As most of you know, NYC is currently in the midst of a terrible heat wave.
This heat wave, coupled with high humidity levels, poses a unique set of health and nutritional challenges to kids, the elderly and dieters such as myself.
Of course dehydration and heat stroke are amongst the most common health hazards of such high temperatures.
To help ward off dehydration and heat stroke, while treating my friends and family to a delicious and nutritious dessert, I’ve put together the following sugar free popsicles recipe.
I chose to create a sugar free popsicles recipe because sugar has the potential to cause dehydration, especially when coupled with high temperatures.
By making these popsicles sugar free, I can watch my friends and family indulge in as many of these nutritious popsicles as they wish without worrying about the amount of sugar they are consuming.
Why Paleo Popsicles?
My inspiration for this recipe comes from the Paleo diet, which is one of the healthiest and most practical diets I have ever encountered.
For those of you who are not familiar with this unique dietary lifestyle: The Paleo diet is in fact a byproduct of the clean eating movement and encompasses such principles as:
- Avoiding processed and refined foods: Ex white flour and sugar, processed oils
- Drinking water instead of soda
- Eating organic fruit and vegetables as often as possible
- Reducing your carbon footprint by purchasing local, seasonal foods that are not packaged
- Consuming healthy fats such as olive oil and coconut oil
- Purchasing humanely raised meats which are often antibiotic free as well
- Avoiding gluten by not consuming grains and legumes
- Avoiding the consumption of dairy product
Paleo Mixed Berry Popsicles with Coconut Milk
- 1 cup Trader Joe’s Organic Mixed Berry Blend
- 4 Oz coconut milk
- 8 Oz coconut water
- 1/3 cup lemon juice for sour popsicles
- 2 tbsp honey for sweeter popsicles
Sugar Free Popsicles Preparation
- In a large blender, blend all ingredients together
- Pour into popsicle molds
- Freeze for about 5-6 hours
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