Celebrate National Blueberry Popsicle Day with low or no-sugar versions. September is still pretty hot, and your parents may still be having a hard time staying hydrated. Blueberry popsicles make it easier.
Why blueberries? A 3.5-ounce serving of fresh blueberries has more than 10 percent of your daily value of manganese, vitamin C, and vitamin K. There are over 2 grams of fiber. The water content is 84 grams. Blueberries even have a small amount of calcium, iron, protein, and vitamin A.
All of those antioxidants and nutrients help with cell health and immune response. Make these popsicles to ensure that they’re not taking in too much sugar or artificial ingredients. Here are some easy-to-make blueberry popsicles your parents will love.
Blueberries also are a low-calorie food. The 3.5-ounce serving has 57 calories. They can eat them raw or in popsicles without a lot of guilt.
Blueberry and Yogurt Popsicles
Mix equal amounts of frozen blueberries and kefir. A little honey helps if your parents need it sweetened, but the blueberries may be sweet enough on their own.
Place those ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze. Yogurt adds calcium to your parents’ nutritional intake.
Blueberry Lemonade Popsicles
Blend fresh blueberries with a quart of filtered water. Add a cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice and blend the mixture. Add drops of stevia to sweeten it just enough. Pour into molds and freeze. You can also make these with lime or add some chopped mint if desired.
Blueberry Cranberry Popsicles
Blend four cups of all-natural cranberry juice and four cups of frozen blueberries. Several brands make a naturally sweetened cranberry juice using apple or grape juice and no added sugar. Pour the smoothie blend into popsicle molds and freeze.
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