Homemade Healthy Popsicles + WIAW

It’s a hot week in the northeast! I think Pennsylvania is trying to prove to me that it can do summer just as well as Texas.

My husband came along to the track yesterday for the warm up jog and that was enough for him.  He cheered on my 6 x 800s and jogged the cool down home.  We were both melting!

So our favorite way to beat the heat these days?


L loved helping grandma make these simple layered fruit bars.  All you need is a blender and popsicle molds.

Layered Fruit Popsicles

  • 1 c. kiwi
  • 1 c. mango
  • 1 c. strawberries
  • 1/8 c. water for each

Puree the kiwi with 1/8 c. water and pour into the bottom third of the popsicle molds.  Puree the mango with 1/8 c. water and pour as the middle layer.  Puree the strawberries with 1/8 c. water and fill the molds to the top.  Place popsicle tops on and freeze until set.

There is no need for added sugar.  They are sweet, colorful and delicious!

Here’s a glimpse of our other recent eats for WIAW:

[Breakfast: Scrambled eggs and swiss chard, avocado + Muesli breakfast cookie; Lunch: Quinoa Veggie salad + Yogurt mess (plain yogurt, sliced bananas, almond butter, cocoa powder and cinnamon); Dinner: Dad’s BBQ Chicken, amazing local corn, baked beans and salad]

For more popsicle recipes, check out these 3 homemade healthy popsicles (watermelon,blueberry and orange creamsicle.)

For more healthy eating tips (and common whole grain misunderstandings), check out my article for LiveWell 360.

Is it popsicle weather where you are? What are you eating to stay cool?

62 thoughts on “Homemade Healthy Popsicles + WIAW

  1. Are there a certain brand of Popsicle molds you like best? I need to do this!

  2. Wow those popsicles look soooooo good!! Must make! Could you share the recipe for those Muesli breakfast cookies please mam?

  3. Perfect idea for a sweet treat! It’s really hot where I live, too. Our Costco sells these “ice cream” (they aren’t really ice cream) frozen pops that are only 100 calories and taste like a fudgsicle. Super yummy, and without too much gunky gunk.
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  4. Those popcicles are awesome!! I haven’t seen kiwi at our stores this year; weird. I’ll have to look harder.
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  5. Popsicle weather for sure! 90+ and has been staying at 70-75 at night even making it harder to sleep.

    I’ve been drinking a lot more water and juices trying to stay hydrated and cool and LOTS of iced coffee!
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  6. Just when you thought you might escape some of the heat and humidity, huh? 😉

    Love the pops – they came out gorgeous!
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  7. Is it hot where I am?? Hehe, I think you know the answer to that question ;). Although it HAS been raining off and on all week in Houston, which is a nice change of pace (except for the awful allergies). And I can’t get enough smoothies and salads. At least one of each every day. Yum!

  8. In MI, we are under one heck of a hot,humid heat wave…I’m dying every time I walk outside and our poor little air conditioner isn’t making it much better inside. These popsicles look like the perfect treat to beat the heat 🙂
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  9. Those popsicles look yummy!! We did some strawberry one a few weeks ago because of the abundance of them in our garden. And just because they were yummy! It is REALLY hot here right now!

  10. Those Popsicles look really great. It’s not really that hot here, but I would eat one anyway! However, it’s been in the 60s here, so we are not really dying for one right this second. I may makes some just to have on hand for our few hot days though!
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