Making Healthy Popsicles at home is as easy as whipping up a tasty tropical fruit smoothie!
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When Barlean’s sent me a box of goodies for a #PopcicleParty, I knew that the recipe had to include strawberries! My daughter Olivia loves to eat them frozen right out of the freezer in the summertime, and I let her because they’re good for her, and, well, it’s hot. Another thing I let her eat whenever are healthy popcicles – even for breakfast! That’s because these popcicles are made with fruit, juice, and some healthy not-so-secret ingredients from Barlean’s.
Healthy Popsicles Start with Healthy Ingredients
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I love using Barlean’s products because I know that they are amazing quality and have some many great health benefits for me and my family. The Omega Swirls and Greens are the two products we use the most. We make smoothies daily, and I have experimented with a lot of different products. I always come back to Barlean’s because their products provide amazing nutrition with an unbelievably delicious taste.
Using Barlean’s Passion Pineapple Omega Swirl Fish Oil adds a little extra health benefit. These Omega Swirls are a great way to get more Omega 3’s into your diet, especially for picky eaters!
Best of all, they taste seriously yummy! The creamy Omega Swirls are non-GMO, gluten free, sugar free with no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners, but they are truly delicious. There 14 varieties to choose from. If you want to stick with a tropical flavor for your healthy popcicles, I’d recommend the Passion Pineapple that we used here, or one of these:
If you love the Pineapple Passion Omega Swirl, check out our Pineapple Cranberry Smoothie recipe!
Barlean’s makes four varieties of powdered greens:
- Organic Berry Greens
- Superfruit Strawberry Kiwi (used in this recipe for healthy popcicles)
- Chocolate Silk Greens
- Organic Greens Natural Flavor
All of these are non-GMO, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free and completely vegan.
You can add a scoop to water or juice, but our favorite way it to add it to a smoothie mixture.
Healthy Popsicles Shopping List
- Pineapple Juice
- Barleans Superfruit Greens
- Fresh Strawberries
- Barlean’s Passion Pineapple Fish Oil
Items You May Also Need:
- Popsicle Mold
I used the Zokus Classic Pops Mold to make my pops. It makes six 3.2 ounce pops. For younger kids, you might like to use the Zoku Mini Pop Molds, which are about 0.6 ounces. They also make some really cute themed ones that would be fun for parties.
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PRO TIP: For best results, be sure to let the pops freeze for the full six hours
We recommend that you make this Healthy Popsicles recipe once just as it is since we’ve tested it and sometimes variations can go awry. Making these healthy popcicles as we have tested them will yield the best results. Here are some ideas for variations if you chose to be creative:
Please note, we have not yet tested these variations.
- Instead of pineapple juice, try orange juice with the strawberries.
- Swap out the strawberries for other fruits like raspberries, peaches or mangoes.
- Try one of the other Barlean’s Omega Swirl flavors like Keylime or Strawberry Banana
More Great Healthy Popsicles Recipes:
If you love making homemade ice pops for your family, you might like to try one of these other tasty recipes:
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Tropical Fruit Smoothie Ice Pops
- 1-1/2 cups pineapple juice
- 1-1/2 cups strawberries
- 2 tablespoons Barlean's Superfruit Greens Strawberry Kiwi
- 2 tablespoons Barlean's Passion Pineapple Fish Oil
- 3 large strawberies, sliced thin
- In the blender, combine the pineapple juice, strawberries, Barlean's Superfruit Greens Strawberry Kiwi powder and Barlean's Passion Pineapple Fish Oil.
- Process until smooth.
- Drop a couple of slices of fresh strawberries into each popcicle mold.
- Pour the smoothie mixture evenly into the popcicle mold, taking care not to overfill.
- Fit the handles into the molds tightly.
- Freeze for 4-6 hours, or overnight until the pops are solid.
- Enjoy for dessert or a snack - or even breakfast!