This is the time to celebrate our great nation and proudly display our red, white and BLU, but it’s also a time to spend with family and friends. Everyone loves a good Independence Day celebration filled with burgers, hot dogs, beer and lots of dessert. For the health-conscious, this can spell out diet disaster, but it doesn’t have to. You can still celebrate and have fun this Fourth of July without sacrificing your healthy habits or your beach body.
Take off with this healthy, all-natural, fruit-filled alternative that will help you resist the temptation of those sugary dessert selections. If you’re ready to set off the flavor fireworks, then give this Independence Day-inspired patriotic popsicle recipe a try.
Popsicle molds (try rocket-shaped molds, if you can find them)
1¼ cups strawberries, sliced
2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
5 tbsp. honey
½ cup of LIMU LEAN Creamy Vanilla
½ cup plain yogurt
½ cup unsweetened coconut milk
1½ cups blueberries
¼ cup pomegranate juice
1. Combine the sliced strawberries, lime juice and 2 tbsp. honey into a bowl then place in your blender. Blend until puréed. Divide the mixture evenly between the popsicle molds and freeze until firm, about 30 minutes. It may not look exactly like the traditional rocket pop, but it also won’t include made-up fruit like the infamous blue raspberry. If you can find rocket pop molds, great! Take it back to your childhood and go old-school. Clean the blender and set aside. The trick to making these patriotic popsicles is working quickly in layers.
2. In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, coconut milk, LIMU LEAN shake mix and the remaining 3 tablespoons honey until smooth. Divide the mixture evenly between the popsicle molds, pouring it atop the frozen strawberry layer. Insert popsicle sticks into the center of each mold and freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
3. Combine the blueberries and pomegranate juice into your blender. Using the blender, blend the mixture until puréed. Divide the blueberry mixture evenly between the popsicle molds, pouring it atop the frozen yogurt layer, and freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
When ready to serve, briefly run the popsicle molds under warm water then gently pull the popsicles from the molds and serve. There you have it! Celebrate liberation from calories this Fourth of July with this guilt-free treat.
*Article original appeared at Limu Nation