kids.
Recipe 1: Coconut Water & One Fruit
- Watermelon is one of our favorites, so we’ll go with this one as an example. All we do it chop up the watermelon into small cubes and squeeze the juice of 1/2 lime on it. Then, we squeeze the watermelon cubes into our popsicle molds and fill up to the top with coconut water. We place the popsicle sticks, freeze and then enjoy. Sometimes, we sprinkle chili powder on the popsicles for a little tangy taste.
- You can do the same with your children’s favorite fruit. We have tried this recipe with mango, strawberries and even grapes! To give it an added citrus flavor and a ton of nutrients, simply put the coconut water in the blender with a small handful of fresh wheatgrass. Blend completely and then use to fill up your popsicle molds once the fruit is put in first.
Recipe 2: Coconut Water & Mixed Fruit (pictured)
- Tropical Fruit: Chop up or slice blueberry, kiwifruit, mango, pineapple, strawberries or any combination that you like. Fill up your popsicle molds with a good combination of fruit (like in the picture) or opt for making one popsicle of each fruit. If you want it tangy, add some lemon juice. If you want it sweeter, add 2 drops of liquid Stevia or liquid Vanilla Stevia to the coconut water and stir well before pouring into the fruit-filled molds. Coconut sugar is also a great and healthy option to sweeten up the deal.
Recipe 3: Milk & One Fruit
- Peach! Of course we had to go with peach, especially when they are in season! What you do is cut up about one third of a peach for each popsicle mold and cut up two more peaches. Set aside. Place the pieces of peach in the molds and the extra pieces go in the blender. In the blender, put in the almond or coconut milk, a few drops of liquid Stevia OR 1 tbsp of coconut milk and 1 tsp of vanilla extract. if you have it handy, add 1 scoop of powdered collagen, but it is optional. Blend until they are all incorporated. Fill up the popsicle molds with the mixture and freeze. These are sweet and milky and perfect. Almost like a peach smoothie!
Recipe 4: Milk & Mixed Fruit
- Berries are awesome. Gather your favorite ones. I love to mix strawberries, cherries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. Chop them up into small pieces. For a milky white popsicle with berry pieces poking out here and there, then simply drop the fruit into the molds, mix a little bit of sweetener or vanilla into the milk and then slowly pour the sweetened milk into the molds, disturbing the fruit as little as possible. To make the popsicles a beautiful purple, then add the sweetener to the milk and then add the fruit to mix well. Pour into the molds and freeze.
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