Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Detox-Friendly Summer Popsicles



When it’s this hot outside, an icy-cold treat is heaven-sent. But there aren’t a lot of options in the frozen foods aisle that aren’t packed with sugar. Sophie Milrom thought she could address this gap—all while studying for her law school exams. (Yep, she’s a 28-year-old business owner with a JD/MBA from NYU.)
EatPops, which launched in 2014, is a line of popsicles that are essentially frozen smoothies and fresh-pressed juices, all made with real fruit and no artificial ingredients. They’re currently available at Whole Foods in New York City and on Amazon Fresh, but we also learned that they’re really easy to make. Sophie shared recipes for three of her most popular flavors, and also gave us three new variations she’s been perfecting. You can freeze these in ice pop molds, paper cups, or even ice cube trays.
Cleanse
Sweet and spicy, these lemonade-flavored popsicles are a perfect snack in a hot day.
(Makes 8 - 10 popsicles)
13 ounces filtered water
1 cup + 1 tablespoon lemon juice
3/4 cup agave nectar
cayenne pepper, to taste (skip the cayenne if you're making these for kids)

Directions
1. Whisk together water, lemon juice, agave nectar, and cayenne pepper.
2. Pour into ice pop molds and freeze for at least 5 hours—these keep for up to 6 months.
Activate
(Makes 8 - 10 popsicles)
Bright red in color and wonderfully sweet and earthy, we especially love these with a little fresh ginger thrown in. 
3 apples
2 beets
2 carrots

Directions
1. Juice apples, beets, and carrots.
2. Whisk together and pour into ice pop molds.
3. Freeze for at least 5 hours—these last up to 6 months.
Detox Water
(Makes 8 - 10 popsicles)
These are great with any fruit, though our favorites are raspberries, blueberries, mango, pineapple, and kiwi.
3 cups coconut water
+/- 1 cup fruit of choice
Directions
1. Divide coconut water between ice pop molds.
2. Add fruit and freeze for at least 5 hours—these last up to 6 months.
Celebrate
(Makes 8 - 10 popsicles)
The mint turns these popsicles a surprising color, but they taste like the best agua fresca you've ever had.
5 cups cubes seedless watermelon
1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
Directions
1. Blend watermelon and mint until smooth.
2. Pour into ice pop molds and freeze for at least 5 hours - these last up to 6 months.
Refresh
(Makes 8 - 10 popsicles)
So refreshing, but can be a tad too sweet. Start with 1/2 cup agave and add more to taste.
3 cucumbers
1/2 cup filtered water
1 cup agave nectar
1/3 cup lightly packed basil leaves

Directions
1. Use a juicer to nice the cucumbers.
2. Blend the cucumber juice with water, agave, basil until smooth.
3. Pour into ice pop molds and freeze for at least 5 hours - these keep for up to 6 months.
Restore
(Makes 8 - 10 popsicles)
Our favorite kale smoothie in popsicle form-yum.
1 banana, preferable very ripe
1/2 cup chopped kale
1 cup cubes pineapple
Directions
1. Puree banana, kale, and pineapple in a blender.
2. Pour into ice pop molds and freeze for at least 5 hours - these last up to 6 months.
This post was adapted from goop.com

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