Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Paleo and Vegan Fourth of July Inspired Popsicles

With the Fourth of July coming up, I've been on a bit of an American food kick. This has also translated into red, white and/or blue food. The latter however, is a bit difficult to find naturally so I should really say red and white food. Like these healthy popsicles:

Healthy Popsicles by Welcome to Mommyhood #paleo #vegan #healthypopsicles

Obsessed. I am so obsessed. 

They were so easy to make that I wondered why I ever feared delving into the world of popsicle making. I'm not sure what it is that I love most about them - the fact that they contain real fruits, that they are so refreshing, so easy to make, that they are healthy? How about that these are also paleo and vegan! So much win. 

Okay, enough gushing about them, here's what I did: 


Servings 

4 popsicles (I couldn't help but eat one once I started getting them out for their photoshoot! ... oops?) 



Healthy Popsicles by Welcome to Mommyhood #paleo #vegan #healthypopsicles

Kitchen tools

  • Blender
  • Measuring spoons and cups
  • 4 popsicle molds or dixie cups and popsicle sticks


Healthy Popsicles by Welcome to Mommyhood #paleo #vegan #healthypopsicles

Ingredients

  • About 1/4 cup blueberries (about 60 ml) 
  • 4 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk (60 ml) 
  • 1 banana 
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon honey or agave [thank you Claire for the tip!]

Healthy Popsicles by Welcome to Mommyhood #paleo #vegan #healthypopsicles

Instructions

  • Blend blueberries, honey and 4 tablespoons coconut milk
  • Pour into popsicle molds
  • Put into freezer for half an hour
  • Blend 1/4 cup coconut milk and 1 banana 
  • Pour over the blueberry mixture, add sticks 
  • Freeze for three to four hours

Healthy Popsicles by Welcome to Mommyhood #paleo #vegan #healthypopsicles

For more healthy recipes, be sure to stop by my Healthy Desserts page! For some (p)inspiration, visit my Healthy Desserts board on pinterest.  

Thanks for stopping by!
Yuliya