With things heating up around here, I’ve officially declared it “popsicle season”. Popsicles are an awesome way to beat the heat without breaking the bank. Don’t get me wrong, ice cream is amazing; there’s no question why people scream for it! 🙂 However, popsicles tend to be a little easier on the wallet and the waistline, especially if you go for homemade healthy popsicle recipes.
These healthy popsicle recipes aren’t just for adults. In fact, they’re a great way to get little ones to consume something nutritious without a lot of fuss. Seriously, with most of these healthy popsicle recipes the kids won’t even realize they’re eating something good for them.
Going with homemade healthy popsicle recipes is a great way to save money and get something that is actually good for you. Many of the inexpensive popsicles at the grocery store are a lot of sugar and flavoring versus real produce. However, just because your saving money doesn’t mean you’re investing time. Most of these healthy popsicle recipes are quick and easy. In fact, the biggest time commitment is waiting for them to freeze!
Perhaps my favorite thing about these healthy popsicle recipes is that they are so customizable. You can really control what you’re eating including reaching for organic produce or mixing up the flavors. Don’t be afraid to experiment with these healthy popsicle recipes, and if you come up with something tasty, please share the results in the comments!
So, without further ado, let’s kick off popsicle season with 15 of my favorite healthy popsicle recipes!
1. Homemade “Go-Gurt” With Hidden Veggies (Freebie Finding Mom) – Okay, so I guess this first healthy popsicle recipe isn’t technically a popsicle… it’s yogurt in a squeeze tube, but you can freeze this for a delicious and nutritious treat.
2. Homemade Orange Juice and Fruit Popsicles (Freebie Finding Mom) – You can whip up this healthy popsicle recipe with as few as 2 ingredients! This is definitely a recipe you can experiment with and come up with tons of yummy variations.
3. Low-Sugar Fat-Free Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Pops (Kalyn’s Kitchen) – I can’t wait to snag some fresh strawberries from my local farmer’s market to use in this healthy popsicle recipe! Tip: Looking for ways to save money at your farmer’s market? Check out this article.
4. Tangerine Blackberry Ice Pops (Mama Likes To Cook) – Looking for a slightly exotic or out of the ordinary popsicle flavor? Then this healthy popsicle recipe is for you! Bonus: All you have to do to make these frosty treats is put all the ingredients in a blender, combine, and pour into a mold.
5. Peaches-And-Cream Frozen Pops (Sidewalk Shoes) – This healthy popsicle recipe is a little more complex than most of the others in this article but it is well worth the extra ingredients and work. Trust me, these peaches and cream popsicles will be fav in your house!
6. Pineapple Orange Pops (Cincy Shopper) – If you’re looking for a super frugal healthy popsicle recipe, look no further. This one only calls for two ingredients and instead of popsicle molds, the chef used plain old Dixie cups (or a generic version). Pretty creative and frugal, right?
7. Homemade Grape Popsicles (Cincy Shopper) – Healthy popsicle recipes don’t get much healthier than this. Seriously, you can make these popsicles with just fresh grapes! Note: The chef does add 2 tsp of sugar to sweeten hers but you could skip this ingredient.
8. Strawberry Sundae Yogurt Ice Pops (Two Healthy Kitchens) – Just because you’re trying healthy popsicle recipes doesn’t mean you have to give up yummy things like chocolate! These popsicles pack a punch in the nutrition and taste department. They have mini chocolate chips, strawberries, and Greek yogurt for added protein.
9. Creamy Peach Popsicles (A Latte Food) – Here’s another variation on peaches and cream popsicles. This healthy popsicle recipe is great when you’re pressed for time as it only requires 5 minutes of prep!
10. Strawberry Chocolate Cheesecake Pops (A Latte Food) – With words like “chocolate” and “cheesecake” in the title, you may be skeptical about just how healthy this healthy popsicle recipe is. Don’t worry, I wouldn’t steer you wrong. With fresh fruit, almond milk, and Greek yogurt, this recipe manages to retain nutritional goodness without sacrificing taste.
11. Homemade Strawberry Kiwi Spritzer Popsicles (The Jenny Evolution) – The end result of this healthy popsicle recipe is almost as pretty as it is delicious! While the strawberry-kiwi combination is a must try, don’t hesitate to try different variations on this recipe to fit your family’s tastes.
12. Bananas Foster Popsicles (Snappy Gourmet) – Have some bananas you need to use up? May I suggest this healthy popsicle recipe? Use rum extract to make these kid-friendly or whip up a batch with real rum for an adult’s only treat.
13. Peach Blueberry Dixie Pops (Couponing For 4) – Here’s another 2 ingredient healthy popsicle recipe that is sure to be a hit in your home. Again, it’s a super quick and easy option when you’re short on time.
14. Watermelon Pops Recipe (The Country Chic Cottage) – I love watermelon but the most economical way to buy it is to buy the whole melon which is just too much for my small family to consume. This really creates a dilemma for me. I hate to waste money but I also hate to waste food. This healthy popsicle recipe is a great way to use up some of that extra watermelon before it spoils!
15. Red, White, and Blue Yogurt Pops Recipe (The Country Chic Cottage) – This healthy popsicle recipe is perfect for Independence Day celebrations. If you’re looking for other “patriotic foods”, check out these firecracker pretzels.
Happy popsicle season from the Freebie Finding Mom! I hope these healthy popsicle recipes hit the spot. if you’re looking for other snacks, tempt your tastebuds with: