No more frozen sugar-water (traditionally known as popsicles)
Frozen granola, watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, orange juice…you and your child have much better and healthier options for a refreshing treat on a stick
Yes, popsicle and their ilk are easy and cheap to buy. Why shouldn’t they be? Take a look at the ingredients for the “sugar-free” Orange Pop: Water, Glycerine, Maltodextrin (Corn). Contains 1 Percent or Less of Each of the Following: Citric Acid, Guar Gum, Natural Flavor, Aspartame, Acesulfame Potassium, Locust Bean Gum, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Red 40, Yellow 6. They are made to last forever because, well, did you see anything particularly healthy in that list (besides a bit of Vitamin C).
Compare that with the strawberry-orange ice pops recipe from our friends at ChopChop. Blend strawberries and orange juice; put them in paper cups with a popsicle stick, freeze them for four hours. Eat them.
ChopChop also offers recipes for frozen fruit salad pops, roasted banana pops, granola pops, watermelon pops, kiwi pops, not to mention froyo, smoothies, and cookies plus lots more.
But you don’t have to depend on ChopChop (like we do). If you simply do a web search using “healthy popsicle”, you’ll find dozens of alternatives to the sugary, chemical-laden option you have now.