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10 Healthy Popsicle Recipes You Need to Soak Up the Last of Summer
Beat the heat with these guilt-free healthy popsicle recipes that contain real, whole foods—not a bunch of ingredients you can't pronounce.
Christy Wilson Nutrition
Mango Chile Limón Paletas
Talk about a refreshing tropical treat! "With only 45 calories, these frozen pops are bursting with flavor and provide 35 percent of Daily Value of vitamin C", says Christy Wilson, R.D.N. "They are made with whole fresh mangoes that have over 20 vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, cancer-fighting folate, and gut-friendly fiber."
Get the recipe: Mango Chile Limón Paletas
Berry Cheesecake Bomb Pops
This recipe had me at cheesecake. Plus, a protein boost from the Greek yogurt? Sold! "These popsicles taste like cheesecake but are made with healthy ingredients like Greek yogurt and tons of berries for a delicious and nutritious dessert," says Kaleigh McMordie, food and nutrition blogger.
Get the recipe: Berry Cheesecake Bomb Pops
The Foodie Dietitian
Matcha Green Tea Latte Popsicles
Matcha is so hot right now—and rightfully so. It's packed with two to three times the amount of antioxidants in a cup of regular green tea. These refreshing pops made with matcha green tea powder and Greek yogurt are the perfect treat when you need a little afternoon pick-me-up.
Get the recipe: Matcha Green Tea Latte Popsicles
Walnut and Chocolate Popsicles
Ditch the store-bought fudge ice pops, which are loaded with added sugar and preservatives. Ariella Nelson, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., of Perspective Portions says this healthier ones are "naturally sweetened with real fruit and contain walnuts ground to a smooth butter like consistency—making them easier to enjoy." In that case, I'll take two!
Get the recipe: Walnut and Chocolate Popsicles
Avocado a Day Nutrition
Roasted Strawberry and Coconut Popsicles
Anything made with roasted fruit is gold, in my opinion. And these delicious ice pops are no exception to the rule! "These roasted strawberry and coconut popsicles are mouthwatering with nutritiously satisfying fats and just sweet enough with a touch of honey," says Rachael Hartley, R.D., L.D., C.D.E., C.L.T., private practice dietitian and owner of Avocado a Day Nutrition.
Get the recipe: Roasted Strawberry and Coconut Popsicles
Almond Butter Banana Popsicles
Your whole family will go nuts (pun intended) for this next recipe, which brings back a classic childhood favorite combo—almond butter and banana! Made with only five ingredients, this popsicle from Alexandra Caspero, R.D., boasts protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals like calcium, riboflavin, and vitamin E.
Get the recipe: Almond Butter Banana Popsicles
Holley Grainger, MS, RD
Blueberry, Peach and Basil Cream Pops
This recipe is a must-try while peaches are still in season! "These popsicles are a blend of blueberries, peaches, and basil that is then layered with a coconut cream for a fiber and vitamin C–packed treat,"says Holley Grainger, M.S., R.D., culinary nutrition expert. "Like the fruit, coconut cream offers fiber and vitamin C as well as B vitamins, vitamin E, and a host of minerals."
Get the recipe: Blueberry, Peach and Basil Cream Pops
Creamy Minty Mango Popsicles
This recipe screams refreshing AND indulgent! "All-natural, simple ingredients like fresh mango, coconut milk, agave, and mint make this low-sugar, refreshing pop a good source of vitamin A and C," says Melanie Flinn, M.S., R.D.N., blogger at Nutritious Eats.
Get the recipe: Creamy Minty Mango Popsicles
The Foodie Dietitian
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