Nothing like popsicles on a warm day for a refreshing treat.
And this superfood recipe is more than just a refreshing treat — it's good for you too!
These low-carb, healthy popsicles are loaded with antioxidants from multiple organic superfoods.
When I told my son I was going to make these he said, “Oh yes! Please make popsicles. I LOVE them!”
And when he found out that there would be berries in them, he was even more excited.
I got this superfood recipe from a friend of mine awhile ago, and we just LOVE it!
Actually, we haven't made popsicles in a long time. Not sure why, but we haven't. So we were so excited to do it again and to find a recipe that is fun, delicious, and even beautiful!
Superfoods are kind of a word that's thrown around today a lot, but basically they are foods that are powerhouses of nutrition.
If you've been around my blog for awhile, you know that I used to eat the Standard American Diet (SAD), but had to move to lower carb foods due to candida. We also are pretty much dairy free around here due to my oldest's life threatening allergy to dairy (amongst other things).
But more than just trying to avoid things like sugar, loads of carbs (especially refined carbs), and the things my son is allergic to, we have really been making an effort to put more healthful foods into our diet to improve our health.
The main things we have been trying to increase in our diets are vegetables and fruits, particularly low-carb fruits like berries, and superfoods that pack an extra punch of nutrition.
I really thought that we were eating healthy enough, but when I sat down and looked at it, I realized that we weren't. It's easy to grab nuts or something like that for a snack, and when you are eating lower carb, it's harder to eat fruits, and sometimes eating veggies just gets a little “old.”
So I've been looking for new ways to get more produce into our diets without adding too many carbs.
I've tried various green drinks and have found them to be a great help. You can easily put the powders in smoothies or add them to recipes, but this idea of making popsicles out of them was just too fun.
For this superfood recipe, you can of course use whatever fruit powder you like, or you could reverse engineer the ingredients to make the superfood powder that I used, but I do love the blend that I will mention in this post.
We've used the powder mostly in water as an afternoon pick me up drink, but this healthy popsicle recipe is our favorite use thus far.
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The Powder for Superfood Berry Popsicles
You can either buy a blend of berries or you can make your own. If you want to make this recipe by making your own Fruit Blend, here are some links to products to get you going.
But It's all EXPENSIVE
Yes, the powder ingredients for these Superfood Berry Popsicles are not cheap. But they are superfoods. And you only use 2 Tbsp for the whole recipe, so a little goes a long way.
You can save money by DIYing a blend to your liking, using the less expensive fruits or buying a cheaper blend. Just be careful what you purchase and read the reviews first. Many of the powders become rock solid quickly after purchase so that's something to watch out for.
Also you can use the coupon code for the blend I use and save a bunch that way (see below).
DIY Fruit Powder Blend Ingredients:
The recipe calls for 2 Tbsp of a Berry Powder so the following suggested ingredients will go a long way. You can either DIY your own blend or use a premade powder.
- Organic Cranberry Extract Powder
- Organic Blueberry Powder
- Organic Acai Powder
- Organic Apple Powder
- Organic Cherry Powder
- Organic Strawberry Powder
- Organic Pomegranate Powder
- Organic Mango Powder
(for AIP – just get fruit powders that are on the AIP diet like apple, organic cherry powder, etc.)
Blend all of the ingredients together in whatever proportion you would like and use in the recipe.
Biofruit from Purium
For a Superfood Fruit Powder that won't get rock hard, try the BioFruit from Purium. Their quality is impeccable and it tastes amazing.
And NO Rocks :).
- No added sugar
- Non GMO
- Gluten free
- Dairy free
- No preservatives
- Certified organic
The Bio Fruit does seem pricey (I get that!) but when you look at the ingredients and consider the savings options, it really isn't. The first ingredient on the list is Organic Cranberry Extract which is not cheap. Plus, as mentioned below you can get the greater of $50 or 25% off your order of $75 or more using code wholenewmom. Then followup orders are 25% off if you order within 30 days, and 15% off otherwise.
Regardless of whether you choose to use the Superfood powder that I use, or DIY your own version, you will want to blend several powders and extracts together to get the benefits of many different phytonutrients.
Following are some of the ingredients in the Purium Biofruit Powder and/or on the DIY list with the benefits of each.
Cranberry Extract – linked to overall health, improved immune function, and cardiac benefits
Apple Powder – high in fiber and pectin
Blueberry Powder – high in anthocyanins (great for health and skin radiance)
Blackcurrant Powder – high in anthocyanins. Supports good circulation and skin radiance.
Açaí Powder – high in antioxidants resveratrol
Pomegranate Powder – high in vitamin C, antioxidants, and minerals
Goji Berry Powder – often called the “elixir of youth”. It's stickiness shows that it has polysaccharides in it and helps moisturize skin from the inside out.
Anthocyanins are the plant colorings responsible for the vibrant reds, blues, and purples in fruits, and they have been noted to show promise in protecting from many health conditions. (source)
This blend, however you want to use it, is a fabulous pick-me-up in the morning or afternoon and has only a few carbs, and as a result, is a great way to get more produce into your diet.
And…..it makes amazing popsicles.
Purium has a ton of other great products. You can get $50 off of your $75 or more purchase using code wholenewmom.
the company has a lot more to offer than just this powder.
I'll be sharing more later but their Biome Medic is highlighted in my post on probiotics and ADHD, their spirulina is highlighted in this post on Natural Allergy Remedies, and their CBD oil is highlighted in my CBD Experience post. I don't mean to sound like a Purium infomercial, but I can't say enough about how this company has impacted our health.
They are low carb, no sugar-added, and even adaptable for the AIP diet (Autoimmune Protocol or Autoimmune Paleo).
Superfood Berry Popsicles – The Molds
These Popsicle Molds will give you popsicles very similar to the ones in the image.
Recipe Notes and Substitutions
- For the AIP option for this recipe use another fruit powder because the powder that I used contains some non AIP foods. I couldn't find a powdered superfood powder blend that was certified organic anywhere else, but you could make up your own using individual fruit powders that work for you.
- I typically don't give any kind of nutrition counts, but from my quick calculations, if you make small popsicles (like the 1/2 cup push up pops that we used) they have about 5 grams of carbs from the berries (we used blueberries) and 1.3 grams from the berry powder. So a total of 6.3 grams of carbs per popsicle.
- If you are on the THM plan, the blend I used has maltodextrin and so it's off plan. Use one of the berry powders that I offered as an alternative, and then this recipe qualifies as an “E.”
- We used 2 scoops (1/16 tsp) of stevia. See How to Use Stevia. Omit for most AIP diets or use honey or maple syrup.
Superfood Berry Popsicles - Low Carb with AIP options
Blend the Berry Powder with 2 cups of water.
- Add the juice of ½ of a lemon (1 Tbsp of lemon juice) to the blended mixture. Stir well.
- Fill the popsicle molds half way with berries.
- Pour the Berry Complex Mixture over the berries to fill.
- Freeze 'til solid. About 5 hours for large popsicles.
These healthy popsicles are so good – my youngest would eat all of them if I let him — but alas, he has to share :).
I hope you enjoy them too. It feels great knowing that I got some fabulous nutrition into him and not junky sugar-laden stuff.