Best Fruit Popsicles for Summer

Fruit popsicles
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Updated Jul 17, 2020 @ 12:16 am

By Isadora Baum

Summer’s simplest treat has to be fruit popsicles. They’re great for cooling you off on a warm day and a dessert that all ages can enjoy. You can fill those popsicle molds with berries, like blueberries and raspberries, watermelon, which is at the peak for summer, or make a creamy homemade fruit popsicle with the addition of Greek yogurt or coconut milk. For the best flavor and the most nutrition, choose real fruit and avoid ready-made popsicles with high-fructose corn syrup. If you’re looking for inspiration here are 5 delicious options to whip up now.

Lava flow popsicles
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Lava Flow Popsicles from One Lovely Life

Made with strawberries, pineapple, mango, and orange juice, these fresh fruit popsicles are easy to make and loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, like vitamin C and vitamin A. Plus, there’s even fiber, thanks to the strawberries. To give it some creaminess, add in canned coconut milk, either full-fat or reduced-fat will do.

Creamy Strawberry Popsicles from Real Simple Good

Think of this popsicle recipe as a smoothie instead of a summer treat. Go with coconut milk and collagen, the latter of which provides protein to fill you up and boost muscle repair. Eat it after a workout for a quick snack and to refuel. It’s made without sweetener or added sugar, so you can avoid blood sugar spikes.

Blueberry yogurt popsicles
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3 Ingredient Blueberry Yogurt Swirl Popsicles from Sally’s Baking Addiction

Using plain or unsweetened vanilla Greek yogurt is a great way to turn a fruit pop into more of a healthy snack, and it’s way better for your health than digging into a pint of ice cream. These have antioxidant-rich blueberries, and honey as the sweetener to keep it sweet from natural sugars.

Green Smoothie Popsicles from As Easy As Apple Pie

Ready in a total of five minutes, these green ice pops are low in sugar and made with real fruit, like pineapple and banana, as well as spinach for some iron and fiber. There’s even a kick of ginger, which is both anti-inflammatory and good for digestion.

Avocado pineapple popsicles
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Avocado Pineapple Popsicles from Sweet Potato Soul

Avocado is silky and full of good fats, and it makes this creamy homemade popsicle more satiating and interesting. Plus, there’s a tropical vibe from the pineapple and shredded coconut. Imagine biting into this while sitting on the beach. It’s the perfect summer midday treat.

 

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