Friday, May 29, 2015

6 Healthy Popsicle Recipes


I love popsicles! They remind me of summer, my childhood, sunny days and happy things. My favorite from the ice cream truck was the Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake popsicle.

The Today Show did an interesting segment titled "Can you believe diet frozen dessert labels? Tests show that some products have up to 68 percent more calories than labels promise." Turns out Weight Watchers bars and Arctic Zero (protein) ice cream had more calories than their labels advertised, but Skinny Cow bars had less. They can get away with this because the industry allows a percentage of error and the companies do their measurements based on averages of containers. So last year I decided to make my own frozen treats, from whole ingredients and 
had a blast experimenting with different homemade popsicle recipes. 

I’ve made it a personal goal of mine to make and eat as many popsicles as possible this summer! I definitely think home made popsicles are worth the effort because you can make exotic flavors and limit the sugar all at a fraction of the price. I don't want to consume something that is made with sucrose (splenda) or fructose cane syrup. I only consume organic daily yet companies like Breyer's and Haagen Daas use milk that has been treated with rGBH (a growth hormone) in their ice cream.  It’s very easy to make popsicles into a healthy snack full of nutritious ingredients. 

I borrowed this book from the library that has given me tons of new ideas for exotic flavored popsicles. Cupcakes had their heyday a few years back then macaron were the height of summer 2014, this summer is all about popsicle! If you want to jump on the bandwagon, order the popsicle molds I have. In order to release the popsicle from the mold you just have to run it under warm water.

I like to make small batches of popsicles so I can change flavors often. I already have some ideas of new flavors to make! Here are links to my top 6 popsicle recipes that you have to try this summer: 


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