Thursday, June 16, 2016

Unique & Healthy Popsicle Recipes

Looking for a sweet, healthy treat to cool down in the summer sun? SELF Magazine created a few easy recipes inspired by Las Paletas, a popsicle shop in Nashville, for a low-calorie snack that you can indulge in without guilt. The popsicles are made with fresh, natural ingredients such as watermelon, mango, and peanut butter.  Mix and match flavors to create your own combination.

These recipes are easy to do and great for a backyard barbecue, for the kids or even for a healthy dessert on a warm night.  We would love to see if you are interested in these recipes for an upcoming feature.  

Popsicle Guide: Use the chart below as a guide: buzz a base, sweetener, and a flavor in a blender and stir in a booster for texture. Pour into eight 3-ounce Dixie cups and insert a craft stick or plastic knife and free for six hours. Then enjoy!

Watermelon-Lime-Cilantro--62 Calories

Base: 3 Cups Cubed Seeded Watermelon
Sweetener: 6 tablespoons Sugar; 1 tbsp honey
Flavor: 3 tbsp fresh Lime juice
Booster: 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro

Chunky Pineapple-Chile-- 61 Calories
Base: 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
Sweetener: 3/4 cup pineapple juice; 3 tbsp sugar
Flavor: 2 tbsp fresh lime juice; 1 tsp ground ancho chile
Booster: 1 cup coarsely chopped pineapple

Crunchy Peanut Butter-Banana--165 Calories

Base: 3 medium bananas; 1 cup 1 percent milk
Sweetener: 3 tbsp honey
Flavor: 5 tbsp natural peanut butter
Booster: 1/4 cup lightly salted dry roasted peanuts, chopped

Avocado-Mango—93 Calories

Base: 3 cups cubed mango; 3/4 ripe avocado
Sweetener: 5 tbsp sugar
Flavor: 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
Booster: 1 tbsp grated orange zest

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