• Karen Haralson

Healthy Popsicles To Make From Home For A Sweet Treat

Updated: Jul 27

Nothing beats enjoying a cold, refreshing popsicle on a hot summer day. It’s even better when it’s a homemade, healthy treat and not a store-bought pop that often contains artificial ingredients, high fructose corn syrup and food dyes.


We created two recipes for yummy, nutrient packed popsicles for a healthy, low glycemic treat. These popsicles contain both veggies and fruit, along with yogurt and raw honey for added immune boosting ingredients. They are quick and easy to make - so stock your freezer this summer for when a healthy, sweet treat is just what you want.


These recipes were developed as part of our WomenCARE program, which provides nutritional education and cooking classes to women with cancer. These popsicles were a hit in our Nutrition for Cancer Management class!



Homemade Popsicle Recipes

Green Boost Popsicle

· 1 cup raw spinach

· 1 banana, fresh or frozen

· 1 cup chopped apple

· 1 ¼ cup water

· ½ plain yogurt – whole milk, cashew, or coconut

· 1 Tbs raw honey

Red Yum Popsicle

· ½ cup cooked beets, roasted or steamed*

· 1 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen

· ½ cup plain yogurt – whole milk, cashew, or coconut

· ½ cup water

· 2 Tbsp raw honey

· 1 banana, fresh or frozen

*If you need guidance, check out our post about how to cook beets

Instructions:

1. Place all ingredients in a blender.

2. Blend well.

3. Pour the liquid into popsicle molds and freeze until solid – at least four hours.

4. To remove the popsicles, run the mold under water for 10 seconds, pulling popsicle away from the mold.

5. Enjoy!

*One popsicle made in 1/3 cup-sized popsicle mold contains 8 grams sugars.