Welcome to another edition of the just better.® Recipe of the Week! We’re celebrating National Freezer Pop Day with delicious and gut-healthy frozen pops!! (There’s a vegan option too!)
Let’s break free from highly processed, sugar-laden store-bought freezer pops and embrace the joy of homemade goodness. By making our own freezer pops, we have full control over the ingredients, ensuring that our gut microbiome stays happy and healthy. Best of all, there’s no added sugars! Yay!
Happy Gut Freezer Pops
Makes 6 Freezer Pops
¾ Cup just better.® prebiotic fiber
1 Cup Full-fat Organic Coconut Milk or Greek Yogurt with Live Cultures
1 Cup Mixed Frozen Organic Berries (blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries)
½ to 1 Full Organic Banana (fresh or frozen)
In a blender, combine the just better.® prebiotic fiber, coconut milk or Greek yogurt, and mixed berries.
Blend until you achieve your desired consistency. We like to keep some bite-sized berries in the mix!
Pour the mixture into six freezer pop molds, leaving a little space at the top for expansion.
If you would like to have bigger chunks of fruit in your freezer pop, add a few berries as you fill your molds. Don’t overdo it because your pops will expand. (We learned the hard way, but we love tasty accidents!!)
Insert the sticks into the molds, ensuring they stand upright.
- Place the molds in the freezer and let them freeze for at least 4 hours or until completely solid. > It helps to start with frozen berries!! ;-)
Tropical Twist: Swap the mixed berries with a combination of pineapple, mango, and shredded coconut for a taste of the tropics.
Lemon Burst: Add the zest and juice of one lemon to the mixture for a tangy and refreshing twist.
Creamy Chocolate: Stir in 2 tablespoons of unsweetened 70% cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup for a rich and chocolaty freezer pop. But is it gut healthy? Oh yes, my friends, it is!! (YUM!)
No Freezer Pop Molds? No problem! If you don't have freezer pop molds, you can still enjoy these gut-healthy treats. Here are a few alternatives:
Muffin Tin & Paper Cups:
Add the paper cups to your muffin tin, fill with the mixture, cover the tin with aluminum foil, and insert a popsicle stick through the foil into the center of each cup. This method will require that you set the pops out for about 10 minutes before digging in!
Ice cube trays:
Pour the mixture into ice cube trays, cover the trays with foil, and insert popsicle sticks into each cube. This method will also require a little patience while they soften. =)
Use silicone baking molds to create fun and unique shapes for your freezer pops. (Kiddos love this!!)
We hope you’ll create your own batch of gut-healthy mixed berry freezer pops! With a little extra effort, making food from scratch not only saves money but also contributes to your long-term healthy living goals.
So, let your imagination run wild with variations, experiment with different flavors, and enjoy the satisfaction of nourishing your body with wholesome homemade treats. Remember, the journey to better health is as delightful as the destination itself!
Live... just better.®!