Lazing in a lounge chair, soaking up that late afternoon sun with a good book and upbeat tunes is one of life’s simple pleasures. And an ice-cold treat is the perfect way to temper the sizzling sunshine. A lot of frozen novelties include sugary syrups, saturated fats, artificial coloring and flavors—yikes. Skip the additives and enjoy the benefits of wholesome ingredients like fresh blueberries and raw honey with this healthy popsicle recipe.
Blueberry Coconut Pops
½ cup blueberries
½ cup unsweetened coconut milk
¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
¼ cup coconut flakes
2 Tbsp. raw honey
1 tsp. orange zest
Pinch of sea salt
Popsicle ice mold (recipe makes six popsicles)
Distribute blueberries evenly into each popsicle mold.
Place all other ingredients in a pitcher and stir or whisk briskly until roughly combined.
Pour the mixture into the mold.
Freeze for two hours.
Refreshingly Health Benefits
This delicious pop is not only perfect for a hot day, it’s a sweet treat you can feel good about. Blueberries are basically a superfood at this point, being one of the most nutrient-dense berries out there. Raw honey is a good source of antioxidants and goes above and beyond as a prebiotic. It also makes for the perfect drop of sweetness in an energizing tea. Oranges are a vitamin C superstar, and it turns out the peel zest has health benefits, too. Coconut milk contains medium-chain triglycerides and lauric acid, and early studies show promising health benefits.
Every ingredient is good news in this healthy popsicle recipe.
A Cooling Closing
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