We All Scream for Popsicles!

Courtesy of "Ice Pop Joy"

Courtesy of “Ice Pop Joy”

It’s summer, it’s hot, its time…for an iccy Popsicle! Oh yeah, that’s what I’m talking about.  And it is sooo refreshing, especially in the heat of the day.  If you are preggo, you need to cool down and hydrate, yes we have talked so much about that.  It is important to stay cool, and keep up the embryonic fluid.  If you are nursing, hydration continues to be a daily focus – if your lips are chapped, ummm, start drinking some water!  And Pops are the BEST for a teething toddler to suck on, so soothing.  Kids of all ages love pops.  So invest in some Popsicle making trays and blend away.  We encourage you to use all organic and seasonal ingredients - and berries are totally in season right now. You can add protein powder and nuts to make it more nutritious.  And when you are in charge, you control the sweetener...so get behind the wheel mama!  Its a truly refreshing and delicious way to indulge this summer!

Anni Daulter, author of “Ice, Pop, Joy,” is allowing us to post a wonderful recipe this month called Bluebird, its on page 30 of her amazing pop cookbook.  Thanks Anni!!

Bluebird

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup blackberries or boysenberries
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 2 teaspoons acai powder
  • 4 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 cup purified water

Put the blueberries, blackberries, pineapple, acai powder, coconut sugar, and water into a blender, and blend all ingredients together into a smooth texture.  Pour mixture into a chosen pop mold and put sticks in place.  Freeze pops until solid.  Makes 8 (4 ounce) pops.

Alisa B. Donner, MSW, LCSW, Co-founder of Pregnancy Awareness Month, Mom to an amazing wonder, and a HUGE fan of Anni Daulter and this ice pop book, it is one of my Go To Books, seriously if I don’t freeze these recipes I drink them as smoothies!

DISCLAIMER:

Pregnancy Awareness Month’s blog post is for moms and expectant parents by moms (and of course some experts sprinkled in – some moms’ are licensed board certified experts!).  HOWEVER, we are not giving blanket ADVICE on what you should be doing, eating, how you should be exercising, parenting, etc.  These are opinions , food for thought…think about it all, talk with your mate, and when it comes to diet, exercise, and health questions, ALWAYS discuss and seek advice from your medical health provider.

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