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Cool Down with a Popsicle

There’s nothing like a popsicle to cool you down on a hot summer day. But most store brands are loaded with sugar, artificial ingredients and food dyes.Save your health, and some money this summer by making your very own popsicles at home. You can either use a Popsicle mold or Dixie cups with Popsicle sticks. If you use Dixie cups, cover them with aluminum foil and cut a hole for the Popsicle stick to go through- that will help keep the stick in place. Here are some of our favorite, kid friendly Popsicle recipes.
Orange Creamsicle 
1/2 banana
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. honey
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
Blend everything together, pour into a Popsicle mold and freeze overnight.
Mango Dream
1 large mango
1/4 cup full fat plain yogurt
2 tbsp. honey
1/4 tsp. vanilla
Red, White and Blue Pops
¾ cup sliced strawberries
¾ cup blueberries
½ cup fresh apple juice
Mix the strawberries and blueberries together in a bowl and divide them equally into your Popsicle molds then just fill the rest of the mold with apple juice.
Watermelon Squares
Watermelon is one of those fruits that just screams summer. All you have to do to make a delicious treat is cut up large chunks of watermelon and stick in a Popsicle stick before freezing.

Frozen Smoothies                                                                                                                                                                                         To make things even easier just blend together your favorite smoothie- you can even add veggies – and pour them into a popsicle mold, even things like protein powder and veggies are easily hidden to make a delicious summer treat.


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