6 DIY Healthy Popsicles You’ll Want Right About Now

Even though it’s ridiculously hot outside, and you sweat almost as much on your commute as you do in bootcamp, there’s something so refreshing about a post-workout treat. And during the summer, there’s nothing quite as sweet — and good for you! — than a frozen fruit popsicle. If you’d rather skip buying one from a fancy street cart and make your own, we have you covered:

Blueberry Sour Cream Popsicles
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Think sweet, sour, tangy and everything in between — then tack on healthy to this bad boy’s list of attributes. What you’re left with is pretty much a savory- or sweets-obsessed foodie’s dream summer treat. Plus, blueberries do a mighty fine job of softening your skin (bye, bye summer dryness!) and can even boost brain cells.
Ingredients: 1 cup frozen blueberries, ½ cup sour cream, ¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, sweetener to taste
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Raspberry Lemonade Yogurt Ice Pops
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Addicted to yogurt but feeling a colder snack for the sizzling hot season? Treat yourself to this deliciously refreshing summer treat that’s packed with vitamin C, antioxidants and energy-boosting protein. It’s the perfect pick-me-up before your after-work class and also serves as a guilt-free, post-dinner dessert!
Ingredients: ¼ cup granulated sugar, 1 tbsp lemon zest, ½ cup fresh lemon juice, 1½ cups plain yogurt, 6 ounces fresh raspberries
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Watermelon Whole Fruit Pops
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These frozen babies are just as mouthwatering as they are Insta-worthy. Though 92 percent water, this summer favorite packs a serious nutritional punch: vitamins A, B6, C, and a whole lot of lycopene (which causes that red color), antioxidants and amino acids. It’s also super low cal, just costing you 40 calories per cup! If your local grocery store doesn’t sell watermelon, you can easily substitute with honeydew melon or cantaloupe puree.
Ingredients: 3 cups watermelon puree, ½ cup fresh blueberries, ½ cup chopped fresh strawberries, 1 kiwi, 1 peach or nectarine, handful fresh cherries
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Boozy Basil & Grapefruit
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Who needs a cocktail when you can sip on this frozen mix that promises tipsiness in the healthiest way? The basil and citrus flavors blend together so naturally and also provide some hidden health bonuses: Basil is a well-known blemish eraser with added mind-body benefits, and grapefruit is proven to decrease your risk of diabetes, heart disease and increase your longevity. Win, win!
Ingredients: 1½ cups white grapefruit, 2 ruby red grapefruits, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, 5 fresh basil leaves, ¼ cup vodka
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Pomegranate Limeade
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Okay, so they might be a tad difficult to pull apart (I mean, we’re talking over 600 seeds a pop here), but what you get once you break open a pomegranate is a delicious sweet flavor that packs a powerful nutritional punch. Studies have found that the potent antioxidant compounds found in the pink fruit can naturally lower blood pressure, are excellent for your heart and blood vessels, and also have been shown to inhibit breast, prostate, colon cancers as well as leukemia. And since you really can’t go wrong with a little limeade for some added citrus flavor, prepare for some guilt-free indulging.
Ingredients: ⅓ cup fresh lime juice, ½ cup granulated sugar, 2½ cups water, 1 pomegranate
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Chocolate Kiwi
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One of the hardest parts about sticking to a healthy diet is having to cut out sugary, chocolaty treats. But with a little cooking know-how and just a half-hour of time, you can make a homemade treat that satisfies your sweet and chocolate cravings without costing you a slip-up on your meal plan. Take this chocolate kiwi pop, for example. The chocolate coating will make you totally forget that its filling is in fact healthy — and made from a low-cal, nutritious fruit. Kiwis contain more vitamin C than the equivalent amount in an orange!
Ingredients: 1-2 kiwis, 1 cup chopped dark chocolate, ½ cup coconut oil
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Jenn Sinrich is an editor in New York City, a self-proclaimed foodie always looking for the healthier version of all recipes, a passionate lover of all things cheese, a friendly New Yorker, Bostonian at heart and proud Red Sox fan. Love cats? Cheese? Mac n' Cheese? Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.