Rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium, Vitamin B6, protein, Omega-3 and 6 (if using hemp seeds)
There’s nothing more refreshing than a sweet tasting popsicle! They’re great to eat when you’re playing outside, and especially rewarding on a hot summer’s day.
Most popsicles you can buy in the grocery store, unfortunately, are full of added sugar and artificial ingredients. They might also include high fructose corn syrup, a liquid sweetener that contains chemicals and contaminants, and can lead to obesity and diabetes if you consume too much.
Fortunately, you can always control what you eat, and what your toddler eats too. By making your own sweet treats at home, you can add what you want and how much you want, so you’re always comfortable with what’s being served.
Popsicles are really easy to make, and you can make them however you like. Here’s a recipe we made up at home, but you can switch out the fruit for pretty much any kind!
Step 1: Blend up some fresh watermelon pieces to make watermelon juice.
Step 2: Add some frozen or fresh strawberries to the mix.
Step 3: Add some frozen or fresh bananas, and blend, blend blend.
Step 4: Add some seeds for extra nutrition — we like to add hemp and/or chia seeds.
Step 5: Pour into your popsicle mold and freeze. We got one from Ikea: cheap and does the trick! You can buy fancy popsicle makers like the Zoku, which freezes your popsicles in less than 10 minutes!
Step 6: Eat and Enjoy!