Just for Licks - Healthy Labor Day Frozen Treats!

Just for Licks - Healthy Labor Day Frozen Treats!

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer (womp, womp), but it's a great reason to “chill” with loved ones. Here are some tips for making healthy frozen treat recipes to keep things cool!

Step 1: Grab some silicone molds! I ordered mine off Amazon: Lebice Popsicle Molds (BPA Free, 6 Ice Pop Makers and only $9.45). These reusable pop makers have a drip tray, a big handle, and are dishwasher safe.

Step 2: Peruse the produce aisle at your fave grocery store and start grabbing fresh fruit! I encourage you to be creative, but if you need some inspiration, here are my two go-tos. I find that simple is best (especially for picky little ones).

Strawberry Creamsicles:

12-14 berries

1 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt

That’s IT!

Toss the berries in the blender ‘til they puree. Spoon some of the puree into the bottom of the mold, and then alternate with yogurt and puree until the mold is full. This will give you the pretty, Pinterest-worthy, swirled look.

Our Family Favorite:

1 banana

2 Cups of blueberries

¼ cup of chia seeds

½ Avocado

Once you've created your tasty puree, pour in mold, put tops on, place in freezer and go watch your favorite Disney movie. 2 hours later, BAM, frozen goodness at your fingertips! 

BTW:

  • No added sugar is needed because they are naturally sweet
  • Use fresh or frozen fruit that has been defrosted
  • Feel free to omit or add fruit
  • If you are REALLY missing summer, they last up to 8 weeks in the freezer!

Enjoy, and have a happy (and healthy) Labor Day!

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