It’s back, my annual home-made ice pop recipe collection. Some may call these homemade popsicles or paletas. Or, frozen smoothies. Whatever you call them they’re a delicious summer treat. I want to give a big shout out to Carla, the dietetic student who is volunteering with me for creating these recipes. My directions for her: the recipes need to be simple, include no added sugar, include fruit and even veggies, and only include easy-to-find ingredients. Oh, and of course, that they needed to be delicious. She sure delivered.
The directions for each recipe are the same:
- Combine all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into molds.
Enjoy her work!
P.S. For more delicious, healthy frozen recipes, check out these links:
Inspired by: http://www.kiipfit.com/spinach-kiwi-popsicles/
Packed with fruit and leafy greens, the vibrant green color of these popsicles comes from blending both kiwi and spinach.
- 1/3 cup spinach
- 1 kiwi
- 2 drops lemon juice
- 1/3 cup water
Inspired by: http://revisfoodography.com/2015/04/mango-lassi/
Inspired from a classic Indian cold drink, mango lassi is a blend of yogurt, fruit and spice. Not a fan of cardamom? Simply omit the spice and you can still enjoy it as a mango-yogurt blend.
- 1 mango
- 160 ml greek yogurt
- 1 small pinch cardamom (to taste)
This very simple and refreshing recipe allows you to use ripe or extra ripe cantaloupes. No added sugar necessary.
- ¾ cup cantaloupe
- ¼ cup water