Make Your Own Healthy & Fresh Spa Popsicles

What flavor is growing in your garden? Relying on less sugar and more thirst-quenching fresh fruit for their flavors, spa popsicles are a healthier alternative. Here is a recipe from Rancho Valencia Spa in southern California, where citrus from the gardens gets juiced for popsicles and offered along with the spa treatments. For more flavors and ideas, visit Gardenista. All photographs via Rancho Valencia.

Avocado-Lime Popsicles


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 medium ripe avocados
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice


  • Make a simple syrup by combining water and sugar in a saucepan and bringing it to a boil; boil until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Remove the flesh from the avocado, and puree it along with salt and simple syrup.
  • Add lime juice and blend.
  • Pour the mixture into molds and freeze until solid (for from three to five hours).

Other flavors at Rancho Valencia Spa include Blood-orange (above) and lemonade-cucumber (below).

Looking for more fresh recipes to try? Visit Gardenista‘s posts Crispy Thai Snapper and Honey Bruschetta for summery meals.

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Marie W.
Marie W4 years ago

A little organic sugar is nice.

Elisa F.
Elisa F4 years ago

Yum! I'd like to try some of these. Thanks for sharing.

Karolina Zakonek
Karolina Zakonek5 years ago

Mmmmm mmmmm mmmmmm!

Duane B.
.5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Monica D.
Monica D5 years ago

This sounds really good, though I wonder about the half-cup of sugar ...

Zazgyva A.
Zazgyva A5 years ago

wow... wondering how they taste...

Miranda Parkinson

mmmm these look and sound soo good! Wish I had some waiting in the frige!

Isabel Ramirez
Isabel Ramirez5 years ago

ooooh! I've got to try this! thank you for sharing

Darla Taylor
Past Member 5 years ago

Thanks for the recipe.

Sonya Armenia Redfield