Summer has officially arrived and what better way to celebrate then with a popsicle made from pineapple, fresh lime and coconut. These delicious, creamy treats are vegan and dairy free too! Our secret ingredient to make these popsicles nutrient-packed and provide your body with a cooling dose of vitamins and minerals is avocado!A nutritious snack or treat, this recipe is one both adults and kids will love!
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- Adding avocado to your popsicles not only makes them creamy and delicious but it adds a dose of vitamins, minerals and healthy fat, boosting your metabolism and keeping you sustained for longer.
- Avocados also have an anti-inflammatory effect on your body and are rich in vitamin B6, iron and other health-promoting minerals.
- Both avocados and pineapple have an anti-inflammatory effect on your body and are a great way to keep cool during summer.
- Pineapple is a great source of vitamin C and the enzyme Bromelian which is known to help alleviate joint pain and reduce inflammation.
- Coconut provides a healthy dose of beneficial fat and helps to curb sugar cravings.
Pine Lime Popsicles
- In a blender, food processor or stick blender combine all ingredients until smooth.
- Pour into popsicle moulds and insert sticks.
- Transfer to freezer for a minimum of 4 hours or until frozen.
- Add some texture to your popsicles by mixing through shredded coconut into blended mixture or blend only half the pineapple and mix through the other half roughly chopped.
- If you don't have popsicle moulds you can also use cups and paddle pop sticks. These tend to make bigger serves and may take a little longer to freeze.
- Using full fat coconut milk helps to make these popsicles extra creamy.
- Full fat premium coconut milk also typically contains no thickeners.
- Using coconut water adds a source of electrolytes to rehydrate in summer and a natural sweetness.