Making Popsicles

Summer Zinger Popsicles

When the humidity and heat hit, we reach for what can cool us off, right?  Anything on a stick or in a squeezee at our house is always a hit. We had some RW Knudsen’s orange carrot juice in the fridge (as a vessel for the kids getting their liquid cod liver oil in every day). It’s got such a nice smooth flavor I knew it would be refreshing as a popsicle, and thus, the Summer Zinger Popsicles were born.

A fun and easy way to sneak greens in, smoothies and popsicles are a container for nutrient dense foods. With collagen for protein and coconut cream for fat, these popsicles will tide you over until lunch is ready, dishes are put away, or as a nightcap on a warm evening.

Let’s talk about nutrient dense ingredients, shall we?

Collagen: Is the most abundant protein in our body and is a major building block for bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and skin. It helps to reduce visible signs of aging as it gives our skin strength and elasticity, replaces dead skin cells.  It works great to increase joint mobility as an anti-inflammatory agent. Many women enjoy this supplement as it is great for hair and nail growth as well. A surprising benefit to some is its support of healing leaky gut by assisting water absorption within the small intestine.

Ginger: This antioxidant powerhouse is known for its zinger of a taste, which inspired the name of these popsicles.  It’s refreshing, helpful for easing nausea, and for calming digestive discomfort in general. It is also anti-inflammatory so can be helpful for aching joints.

Coconut cream: My generation has been brought up on the low to no fat craze and I genuinely believe it’s what got us into the pickle of a health epidemic that we are in. This healthy fat is known to increase cholesterol. We actually need healthy fats for our body to get rid of bad fats, and this is an easy way to do that coconut is comprised of medium chain fatty acids and is rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Its healthy fat source is being called upon in the prevention of memory disorders.

Look, like I implied above, popsicles can be fun, and should be fun, but from a mama’s perspective, they are also a way to get in those good nutrients. I always aim for a healthy fat, a fruit, and some greens. Juice, diluted juice, or kombucha also make a great base.

Putting those nutrients into a great popsicle mold is the next step. There are many silicone BPA-free options you can try.

Making Popsicles

Summer Zinger Popsicles

Nichole Hirsch Kuechle
Prep Time 5 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course Snack

Ingredients
  

  • 16 ounces RW Knudsen orange carrot juice
  • 4 T collagen
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • handful of baby spinach
  • thumbnail portion of ginger squeezed with a garlic press
  • 1/2 T honey

Instructions
 

  • Toss the above ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into popsicle molds.
  • Chill until frozen, and serve.
Nichole Hirsch Kuechle

Nichole Hirsch Kuechle

Hi there, Nichi here! I am a Clinical Master in Advanced Nutrition Response Testing. Discovering natural healing methods for mind and body finally led me toward health restoration — and my calling in life. I have come alongside families in transforming their physical and mental health for more than 20 years and am leading the charge in raising up women who are devoted to their healing. Glad to have you join this community.
Nichole Hirsch Kuechle

Nichole Hirsch Kuechle

Hi there, Nichi here! I am a Clinical Master in Advanced Nutrition Response Testing. Discovering natural healing methods for mind and body finally led me toward health restoration — and my calling in life. I have come alongside families in transforming their physical and mental health for more than 20 years and am leading the charge in raising up women who are devoted to their healing. Glad to have you join this community.

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