This morning I made some fresh juice with carrots, apples, cucumber and a beet. It’s probably one of the best treats I can give myself in the morning. The taste is killer! And the way it makes me feel is wonderful! Fresh squeezed juice gets the nutrients into your bloodstream faster in that your body doesn’t have to do the digestion work. Honestly, I can say that I feel a “buzz” from drinking raw fruit/veggie juice. It’s that good!
Orange, greens, carrot, beet and pineapple juices. YUM! [photo via blog.londolozi.com/]
So, then I got to thinking about how good fresh squeezed juice would be as a popsicle. It is summer, right?! So, I did some searching online for inspiration and found some images of homemade popsicles, along with recipes and such. Some people add fresh fruit to the mix. Some get fancy and make striped pops by separating the juices by flavor. It’s all a matter of how much time you have, or how you like them. I think they’d all be tasty. Can’t wait to try this out.
Adding a layer of coconut milk (white layer in this photo) is a good idea! [photo via totalbeauty.com/]
You could use popsicle molds like these ones I found on Amazon. Or some people just use plain old plastic cups and a stick (you can buy the sticks and cups on amazon as well).
These were made with cups and sticks. Easy & simple to do. [photo via recipe.com]
Any chopped up fresh fruit can be added – sliced strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, etc. Or diced peach, diced mango, diced kiwi, etc. You could also even do dried fruits like raisins, chopped dates or cranberries! The possibilities are literally endless when it comes to these pops. Coconut milk or almond milk added would be a good touch as well.
Fresh juice plus added fruit chunks or dried fruit. [photo via finecooking.com]
What I suggest is juicing the veggies or fruits, you can separate them if you’d like, or don’t worry about it. Pour into molds or cups, add fruit if desired. Freeze. Enjoy in a couple hours! If you don’t have a juicer you could even blend the fruit/veggies and use that or strain through a nut milk bag. This would work well too.
Fresh squeezed orange juice with fresh sliced berries. Freeze the cups and enjoy. [photo via fashionaddictedfoodies.com]
Share with me YOUR favorite popsicle flavors. Have you tried using fresh fruit/veggie juice for popsicles?
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