Remember the sweet sound of bells ringing as the ice cream truck or dickie dee ( whatever you called it!!) drove by the neighbourhood, it was a sound of summer for sure. Kids running inside to grab a buck or two and race over to snag a cold sugary treat. Refreshing yes, healthy probably not. With summer being such an amazingly hot one for us this year we thought we would share some of our yummy, healthy and refreshing popsicle recipes with you. Popsicles are the perfect summer treat, and there is no need to seek out the ice cream truck on a hot summer day when you can prepare a healthier often tastier version in your own home. 

So let us tempt you with a few of out tried and tested favs!!

Let’s replace that ever popular fudgsicle with a rawsicle!
Depending on the size of your popsicle mold each of the recipes should yield approx. 6-12 frozen treats 🙂

Start with both the meat and water of 2-3 young thai coconuts
1 TBLS of Agave nectar or coconut nectar
1 TBLS of Lucuma powder 
1 TBLS of Maca powder
4 TBLS of Cacao powder
1 TBLS of Tocotrienols ( gives it a nice creamy texture and adds a healthy dose of vitamin E)
Add a pinch of himalayan or celtic salt
Add a pinch or more of vanilla powder ( we like a few pinches!!)

Simply blend everything together, place in mold , freeze and sit back relax and enjoy!! 

This one is sort of a take on the creamsicle, now known as the Cashew Creamsicle!!

Soak 2 cups of cashews for at least 4 hours, drain and rinse
Add the juice of 2 oranges
Add 1 mango sliced
1 TBLS of Agave nectar ( sometimes more depending on how sweet the oranges end up being so have a small taste before freezing)

Again a pinch of salt, blend, freeze, enjoy!!

For a super refreshing popsicle try this fruity combination we call the Popsicle Powerhouse with added antioxidants ( always a bonus while spending time in the sun)
2 or 3 handfuls of either Strawberry or Raspberry
1 cup of Pineapple
A large handful of goji berries that you will soak in a cup of water until soft, but keep the water to add as well
1-2 TBLS of fresh lime juice
1 TBLS of both or either Acai powder or Camu Camu

Blend this powerhouse popsicle together, freeze it and enjoy its amazing goodness over and over again!!

Hopefully we have helped you cool down a little and maybe given you a fun inside activity to do with the kids that they are sure to enjoy afterwards!!

 
Do you have a favourite childhood summer treat that you have revamped into a healthier, maybe even raw version?  Or is there one you would like us to try to experiment with?  

Stay sun safe, and enjoy what this wonderful weather has to offer 🙂


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