Healthy Fudge Pops: A Perfect Summer Treat
It’s getting hotter as Summer approaches. So I decided to make some fudge pops for the kiddos.
I used stevia to sweeten these popsicles because that’s pretty much the only sweetener my daughter’s tummy can handle at the moment. However, you can use raw honey or grade B maple syrup if you rather.
- 3 1/2 cups frozen (preferably organic) strawberries
- 2 avocados
- 5 TBS organic cacao powder (you could also use cocoa powder)
- 1/2 cup almond butter (I used homemade almond butter but you could use all natural store bought almond butter or any other nut butter)
- stevia to taste (I used about a 1/2 tsp liquid stevia) You could also use raw honey or grade B maple syrup.
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
- optional: beef collagen for added protein (if you add 6 TBS that will give you a small serving of protein in every pop but feel free to use as much or as little as you like)
1. Slightly defrost frozen strawberries. See notes below. *
2. Blend all the ingredients (except your sweetener) in your food processor. Blend until all the ingredients are thoroughly blended. You may have to stop and mix it a little by hand and scrape some off the sides from time to time.
3. Add the stevia (or other sweetener) last (add a little bit at a time tasting it as you go until you reach the sweetness you desire).
4. Then scoop out the pudding into your popsicle mold. I used my TBS because it was a good size spoon to push down the pudding into the pops. I wasn’t able to get the pudding all the way to the end of every single pop but I wasn’t trying very hard. I’m sure I could have if I had been more persistent.
5. Place the popcicles in the freezer…. wait till frozen and enjoy!
My daughter loved these and said they were the best ever!
She enjoyed them on the front porch on a beautiful day.
*I like to either set them out on the counter for a little bit or place them in a colander and run water over them for a little bit. Defrosting them slightly will make it so that your food processor doesn’t break when you try to blend rock solid strawberries. You can also use fresh strawberries if you like. I pr. efer to use frozen because they are cheaper and then I always have strawberries on hand
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