Skip the ice cream parlor and try these all natural, low-calorie popsicles which will keep you cool in the middle of the summer heat. An added bonus: they are packed with fruity fiber and Vitamin C.
Also, be sure to catch Jenny Maloney, a registered dietitian at the Galter LifeCenter and regular Well Community contributor, on ABC 7. She will be presenting healthy cold treats to enjoy during National Ice Cream Month!
Makes 6 to 8
1 cup puréed mango (from peeled fruit)
1 cup puréed ripe peaches (from peeled fruit)
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar
Lime or lemon juice to taste
6 to 8 popsicle sticks
Combine fruit purées in a medium bowl. Heat water and sugar, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add to purées with lime or lemon juice to taste. If you have popsicle molds, fill them, leaving some room at the top to allow for expansion, set the lids in place and insert the sticks through the holes. If you don't have popsicle molds, fill small cups or empty yogurt tubs about 3/4 full, stretch plastic or foil across the top and make a small slit to insert sticks. Freeze until firmly set, 3 to 4 hours. To remove the pops, first remove the lids or wrap, then squeeze the sides of the molds, twisting them slightly, to dislodge the pop. If necessary, rinse the outside of the molds under hot water first.
Per serving (1 popsicle): 40 calories (0 from fat), 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 10g total carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 9g sugar), 0g protein
Source: Whole Foods Market