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3 Homemade Ice Cream Popsicles (Delicious & Vegan)

3 Homemade Ice Cream Popsicles (Delicious & Vegan)

If you’re trying to beat the heat and enjoy an occasional treat, here are three healthy and nutritious options without all the added sugar and chemicals found in most commercially-prepared treats.

Banana Fudgesicles

Most fudgesicles are packed with chemicals but in only a couple of minutes (plus freezing time) you can enjoy healthier and tastier ones made at home.

1-1/4 cups of almond milk
1 banana, peeled (use 2 if you prefer a sweeter fudgesicle)
3 Tablespoons cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
1 Tablespoon ground chia seeds (optional)

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.  Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until firm.  Makes approximately 6 fudgesicles.

 

Probiotic-Rich Creamsicle Ice Cream

This light orange-colored ice cream is as delicious as it is beautiful.  It tastes like the creamsicles I ate as a child but is so much healthier.  It is high in vitamin C, protein, calcium, magnesium, and of course, health-boosting probiotics.  If you don’t have an ice cream machine pour into popsicle molds for delicious creamsicles.  Serves 4.  Adapted with permission from my upcoming book The Probiotic Miracle.

¾ cup raw, unsalted cashews
1 cup water
1 probiotic capsule or ½ teaspoon of probiotic powder
5 mandarin oranges, peeled, seeds removed
1 cup almond milk
2 fresh medjool dates, pitted
1 teaspoon vanilla powder or pure vanilla extract

In a blender, blend together the cashews and water.  Pour into a small glass or ceramic bowl.  Add the contents of the probiotic capsule or the probiotic powder.  Cover and let ferment for 8 to 12 hours.

In a blender, blend together the cashew mixture, mandarin oranges, almond milk, dates, and vanilla powder or extract until creamy.  Pour into an ice cream maker and make according to manufacturer’s directions, usually 25 to 30 minutes in the machine.

 

Blackberry-Raspberry Sorbet Pops

This recipe is packed with health-promoting proanthocyanidins that boost heart health, fight cancer, and more.  You can enjoy it as a sorbet by adding the blended ingredients to an ice cream maker or turn it into sorbet pops if you prefer.

1-1/2 cups fresh pineapple, cut in cubes
2 cups frozen raspberry
1 cup frozen blackberries
1 cup water

Blend all ingredients in a blender.  Pour into an ice cream maker and make according to manufacturer’s directions OR pour into popsicle molds and freeze.


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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and the upcoming book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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10:11AM PDT on Sep 14, 2014

Thank you

5:07AM PDT on Jul 29, 2014

thank u, for this post, care2

10:00PM PDT on Jul 28, 2014

thanks

12:29AM PDT on Jul 27, 2014

Thanks for sharing!

8:51AM PDT on Jul 24, 2014

Meh, too much work. I'll just eat the fresh fruit thanks.

12:24PM PDT on Jul 20, 2014

Thank you.

6:56AM PDT on Jul 19, 2014

Thank you :)

4:13PM PDT on Jul 17, 2014

yum!

11:15PM PDT on Jul 16, 2014

Lovely !

7:51PM PDT on Jul 16, 2014

Can't wait to try the fruity one!

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