When I think of summer, a few things come to mind. Popsicles and lemonade. Traditionally, these things are made with lots of sugar and other additives. Well I have come up with a few healthier alternatives. MightyNest sent me some great products to help me make these healthier treats.
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I have 2 different recipes for this post. The first is a healthy lemonade with raspberry ice cubes.
I made the ice cubes using these silicone molds. Just drop a couple of berries in each cube, fill with water, and place in the fridge to freeze.
It’s almost impossible to get them smiling at the same time. I know all you moms understand that. 🙂
- 8 lemons juiced
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 3-4 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
Mix everything together in a large jar. Add the raspberry ice cubes and serve immediately.
I also made some hidden veggie creamsicles. I am convinced that most kids will eat anything in popsicle form. I sneaked some sweet potatoes into these creamsicles and they had no idea. The sweet potato doesn’t change the color and it adds a little more sweetness.
Hidden Veggie Creamsicles
Makes 6 popsicles
- 1 can full fat coconut milk
- 2 cups oranges
- 1 cup raw sweet potato (peeled and cubed)
Mix all the ingredients in a blender. Take a taste. If it’s not sweet enough for you, you can add a tablespoon or two or honey or maple syrup. Pour into molds and freeze for at least 6 hours.
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