The cool thing about eating clean and maintaining a healthy diet is that you rarely get sick. I’ve read all sorts of books and articles about the power of diet, and I wholeheartedly agree. I eat a primarily plant based diet, and I can’t tell you the last time I came down with an illness – even a small cold.
I mention this is because every time I have a sore throat, all I want are popsicles. Which is how I came up with this recipe. Years ago, I came down with strep throat, and I wanted something cold to soothe my throat pain. But when I went to my local grocery store, all they had were the sugary, syrupy popsicles, and I didn’t want those. I wanted something made primarily from fruit, with no added sugar, so the vitamins could help me get better (and it would taste good!)
I decided to make my own homemade popsicles, but made the mistake of purchasing cheap popsicle molds that didn’t work very well. So I suggest buying good quality popsicle makers (like these molds below), and make sure to run them under hot water before you pop out the popsicles!
I love to make strawberry mango popsicles, but you also can use any favorite fruit of your choice. You’re also welcome to omit the sweetener for a healthier version. The fruit is sweet enough on its own, but a little bit of honey or agave also gives it a nice kick.
|Homemade Berry Popsicles|| |
- ¾ cup coconut milk
- 1 ½ cup strawberries
- 1 ½ cup mangoes
- 1 tbsp agave nectar (or liquid sweetener of choice)
- In a medium sized bowl, combine the sweetener and coconut milk, stirring well.
- Add strawberries and ½ of the sweetened coconut milk to a blender and blend until pureed.
- Pour the mixture into the popsicle mold, filling up ½ of the way.
- Freeze the bottom layer of the pops for at least 20 minutes until they’re firm (but not completely frozen.)
- Add mangoes and the rest of the sweetened coconut milk to a blender and blend until pureed.
- Pour into popsicle mold for the top layer.
- Insert popsicle sticks.
- Freeze for about 3 hours until completely frozen.