Who doesn’t love a cold Popsicle on a hot summer day or night? These icy treats are great ways to stay cool of course, but nowadays there are some amazing recipes that turn the old fashioned sugar water pop into a nutritious and healthy snack! If you are a PAM Blog Reader, you should know the message loud and clear by now from me that in the summer, especially if you are pregnant or nursing, you need to stay cool and hydrated. It is important, from the balancing of your electrolytes, to the maintenance of your amniotic fluid for your growing baby, to making sure that your milk supply stays up. It is also fantastic for your skin and your joints. Water and fluids are a great way to beat the heat and turns out are also a fantastic way to sneak a healthy fun snack to a toddler or young children too! Heck let’s get real, I will gobble up a good pop anytime it is offered.
It’s peach season, so here’s a wonderful recipe for a pop from PAM fan and friend Anni Daulter, and author of Ice Pop Joy. Thanks Anni for letting us share this with our readers!
2 Cups chopped peaches (4 medium peaches)
1 Cup chopped pineapple (if you used can please organic and no sugar added)
1 Cup chopped mango
juice of 1/2 lemon (1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons juice)
1/4 cup raw agave nectar
1 cup Greek yogurt
Combine peaches, pineapple, and mango in blender, and blend. Add lemon juice, agave nectar, and yogurt, and puree until smooth. Pour mixture into chosen pop molds and put sticks in place. Freeze pops until solid. Makes 8 (4 oz) pops.
If you haven’t bought Anni’s book, please consider it, she has so many wonderful recipes in it! My family loves it!!! Get it on Amazon.