5 Low-Calorie Popsicles

We think we’ve just discovered your easy, go-to low calorie snack in summer. Homemade popsicles are the new potato…seriously. They’re a great natural way to cool down and snack on something both sweet and healthy. You’re having your cake and eating it too (but this time it’s in posicle form). Here are five recipes…

Go Green Ice Pops

from Jessica Alba

popsicle recipe

Ingredients:

3 bananas

2 cups fresh pineapple chunks

2 cups fresh spinach

1 cup water, milk of choice, or 100% natural pineapple juice (depending on creaminess or sweetness desired)

Directions:

Blend spinach and liquid of choice. Add pineapple and purée. Then add bananas and continue to mix until smooth. We prefer a smoothie-like consistency. Pour in popsicle molds and freeze (typically takes 1 to 3 hours).

Chamomile Honey Lavender Ice Pops

healthy easy popsicle recipe

Ingredients:

1 1/3 cups Chamomile Tea

1 tablespoon Lavender buds

1 tablespoon Honey

Directions:

Stir together chamomile tea and honey, ensure honey is dissolved. Evenly divide lavender buds between the ice pop molds.  Pour 1/3 cup chamomile tea into each mold, filling to the top. Freeze.

Watermelon Lime Basil Ice Pops

healthy easy popsicle recipe

Ingredients:

4 cups freshly diced Watermelon

Juice from 1 Lime

2 tablespoons fresh Basil, chopped

Directions:

Blend together all ingredients and pour into ice pop mold. Freeze for 4-6 hours or overnight.

Carrot Ginger Ice Pops

easy healthy ice pop recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup Carrot Juice

1/4 Cup Coconut Water

1 teaspoon Ginger

3 tablespoons Honey

Directions:

Whisk together all ingredients. Evenly distribute the liquid between ice pop molds. Freeze.

Green Tea Pomegranate Ice Pops

healthy easy ice pop recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup Almond Milk

3/4 cup Greek Yogurt

4 tablespoon Matcha Powder

4 tablespoon Honey

1/4 cup Pomegranate seeds

Directions:

Whisk together Matcha powder, almond milk, honey, and greek yogurt. Divide pomegranate seeds among molds. Pour in matcha powder mixture and freeze for 4-6 hours.

*Photographed by Alli Shepherd

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