Food & Drink Friday Recipe

Recipe Friday – Creamy Green Popsicles

July 1, 2017
Green Popsicle

Green PopsicleThis creamy green popsicle is packed with healthy ingredients to keep the skin hydrated, smooth, and beautiful.

The best foods for the skin are high in water content to keep the skin hydrated, and high in antioxidants and vitamins to bring the best out of your skin. Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients in this creamy green popsicle.

Avocados are a certified super food, containing essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and amino acids. They are known to increase the absorption of important nutrients such as beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and lutein. The D-manno-heptulose sugar found in avocados helps improve the production of collagen, which is crucial to keeping the skin healthy and young.

Coconut water is packed with fluids and electrolytes that not only keep you hydrated, but your skin as well. Hydrated skin is healthy, glowing skin.

Lime, like all citrus fruits are know for their beneficial effects on the skin. Lime helps rejuvenate your skin and protects it from infections, thanks to its antioxidant, disinfectant and antibiotic properties.

Kiwi is jam-packed with tiny, black seeds that contain the high levels of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, that is responsible for improving the moisture and elasticity of skin.
Green Popsicle

Green Popsicle

Green Popsicle

Green Popsicle

Green Popsicle

Creamy Green Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 2 Avocados
  • ½ Banana
  • Juice of 1-2 limes
  • 1-2 Kiwi
  • Coconut water
  • Bee Free Honey to sweeten as desired.

 

Method:

  1. Peel and dice avocados and banana.
  2. Juice 2 limes. (use less if you don’t like tart flavors)
  3. Blend avocados, banana and lime juice in a blender until smooth.
  4. Add 8+ ounces of Coconut Water (or until consistency desired) and blend.
  5. To sweeten add Bee Free Honey to preferred sweetness. (optional) and blend.
  6. Peel and slice kiwi into thin round pieces.

 

Popsicle molds:

Add a slice or two of kiwi to the popsicle mold. Pour or spoon mixture into molds leaving almost a ¼ inch from the top. As it freezes, the mixture will expand. If using wooden popsicle sticks soak them in luke warm water before setting them in the popsicle molds.

Freeze: Approximately 6 hours.

 

Ready to eat: Run popsicle mold under luke warm water to release the popsicle from the mold.

 

Enjoy a refreshing and healthy treat!  

 

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