Homemade Ice Pop Recipes
Sweat, enjoy, repeatA childhood favorite gets a sophisticated, fitness friendly makeover. These yummy, nutrient packed ice pops, developed by the fit minded chef and nutritionist at trendy NYC fitness spot Bari Studio, will help you chill out, trim down, and fuel up.
We used 3 to 4 oz ice pop molds in these recipes
Vanilla Chai PopCool benefits: Loaded with omega 3 fats, fiber, and protein, the chia seeds in this pudding like pop help boost your energy all day, so you have the stamina to go from working out to running errands.
Scrape seeds from 1/2 vanilla bean into bowl. Stir in 1 cup almond michael kors outlet milk, 3 Tbsp chia seeds, 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup, and a pinch of cinnamon. Let stand until gel forms, about 1 hour. Divide among 3 ice pop molds and freeze at least 6 hours.
NUTRITION (per pop) 89 cal, 2 g pro, 12 g carb, 4 g fiber, 7 g sugars, 4 g fat, 0.5 g sat fat, 52 mg sodium
Green Tea and michael kors outlet Ginger Dew PopCool benefits: Green tea boosts metabolism, while anti inflammatory ginger aids with muscle recovery.
Cut 1″ piece peeled fresh ginger into slices. Add to saucepan with 2 cups water. Bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat, add 2 green tea bags, and steep 3 minutes. Discard tea bags and ginger. Stir in 2 Tbsp honey and 4 tsp fresh lime juice. Let cool. Puree 1 cup honeydew chunks and stir in 1/2 cup coconut water. Add to tea mixture and stir. Divide among 6 ice pop molds and freeze at least 6 hours.
NUTRITION (per pop) 34 cal, 0 michael kors outlet g pro, 9 g carb, 0 g fiber, 9 g sugars, 0 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 7 mg sodiumRuby Fresh PopCool benefits: Replace lost fluids with grapefruit, a water dense fruit that michael kors outlet also provides a healthy dose of immune boosting vitamin C. (Taking meds? Don’t worry; science says grapefruit is a go.)
Remove peel and pith from 2 ruby red grapefruits. Working over bowl, use knife to release grapefruit segments from membrane, allowing fruit and juice to drop into bowl. Stir in 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup. Spoon fruit and juice mixture evenly among 6 ice pop molds and freeze at least 6 hours.
NUTRITION (per pop) 52 cal, 1 g pro, 13 g carb, 1 g fiber, 10 g sugars, 0 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 1 mg sodium
Berry Delicious Yogurt PopCool benefits: Research finds that eating a combo of carbs and protein similar to the one in this pop within 30 minutes after exercising is best for building strong, lean muscle.
Combine 8 oz 2% plain Greek style yogurt, 1 cup fat free milk, 1/2 cup mixed fresh berries, and 3 Tbsp honey in blender and puree until smooth. (If desired, add 1 scoop natural whey protein powder to double your protein.) Divide among 6 ice pop molds and freeze at least 6 hours. (Leftover yogurt? Put it to tasty good use.)
NUTRITION (per pop) 97 cal, 8 g pro, 14 g carb, 1 g fiber, 13 g sugars, 1 g fat, 0.5 g sat fat, 43 mg sodium
Spicy Strawberry Lemonade PopCool benefits: Cayenne contains capsaicin, which has been shown to help rev up metabolism.
Bring 1 cup water to a low boil in small saucepan over medium heat. Mix together 3 Tbsp honey and a generous pinch of cayenne (or to taste) in small bowl. Stir into hot water. Remove from heat and stir in 3 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice and 1/4 cup cold water. Divide 3/4 cup chopped fresh strawberries among 6 ice pop molds. Pour warm liquid into molds, stir, and freeze at least 6 hours.
NUTRITION (per pop) 39 cal, 0 g pro, 11 g carb, 0.5 g fiber, 10 g sugars, 0 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 2 mg sodium
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