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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free
Keyword: lemon, mint, strawberry,, thyme
Does it keep?: freezer-friendly
Servings: 8
Calories: 50kcal
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

Instructions

Make the Lemon Thyme Pop

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Blend until smooth, pour into popsicle molds.

Make Strawberry Mint Pop

  • 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.
  • Let the mixture cool a bit, and add to a blender with the other half cup water, strawberries, lemon juice and baobab powder.
  • Blend until smooth, pour into popsicle molds.

Freezing the Pops

  • Freeze for one hour, then insert sticks.
  • Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight before eating.
  • 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

Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 138.6mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.6mg