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jillnicole03 09-10-2008 12:36 PM

Yummy popsicles low cal!

2c lemonade
1c apple juice
1/4c ginger juice
1/4c fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
4tsp grated ginger
2tsp honey (or agave nectar)
1 lime thinly sliced
1/2 lemon thinly sliced

30 calories-0g fat per pop
Simmer lemonade, all juices, ginger and honey in a small saucepan for 10minutes, then let cool. Put citrus slices in molds; add juice mixture and sticks. Freeze 6 hours.

1/2c fresh or bottled lime juice
1/4c honey (or agave nectar)
4cups red grapes, halved
1/4c packed fresh mint

57calories-0.1g fat per pop
Whisk lime juice and honey in a bowl until honey dissolves. Stir in 2cups cold water. Spoon grapes and mint into molds. Add lime-honey mixture and sticks. Freeze 6 hours.

*Strawberry-Sunflower Pops
1/3c shelled unsalted sunflower seeds
3cups hulled and halved strawberries
3/4c strawberry juice
3/4c pineapple juice
3tbsp sugar (or your substitute)
1 ripe banana

51calories-1.6g fat per pop
Heat oven to 300*. Roast sunflower seeds in a shallow pan for 6 minutes; star and roast 4 minutes more. Simmer berries, juices and sugar in a medium saucepan for 5 minutes. Let cool. Transfer mixture to a blnder; add banana; blend until smooth. Stir in seeds. Fill molds & add sticks. Let freeze 6 hours.

*Wild-Berry Pops
1 1/2c fresh blackberries
1 1/2c fresh blueberries
1cup lowfat plain yogurt (again or your yogurt subst.)
1cup prepared blueberry juice
2 tbsp honey (or agave nectar)
2tbsp fresh lemon juice

38calories-0.3 fat per pop
BLEND 3/4c blackberries and 3/4c blueberries, with yogurt, blueberry juice, honey and lemon juice in a blender until smooth. Stir in remaining berries. Pour into molds & add sticks. Freeze 6 hours.

If you don't have a mold, use 3oz dixie cups and place a craft stick in each when mixture is partially frozen!

peachcake 09-10-2008 02:08 PM

Yum, I never thought of making my own popsicles but maybe it's something I should try.


jillnicole03 09-10-2008 03:17 PM

Me too... I found these in SHAPE magazine and typed in just for all my 3FC'ers to share! :)

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