These delicious Healthy Strawberry Popsicles are made with only 3 Ingredients. They're a refreshing treat with an added special ingredient that you would never expect--sage!
Strawberries are the most deceptive food, particularly in North America.
They look so beautiful: lush red, juicily plump, large heart shaped. Just looking at them, you can imagine slurping in the sweet juice as you sink your teeth into the red flesh.
Instead, if I succumb to buying them in an ordinary grocery store, they turn out to be cardboard under the illusion of strawberries.
White and dry on the inside, it's such a disappointment.
Good quality strawberries, on the other hand, fulfill all those expectations. Their sweet scent is a sign that summer is underway, bringing with it all the associations of sunny days, fresh sweet fruit, strawberry lemonade, and....popsicles.
Popsicle Love, Sticks, and Homemade Healthy Strawberry Popsicles
I only recently found popsicle forms where I live.
One problem is, however, that it is one more thing for the toddlers to make a mess with. I recently caught a twin throwing popsicle sticks and containers off the balcony (which is attached to the kitchen). And, of course, we are already missing some sticks.
But it's worth it. The children love sucking on those cold, refreshing, sweet treats. They get so excited when they see that some are ready, impatiently waiting until the popsicle can be pulled from the mold.
And they all loved these strawberry sage popsicles. There is only enough sage to add complexity of flavour, not overwhelm with sageness.
Note: I added water to my popsicles to stretch out the strawberries; four children make quick work of popsicles.
For more intense strawberry flavour and more sweetness, skip the water or add less of it.
- You can substitute approximately 2 tsp of organic dried sage for the fresh sage.
- Any healthy sweetener of choice can be used instead of honey. 1/2 - 1 scoop of stevia (see How to Use Stevia) or 1 Tbsp xylitol would be great low-glycemic alternatives. Read this post on Substituting Sweeteners.
2. If you don't already have popsicle molds, I would personally recommend a silicone kind, like these popsicle molds. They apparently work very well with alternative sweeteners so you can more easily get the popsicles out of the molds without them breaking.
or try these for a more traditionally-shaped popsicle:
3-Ingredient Strawberry Sage Popsicles
- 25 oz strawberries (700g; 3 generous cups) (have them be hulled and whole)
- 3 Tbsp fresh sage leaves (torn)
- 2 cups water (optional)
- 1 Tbsp honey (optional; or to taste)
- Combine all ingredients in blender, process until smooth.
- Taste test for sweetness and keep in mind that the sage taste will mellow as it freezes.
- Pour into popsicle molds like these and freeze until solid. Enjoy!
Have you made homemade popsicles before?
Naomi is originally from Canada but is now a wife and mom in Slovakia. She tries to live each day as a follower of Christ in the chaos of caring for children. Using real food and creating an environmentally-friendly surrounding for her family is a priority. She dreams of a little farm while living in an apartment, enjoys handmade creations, and still doesn’t like brussels sprouts. Naomi shares her food creations and photos of Slovakia at Almost Bananas. She looks forward to connecting with you on Pinterest and Facebook.