Summer Heat, Cool Treats

 
Lot801 baby and toddler palms jogger pants
Lot801 baby and toddler palms jogger pants
Lot801 baby and toddler palms jogger pants
Lot801 baby and toddler palms jogger pants
Lot801 baby and toddler palms jogger pants

Summer Heat, Cool Treats

“Summa, Summa, Summertime... Let’s just sit back and unwind.” The Fresh Prince always comes to my mind when summer is near. One thing Will Smith forgot to mention in his lyrics is ‘popsicles’... just as much a part of summatime as anything else.

Little ones love popsicles... Ok, we all love them! Cool and refreshing on a hot day. But, like many moms, I’m not thrilled feeding my kids frozen sugar on a stick. My littles would eat popsicles all day long, so I had to come up with a healthier option.

See if you can get down with this: no added sugar, no artificial sweeteners and best of all; they’re loaded with vitamins, nutrients and even protein! “Popsicles for every meal”, said no mom, ever. But with these recipes, it could be an option.

Here are five kid-friendly, mom-approved recipes. The yogurt popsicles will serve up a huge punch of protein, they’re good enough for breakfast! Your babes will love it when you offer-up a frozen treat first thing in the morning. #MomOfTheYear status right there!

And since you’re so great, you’ve earned that mixer on a stick (check out bonus popsicle #6. Adults only ;))

1. Greek Yogurt Berry Pops

2 C plain Greek yogurt

1/4 C honey

1 1/2 C berries of choice

Optional (extra punch of health) 2 TBSP chia seeds

> Blend all ingredients. Scoop or pour into popsicle molds. Freeze.

 

2. Coco Berry Cooler

2 C coconut water

1 C berries

> Combine and pour into molds. Freeze.

 

3. Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Dream

1 large banana

1 TBSP honey

2 TBSP PB Fit (Powdered peanut butter)

2 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla

1 C plain Greek yogurt

1 C unsweetened almond milk

> Blend everything together and pour into molds. Add a touch of crunch and cuteness

by spooning some crush nuts into the molds before pouring liquid. Freeze.

 

4. Orange Creamsicle

1 C orange juice

1 C plain Greek yogurt

1 tsp vanilla

2 TBSP honey

Optional: 1 banana

> Combine and mix well. If using a banana, blend well. Add to popsicle molds and

freeze.

 

5. Brain Freezy, Easy Popsicles

1 packet Crystal Light Pure (this is made with Stevia so no chemicals)

1 C water

> Mix packet in water. Pour into molds and freeze. Simple as that!

 

6. Mama Margarita (Exhausted parents only)

2 C watermelon chunks

1/4 C blackberries

1/2 C limeade

1/2 C tequila

1/4 C triple sec

> Blend all ingredients until mixed well. Pour into mold and freeze. Now... “it’s summa

summa summertime. Let’s just sit back and unwind”

 

Little babe styled in our You + Me tee HERE and Palms Jogger Pants HERE.

-Elyse (make sure to follow Elyse on Instagram HERE)