Healthy Strawberry Mint & Lemon Thyme Popsicles (vegan, refined-sugar-free)
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Strawberry Mint & Lemon Thyme Popsicles (vegan, refined-sugar-free)

Speedy easy recipe for sophisticated healthy popsicles made with all fruit - lemon, strawberries, and infused using a shortcut method with fresh green herbs mint and thyme.

Course Snack
Cuisine vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free
Keyword lemon, mint, strawberry,, thyme
Does it keep? freezer-friendly
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 50 kcal
Author Dee Dine

Ingredients

Lemon Thyme Popsicles

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme sprigs (crushed) (Crush by pressing down on the sprigs with a spoon)
  • 3 tbsp fresh ginger root (peeled, crushed) (Peel off skin, chop into chunks)
  • 1 cup lemon juice (Organic is not necessary; EWG.org says no pesticide concerns with lemons)
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup

Strawberry Mint Popsicles

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint (crushed) (Crush by pressing down on the sprigs with a spoon)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 cups strawberries
  • 1 tbsp baobab powder

Equipment

Instructions

Make the Lemon Thyme Pop

  1. Peel the brown skin off the fresh ginger root using the edge of an upside-down spoon. Chop into rough chunks.

    In a sauce pan, bubble 1/2 cup water, thyme sprigs, and ginger root for 1-2 minutes - don't let the water boil away. Strain the mixture using a small strainer so you remove the thyme and ginger root solids.

  2. Let the mixture cool a bit, and add to a blender with the other 1/2 cup water, lemon juice and maple syrup. Taste-test to be sure it is sweet enough for your liking; add more maple syrup if you want it sweeter.
  3. Blend until smooth, pour into popsicle molds.

Make Strawberry Mint Pop

  1. In a sauce pan, bubble 1/2 cup water, and mint for 1-2 minutes - don't let the water boil away. Strain the mixture using a small strainer so you remove the mint leaf solids.
  2. Let the mixture cool a bit, and add to a blender with the other half cup water, strawberries, lemon juice and baobab powder.
  3. Blend until smooth, pour into popsicle molds.

Freezing the Pops

  1. Freeze for one hour, then insert sticks.
  2. Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight before eating.
  3. Remove popsicles by submerging mold (not getting popsicles wet) in a tub of hot water, or running the bottom of the mold under hot tap water. Pull out a popsicle, put it in the freezer immediately. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Mint & Lemon Thyme Popsicles (vegan, refined-sugar-free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 158mg5%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 138.6mg168%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.