Healthy Homemade Popsicles!

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Now that the warm weather is FINALLY here, you and your toddler must be craving some light refreshing springy snacks. Popsicle are a spring and summer favorite, they’re a great way to quench your thirst and keep cool, but the store bought variety are loaded with all sorts of chemicals and sugar. But don’t fret, popsicles are fun and easy to make at home, and your kids will love to help you make them!

These delicious frozen treats have endless flavor options. Here is a general recipe that you can follow with any combination of fruit, berry, or vegetables. To make 8 ice pops, take about 3 cups of your favorite fruit(s), and a tablespoon of lemon juice. You can also add sugar, syrup, honey, or any sweetener if you prefer your popsicles sweeter. Next take your fruits, lemon juice, and sweetener and use a blender on high speed to mix them until the mixture is smooth. Pour the mixture into ice pop molds, insert the sticks or handles, and place them in the freezer until they are firm, do this overnight as it takes several hours for the mixture to really freeze. If you don’t want to purchase ice pop molds you can use small plastic cups and popsicle sticks, just spray them with a little non stick cooking spray or wipe the insides with any type of oil, so the ice pop can slide out easily. If want to avoid the oil all together, you can make wash your cups or molds with hot water prior to pouring the mixture in, in our experience however, the nonstick cooking spray or oil tend to work better.

This is a great, healthy, and versatile snack that your entire family will love! What are your favorite ice pop flavors? 

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