5 Whole Ingredient Popsicles (No Sugar Added)

Fruit Popsicles for a Hot Day

Let’s face it, we all have a sweet tooth ingrained in our lack of free will. We can stay disciplined for a short while, but sooner or later we give in to the temptation of that sweet and delectable treat.

So how do we combat this craving? Well, we don’t really have to fight it per se, we just need to be strategic about our sugar intake.

Here we have 5 Popsicle recipes made with whole ingredients. No chemicals, artificial colours, no added sugar of any kind, no other ingredients other than whole produce, and the best part is, the kids will eat them up!

All it requires is a bit of patience, some of your favorite produce items, and a good blender.  Heck, this is even something the kids can help you make!

5 Whole Fruit Popsicles (No Sugar Added)

Strawberry + Blueberry + Coconut
Layer 1: Blended Strawberries (add a little water to smooth it out)
Layer 2: Sweet Young Coconut Meat + Water blended
Layer 3: Blended Blueberries (add a little water to smooth it out)



Strawberry + Coconut
Layer 1: Blended Strawberries (add a little water to smooth it out)
Layer 2:  Sweet Young Coconut Meat + Water blended


Blueberries + Coconut
Layer 1: Blended Blueberries (add a little water to smooth it out)
Layer 2:  Sweet Young Coconut Meat + Water blended


Strawberry + Coconut + Kale
Layer 1: Blended Strawberries (add a little water to smooth it out)
Layer 2:  Sweet Young Coconut Meat + Water blended
Layer 3: Blended Kale (add a little water to smooth it out)


Yellow Watermelon
Layer 1: Blended Yellow Watermelon



Instructions

1) Working with one fruit at a time, puree in a blender. Rinse the machine out between fruits.

2) Carefully spoon a layer of fruit at the bottom of each popsicle mold. Gently rap the mold on a firm surface to level the puree. Freeze until solid.

3) Spoon another layer of fruit into each mold and stand a stick upright in each. Force it down gently into the frozen bottom layer so it will stand up straight. You are not going to use the plastic top for this recipe, just leave it off. Again firmly tap the mold down on the counter to level the puree and freeze again until the second layer is solid. (The freezing time between layers will vary with your freezer temp, but it might take 45 minutes or so)

4) Continue on until you have filled the molds. If any of the purees are a little too thick to work with, stir in a little water. Clean up any spilled puree from the insides of the molds as you go so they won’t mar your design, just scrape the drips down with a popsicle stick.

5) To un-mold, fill your sink with hot tap water, and hold the mold in the water, just up to, but not over the top edge, for a few seconds. If the popsicles don’t slide out, hold the mold in the water a little longer.

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