It is officially summer. Kids are out of school. Humidity is crazy, and the temperature only gets warmer each day. My kids love playing outside... and they love snacks... so what's better than a Strawberry Chia Popsicle on a hot and sunny afternoon??
My girls have been begging for these popsicles all the time, and the dietitian in me has no problem letting them devour them. Sweetened with just the natural sugars found in strawberries, coconut water, and Medjool dates, they're a guilt-free treat you and your kids can enjoy. And they're also loaded with electrolytes and antioxidants to replace anything you lose while sweating in that hot summer sun.
And did I mention they only take about 5 minutes to mix up? The hard part is having enough patience waiting on them to freeze!
Strawberry Chia Popsicles
Yield: 4 popsicles
6 medium strawberries
1/2 cup coconut water
2 Tbsp Medjool date paste (see instructions below)
2 Tbsp chia seeds
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend for 15-20 seconds. Pour into popsicle molds and let freeze for at least 4 hours.
6 Natural Delights™ Pitted Medjool dates
2 cups filtered water
Combine Medjool dates and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Let boil for 10 minutes with lid on. Remove from heat and let it cool for 10-15 minutes. Place Medjool dates and 1/4 cup of liquid in food processor and process until smooth. (You may need to stop and scrape down the sides 1-2 times.) Store in a small mason jar or another container with a lid for up to 7 days.