After a hard day of summer yard work, I love to plop down on the deck, admire my work, and eat some good food. Sometimes that means BBQ and a glass of iced tea, but most often it means a tasty treat! These Pineapple, Lime, and Banana Popsicles fit the bill perfectly.
As a treat, I love something cold and refreshing and that’s where my ice cream maker and popsicle molds (these are BPA-free) come into play. These are must haves in any real foodies kitchen. Think of all the possibilities – creamy ice creams, light sorbets, and POPSICLES! Want to feel like a kid again? Grab a popsicle, kick off your shoes, and go sit in the grass – happiness!
Pineapple, Lime, and Banana Popsicles are the latest creation to come from my freezer. They are creamy and light at the same time. The best part? NO crappy ingredients – no food dyes, no artificial flavors, no added sugars. You can feel good about this treat!
I decided to use coconut water in this recipe because I keep hearing about how good it is for you – great for re-hydration due to the water and electrolyte contents, it’s high in potassium and magnesium, and it has cytokinins which have been shown to have anti-aging and anti-cancer effects on human cells (1). All good things when I’ve been sweating it out in the sun for a few hours. I’ve tried to drink it straight up, but I’m just not a huge fan of the taste (despite being a huge coconut fan!). By blending it into this popsicle, I can disguise the taste and still reap all the benefits – yay!
- 1 banana (use green tipped for less sweetness or ripe for more sweetness and to keep the recipe SCD-legal)
- 1 avocado
- 1 lime, zested and juiced
- 8 ounces of coconut water
- 1/3 cup diced pineapple (I used Trader Joe’s frozen pineapple)
- Combine the banana, avocado, coconut water, and lime juice in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- Add in the pineapple and lime zest. Pulse a few time to chop up the pineapple. If you prefer a smooth texture to your popsicles, blend until the pineapple is fully incorporated.
- Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.
- I had a little extra mixture left over, so I poured it into an ice cube tray and froze it into little bites for quick snacks!
This recipe was shared at Raia’s Recipes (Savoring Saturdays).