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How To Make Healthy Popsicles At Home (4 Easy Recipes + Flavors)

Written by Liz Brown

These healthy popsicles are the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day! Enjoy an endless variety of flavor combos for a guilt-free treat packed with some incredible health benefits.

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Popsicles are tasty—there’s no denying that! Enjoying an ice-cold popsicle on a hot summer day is almost a right of passage for a kid. I can remember chasing the ice cream truck down the street like it was yesterday—bare feet slapping against the pavement with a wrinkled up $5 bill in my hand, praying that my favorite character popsicle with gumball eyes wasn’t sold out. Back in the day, this is was what kids lived for. We trained for it. We’d practice how quickly we could grab a couple of bucks and sprint out the door, dodging every obstacle that got in our way just to get our hands on a delicious popsicle. As soon as the whimsical tune “Do Your Ears Hang Low” echoed throughout the cul-de-sac… It was go time, baby!🍦

But, no matter how delicious popsicles were at the time, and still are today, they’re lacking in the nutrition department. Let’s be honest, they’re basically flavored sugar on a stick. Nowadays, people are a lot more health-conscious than they used to be, taking a toll on the now nostalgic ice cream truck business. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy a yummy popsicle! I’m sharing four simple and healthy popsicle recipes that you can make at home without all the added sugar. These healthy popsicles are so easy to make you’ll be shocked you didn’t start making them sooner.

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What’s In These Healthy Popsicles?


So, just how healthy are these so-called healthy popsicles, you ask? 🤨 I’m pleased to report that all four of these easy homemade popsicles are under (drumroll please 🥁)… 65 calories per pop, with the majority of the calories coming from protein! Compared to a store-bought popsicle, this is significantly healthier. On average, the traditional store-bought popsicle contains roughly 12 ingredients where the first three ingredients are different varieties of SUGAR! High-fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, and sugar to be exact. These healthy popsicles contain only 2 ingredients—light coconut milk and Super Youth Collagen, or SkinnyFit Detox and fresh fruit. 

Collagen is a type of protein found naturally in our bodies. This particular type of protein acts like a glue and essentially keeps all of our bones, joints, muscles, and organ systems in tact. As we age, our collagen supply starts to decline and, unfortunately, we are unable to produce more of it once it’s gone. The loss of collagen is what causes the physical signs of aging—wrinkles, sagging skin, brittle hair and nails, achy and cracking joints, digestive issues, and even weight gain. Taking a high-quality collagen supplement, like SkinnyFit Super Youth, replenishes your body of its natural collagen, allowing you to look and feel younger. And guess what? You can easily get a quick fix of collagen by enjoying any of these healthy popsicles!

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Benefits of Super Youth Collagen: 

 

4 Healthy Popsicle Recipes To Make At Home


Now that I have you at the edge of your seat, it’s time to reveal our incredibly easy homemade popsicle flavors. But before I do, you have to promise me one thing—stop buying store-bought popsicles! These versions are significantly healthier and only take a few minutes to prepare. All you need is a little bit of patience while they freeze and then you can enjoy a delicious collagen popsicle (and detox popsicle) any time of year! Read on for all four recipes and nutrition facts.

healthy popsicle recipes

 

Peach Mango Collagen Popsicle Recipe


The perfect combination of sweet and tart! This healthy peach mango popsicle is just what you need to cool down on a hot summer day.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Inactive time: 4 hours to overnight
Total time: 4+ hours
Serving size: 8 popsicles

peach mango collagen popsicles

Ingredients:

Instructions: 

  1. Mix 5 scoops of Super Youth Peach Mango with 1 cup of water, add the coconut milk and mix thoroughly.
  2. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and insert popsicle sticks. Freeze for 4 hours or overnight.

Nutrition Facts:

Nutrition facts for one (1) popsicle: 

peach mango collagen popsicles

 

Tropical Punch Collagen Popsicle 


Tropical punch anything is definitely a crowd pleaser—but wait until you try these tropical punch collagen popsicles! So delicious, so refreshing, so perfect.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Inactive time: 4 hours to overnight 
Total time: 4+ hours
Serving size: 8 popsicles

tropical punch collagn popsicles

Ingredients:

Instructions: 

  1. Mix 5 scoops of Super Youth Tropical Punch with 1 cup of water, add the coconut milk and mix thoroughly.
  2. Place kiwi slices into the popsicle molds and pour in mixture. Insert popsicle sticks. Freeze for 4 hours or overnight.

Nutrition Facts:

Nutrition facts for one (1) popsicle: 

tropical punch collagen popsicles

 

Chocolate Cake Collagen Fudgesicle 


Calling all chocolate lovers! Don’t think I forgot about you—you better believe I have something special for you. These healthy chocolate cake fudgesicles are not only low in calories but packed with anti-aging beauty benefits!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Inactive time: 4 hours to overnight 
Total time: 4+ hours
Serving size: 8 popsicles

chocolate cake fudgesicles

Ingredients:

Instructions: 

  1. Mix 5 scoops of Super Youth Chocolate Cake with coconut milk and mix thoroughly.
  2. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and insert popsicle sticks. Freeze for 4 hours or overnight.

Nutrition Facts:

Nutrition facts for one (1) fudgesicle: 

chocolate cake collagen fudgesicle

 

Detox Popsicles 


Talk about a perfect popsicle—these detox popsicles contain 13 powerful superfood ingredients that are only 10 calories per pop! I can’t think of a better way to detox my body than with a tasty popsicle.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Inactive time: 4 hours to overnight 
Total time: 4+ hours
Serving size: 8 popsicles

Detox popsicles

Ingredients:

Instructions: 

  1. Brew 2 cups of SkinnyFit Detox and mix 1 tsp of sweetener. Place assorted fruit slices into popsicle molds and pour the brew into the molds. Insert popsicle sticks. Freeze for 4 hours or overnight.

Nutrition Facts:

Nutrition facts for one (1) popsicle: 

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About The Author

Liz Brown

Fitness & Nutrition Expert (CPT., FNS.)

Liz is a health & wellness expert, writer, and editor with over a decade of experience in the fitness & nutrition industry. She emphasizes research and simplifies complex topics to help make healthy living simple and sustainable. When she isn't researching and writing, she's creating delicious recipes, DIYs, and sharing her home projects on her blog and social media (@lizlovery)

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer(since 2012)
  • NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist (since 2014)
  • Credentialed Coach Practitioner, Coach Training Academy
  • B.A. Liberal Studies (Health & Nutrition Sciences)

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