Natural fruit popsicles: recipes and benefits

It is quite possible that the ice creams they constitute one of the products par excellence of the summer. Although it is true that they can be enjoyed practically throughout the year (and in fact they are consumed all year round although it is cold and we are in the middle of winter), during the summer they have the quality of refreshing us inside, a virtue of vital importance above all if it is very hot.

Currently it is possible to find in the market a wide variety of ice creams for all tastes and all flavors. However, what is better if we make them at home? Not only for the pleasure of enjoying a delicious recipe when we have made it ourselves, but because we use ingredients in their preparation one hundred percent natural and healthy, while in industrial options the most common is that we find ourselves with an excess of saturated and trans fats, especially coming from the use of coconut and palm oils.

Recipes of fruit polos

If you love ice cream, and also natural fruits, a simple way to enjoy all its qualities and refresh our body during the summer months is developing natural fruit poles , extremely easy to make, fast, simple and tremendously beneficial for our health. On the one hand, they are desserts that can be taken at any time because they hardly contribute fats, they are very rich in vitamins and minerals and they are also very refreshing.

3 delicious recipes of homemade fruit popsicles

To make these fruit poles, you only need t-shirts, which is the element or utensil that allows the poles to take their characteristic shape while they are frozen in the fridge.

Strawberry, kiwi and lime popsicles

Ingredients needed:

  • A bunch of strawberries
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1 lime

preparation:

First wash the strawberries well and peel the kiwis. Then put the strawberries cut in half in the blender together with one of the kiwis and crush it all well. Squeeze the lime and mix it with the mashed strawberries and kiwi. Now cut the other kiwi into small pieces and fill the poleras with the fruit puree. To finish, distribute the small pieces of kiwi by the t-shirts and freeze for a few hours.

Carrot and orange poles

Ingredients needed:

  • 2 carrots
  • 2 oranges

preparation:

Squeeze the two oranges and reserve your juice. Wash the carrots well, peel them and crush them in the blender. Mix the carrot juice with the orange juice, pour them in the t-shirts and freeze for a few hours.

Watermelon poles

Ingredients needed :

  • 3 slices of watermelon

preparation:

Put the watermelon cut into pieces in the glass of the blender and whisk it all well. Then strain the puree so that you get a slightly more liquid preparation. Finally fill in the t-shirts and freeze.

Natural fruit popsicles

The benefits of natural fruit poles

  • Very rich in essential nutrients : when they are made with natural fruits, they provide most of the essential nutrients provided by the fruits, especially their richness in vitamins, minerals and natural antioxidants.
  • Very low in fat : since we do not use milk in the elaboration of these poles, but only natural fruits, they are a dessert extremely low in fat, which can be included in any balanced diet or weight loss due to its nutritional qualities and its refreshing virtues.
  • Extremely refreshing : there is no doubt that although it is true that the poles are refreshing, when they are also made with natural fruits they are even more so, thanks precisely to the high water content of the fruits.
  • Ideal for the little ones : if your children do not like eating fruit so much, this is an easy and simple option that they will also love, because it is a different way of eating pieces of fruit and that they can make with you.

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