07.07.2013

Summertime, Guilt-free Popsicles!

In my opinion, popsicles are the quintessential summertime sweet treat-they’re cold, sweet, and easy to eat at the beach, by the pool, or inside cooling off. However, when I went to the stores to fill my freezer with them, I was surprised at how much went into the simple little sticks! What I found was all sorts of added sugars and artificial flavors and colors-many of which I couldn’t even pronounce! A bit disappointed, but still determined to incorporate popsicles into my summer diet, I altered my search-I found an AMAZING popsicle maker at Sur La Table.

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The Zoku Popsicle Maker is my newest toy! All you do is freeze the thing for 24 hours, then pour the juice in it, and in 7-10 minutes you have yourself a popsicle! Here’s what I used:

3/4 cup of fresh, 100% organic orange juice (straight from the oranges-not oj from concentrate!)

Diced up strawberries for bonus sweetness/healthiness.

THAT’S IT!

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Voila! They came out just as sweet as the store-bought popsicles, and they only have 35-40 calories per popsicle! Not to mention the vitamin C and other good stuff that comes from fruits. Using my own popsicle maker, I am now able to indulge in this famous summertime treat guilt free!

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{Zoku Quick Pop Maker can be found here at Sur la Table}

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