Summertime Treats Made Healthy

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.

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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.

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Lemonade Girls

It’s almost impossible to get them smiling at the same time.  I know all you moms understand that. 🙂

Healthier Lemonade

  • 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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5 thoughts to “Summertime Treats Made Healthy”

  1. This popsicle reminded me, Melissa, that a local organic food truck in our smaller town has a smoothie called the orange creamsicle. All her smoothies have a full serving of vegetables.........for this smoothie it was.....cauliflower. AND IT WAS GREAT. I wish someone could try this and post it online. I think citrus is a great way to cover veggie tastes. Thanks for this recipe and let me know if you think adding cauliflower is an option?
    1. Cauliflower is pretty versatile. I think it might work in this. I may try it. :) Mango would be another option for the fruit.
  2. I have just stumbled upon your site. Firstly, your recipes look fantastic and Im really looking forward to trying them but I found the amount of advertising blaring at me was quite off puting. It is a bit ironic having Dominos Pizza ads on a whole foods site, don't you think?
    1. Thanks for catching that food ad. Those are not supposed to be on my site. I opted out of processed food ads. I will let my ad provider know.

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