I hope everyone had a great week. If you haven’t noticed already from the last three recipes I’ve posted, I’ve been in the dessert/frozen fruit mode for a while. Maybe it’s because my birthday was last weekend or maybe it’s the super hot weather doing wacky things to my head. After muffins and frozen blueberries I have one more sweet treat for you this week! (Hey, the week before, during and after your birthday is collectively one big birthweek!)
I’ve been seeing homemade popsicles all over Pinterest and some of my favorite food blogs lately so I decided to try them for myself!
I bought the ingredients and rushed home to make them, and I was so excited that I didn’t realize that I didn’t have popsicle molds. I searched all over our local Walmart, but the only ones they had were Crayola Crayon Popsicle molds. I thought about getting them for half a second… but then just resorted to ordering these off amazon and waiting the two days for them to get here.
I blended together fresh strawberries, raspberries, honey, coconut milk and chia seeds then poured the mixture into the molds. By blending whole berries instead of using juice, you’re saving all that good-for-you fiber.
These were incredibly easy to make and I can’t wait to try more combinations! You could even add some mint leaves if you wanted to add some extra refreshing flavor.
Nick and I went on a fourteen mile bike ride last weekend, and by the time we got home it was almost 95 degrees outside (at 10am!) and these were PERFECT to have after that ride. They were so refreshing, and gave us some healthy carbs and fiber.
Here’s the recipe for the coconut popsicles:
- 1 lb fresh strawberries
- 6oz fresh raspberries
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1/2 can of light coconut milk
- Add the strawberries and raspberries to the blender with a tablespoon of water. Puree until smooth.
- Next, add the chia seeds, honey and coconut milk. Blend.
- Pour into Popsicle molds and freeze.
Hi! I’m Emily, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and self-taught intuitive chef. I firmly believe that cooking is the simplest and most important step we can take to improve our minds and bodies and build healthier communities. Join me and let’s bring food back to the kitchen!