I have something to tell you.
I have an addiction.
To popsicles.

You may call me a five year old, but let's be honest, the are just about the best summer snack. ever.

I've been experimenting with new homemade recipes, so I thought I'd share; so, you too, can become addicted. The best part is that each of the recipes are healthy, so you don't need to feel guilty about eating one after another. Feel free to add corn syrup or sugar infested fruit juices, but in that case, you may need to feel guilty if you eat more than two in sequence.

Each concoction yields approximately 4 popsicles. I typically don't use measuring cups since this is such small portions, so bear with me.

Here are some of my most recent favs:

What You'll Need:
A blender
Popsicle Holders (I have the "Jelly Belly" popsicle holders. They come in a pack of four and they've worked great. And yes, I do realize they look like a crayon box. I tried to find "grown up" ones but they simple don't exist)

Coconut Pineapple:
3/4 cup Coconut Milk (purchase the "light" variety in the can)
3 Pineapple Rings (canned or fresh)
1/2 cup Pineapple Juice
1 Tbsp Sugar (optional)

Mix in blender, pour into popsicle container.

Strawberry Banana:
4 whole Strawberries
1 Banana
1/2 cup milk (I use almond milk or 2%)
Spoonful of Sugar (optional)

Put in blender, pour into popsicle containers. I like blend it enough that there are still a few whole chunks, it tastes better!

Yogurt Bars:
I cup of of Vanilla Yogurt
1/2 cup Blueberries
1 spoonful of Honey

Blend together & pour.
Easy peasy!

(Other combos that are delicious: use raspberries and/or blackberries!)

Pudding Pop!
Using low-fat milk, make sugar-free, fat-free chocolate pudding from the box
Once finished, pour into blender
Add 1 banana

Blender, pour, freeze, enjoy.

(Other combos: vanilla pudding with raspberries and/or bananas)

Kiwi + Lime
2 Peeled kiwi
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice

Blend, pour. Return in two hours, EAT!

I need to get more creative with these...I'd like to make one that tastes like KEY LIME PIE (maybe blend some graham crackers in?!).

Have any good homemade popsicle recipes you'd like to share?! I'm always up for trying them!

Clearly, some things never change.

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