DIY Easy (And Healthy) Popsicles
Posted on 09 July 2018
Summer has officially hit and it is H-O-T. I was wandering down the frozen food aisle (AKA the ice cream aisle because it's the best one) and I hear Declan ask for popsicles. Not gonna lie, I wanted them as much, if not more than him... and then I started investigating the ingredients and nutrition facts. I know, spoils allllll the fun, but what I read gave me a whole new perspective on those cold treats I thought were primarily just ice. (Un)shockingly, many of them had the first ingredient listed as SUGAR and absolutely no nutritional value. Yep. That is when this mama decides to DIY. So I did and it was mega easy and the boys LOVE them... I call that #winning.
- I started off by cutting the watermelon and peaches into chunks so they were easy to blend up. Honestly, I did not measure anything and that's the beauty of this! YOU customize your popsicles. I used about 2 medium slices of watermelon and 1 peach.
- Next, I dumped a watermelon flavored Hint into my blender. I always put the liquids in first. I LOVE these because they add some flavor, hydration, and contain
no added sugar.You could definitely just use water if you wanted! I just wanted that extra pop of flavor.
- I put the fruit into the blender and blended until a smooth consistency.
- Before filling the little baggies, I labeled them with the contents of the popsicle, such as "Watermelon Peach" with a permanent marker.
- Carefully, use the funnel (it comes with the FroZip bags that I linked up there) to dump the mixture into the baggy up to the fill line. Zip her upand put in the freezer to harden up.
- Each baggy has a zip seal that can be opened and zipped shut, however I found it easier to just cut the top off so it came out easier. I do recommend letting them sit out for a few minutes before enjoying because they can be harder for little hands to squeeze them out when they are rock solid.