Cool down this summer with homemade popsicles, like these refreshing Creamy Raspberry-Orange Popsicles. Raspberries, which are currently in season, are antioxidant powerhouses high in vitamin C, B vitamins, and fiber. They get their reddish color from anthocyanins, which boast antimicrobial properties and help prevent the overgrowth of bacteria within the body. So snack smart and reach for these fruity pops the next time you’re in the mood for a frozen treat!
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1 cup orange juice
1 cup plain soy yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. agave nectar
- Mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor until they are well combined and the texture is consistent.
- Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for a few hours.
Makes about 6 full-size popsicles
Tip: If you have trouble removing the popsicles from their molds, briefly run the mold under warm water or let the popsicles sit at room temperature for a few minutes before removing them.
Alternate serving suggestion: Fill an ice-cube tray with the mixture. Insert a toothpick into the center of each ice cube mold. Freeze, then enjoy bite-size popsicle treats!
Written by Lauren Gordon, who is a certified holistic health counselor.