Sunday, July 15, 2012

Popsicle: Healthy Frozen Treat

Are you sitting at home right now craving a cold sweet snack? It is summer, and with the kind of day we had today in New York, everyone is probably running to the ice cream truck. So it is important to be prepared for days like these so you don't stack up your calorie consumption trying to stay cool. 

Desserts are tricky because we all have times when we crave something sweet and cold. So what is one way to satisfy both cravings without blowing your calorie count out of the water? Popsicles!

Per the nutrition information on, a regular orange, cherry, or grape Popsicle only contains about 45 calories. Granted, it is not loaded with protein and other healthy nutrients, but that is a very reasonable amount of calories for a sweet treat.

Not crazy about orange, cherry, or grape? There are many Popsicle brands right now besides - well - Popsicle. So I'm sure if you go to your local grocery store, you'd find a few other options with just as few calories. And if you stick to sugar free, you'd probably get even less calories. Sugar free Posicles contain as little as 15 calories.

Now, if you really want to stick to natural path, the best version of Popsicle you can have is the one you make at home. All you need to do is blend some fruit, pour it in some Popsicle trays, and freeze it. Low calories, natural, and satisfies your daily fruit and vegetable requirement. Excellente!

So if you were just sitting on your couch trying not to think of the ice cream in your freezer, maybe run to the store and get some Popsicles instead?

I found a video with a great Popsicle recipe. Try it today.

Cheers Eights & Weights!

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