Simple & Healthy Popsicle Recipe
Hi there ladies and the occasional gents!
In case you didn't already know, my Achilles heel is my sweet tooth. I exercise everyday and eat a mostly healthy diet, but I am OBSESSED with everything sweet and coated in sugar which isn't the best thing for my overall heath. My sweet tooth is seriously out of control- in 8th grade I ate 22 oreos when I got home from school and my brothers have never let me forget it. I've known for quite some time that I need to get my sweet-treat-addiction in check, (or have my sweet tooth taken out completely like a wisdom tooth if that's an option), but I found myself craving these sugary treats so much more when I deprived myself of them altogether. I googled sugar addictions (yeah- it's a real thing) and saw that one of the best ways to ween yourself off the stuff is to gradually swap your unhealthiest treats for some healthier options.
And just like that, my homemade Popsicles were born.
I bought my first Popsicle molds from Marshall's for $6 (bless you Marshall's) and have been making some fruity healthy Popsicles every single week. Instead of grabbing ice cream or cookies, I would choose one of the Popsicles I had previously made and stored in the freezer. Popsicles are also great for when it's warm outside, so I wanted to share this recipe with you while we still have some hot days left.
PS apparently the P in Popsicles is always supposed to be capitalized...who knew?!
These Popsicles only took me about 10 minutes from start to finish, so let's get started!
Simple & Healthy Popsicle Recipe
Total Time: 9-14 minutes
-Fresh fruit of your choice
-Juice of your choice (look for the least sugary option!)
-A knife to slice the fruit
-Popsicle molds or a Popsicle machine
Step 1) Wash the fruit and slice into small pieces
I like bright and colorful fruit, so I went with kiwis, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and peaches. Go crazy and think of some cool color combinations! As for the size of the pieces, I cut each fruit into penny-sized pieces.
Step 2) Push the fruit pieces into your molds
I used my amazing Popsicle maker from Zoku for this step because it allows me to make them way quicker. Instead of having to freeze them overnight, they freeze inside this little maker in 7-9 minutes! So I pushed my fruit pieces into the slots, making sure to get a bunch of them in there. You can buy this particular maker from Zoku right here.
Step 3) Pour the juice into the mold
I used sugar free apple juice for this recipe; I'm usually not a fan of juice but I was only using a super small amount for this recipe. Anyways, pour your juice into the mold until the juice rises to the top and then your molds are either ready to go in the freezer overnight or in the pop maker for 7-9 minutes! You can check out some other cool molds from Zoku right here.
Aaaaand you're done!
How easy was that? No need for a blender or any other fancy equipment, and you know exactly what went into your dessert (unlike the weight watchers ice creams I used to love until I saw they had more chemicals than my shampoo in them...)
Next time you want to binge on some unhealthy sugary sweet treats, grab a homemade Popsicle and pat yourself on the back for being healthy AND talented in the Popsicle making department. You rock star you.
Go ahead and try this recipe, and let me know how it turns out! Tag me in your pictures with @tesnialys so i can see how they look :)