Frozen Smoothie Pops

Here are a couple of diabetic-friendly frozen popsicle recipes that are low in added sugars and high in flavor. These recipes use natural sweeteners and ingredients that are suitable for individuals with diabetes. Remember to monitor portion sizes and consult with a healthcare professional if you have specific dietary concerns.

1. Strawberry-Banana Yogurt Popsicles:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries, hulled
  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (low-fat or non-fat)
  • 1-2 tablespoons natural sweetener (such as stevia or erythritol), to taste
  • Splash of unsweetened almond milk or water (if needed)

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine the strawberries, banana, Greek yogurt, and natural sweetener. Blend until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add a small splash of unsweetened almond milk or water to achieve the desired consistency.

  2. Taste and adjust the sweetness if needed.

  3. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds.

  4. Insert popsicle sticks into each mold.

  5. Freeze the popsicles for at least 4-6 hours or until they are fully set.

  6. To remove the popsicles from the molds, run the molds under warm water for a few seconds to loosen them.

2. Tropical Coconut-Lime Popsicles:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1-2 tablespoons natural sweetener (such as stevia or erythritol), to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine the coconut milk, pineapple chunks, lime zest, lime juice, and natural sweetener. Blend until smooth.

  2. Taste and adjust the sweetness if needed.

  3. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds.

  4. Insert popsicle sticks into each mold.

  5. Freeze the popsicles for at least 4-6 hours or until they are fully set.

  6. To remove the popsicles from the molds, run the molds under warm water for a few seconds to loosen them.

These diabetic-friendly frozen popsicles are a refreshing and guilt-free treat that can be enjoyed on hot days or as a dessert option. They are made with real fruit and low-sugar or sugar-free ingredients to help manage blood sugar levels. Always keep portion sizes in mind and adjust the recipes according to your preferences and dietary needs.

With the unseasonably hot weather we've been experiencing all over Australia we thought these low-calorie Smoothie Pops would help cool you down. Delicious!

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