Fresh Fruit Popsicles to Beat the Heat!

Summer is in full swing at the Powell casa, and we’re embracing everything it has to offer! Arizona is hot, hot, hot, so I’m always looking for ways to keep my kiddos hydrated. Popsicles are a favorite around here, and the ones I’m sharing today are a sure way to keep the kids happy with a sweet treat, while also giving them a healthier option that’s packed with nutrients for their growing bodies.

This Memorial Day weekend was the perfect time to create these cool treats! Before Chris took the boys to a Diamondback baseball game, and I spent quality time with my girls out shopping, we all spent some time together making these delicious popsicles.  The red, white and blue ingredients are even patriotic—perfect for this holiday weekend! 

These popsicle are perfect because they’re not only easy to make, but totally versatile. You can use a variety of different fruits and change it up any time if you want! They’re Cash’s favorite; he would legit eat them all in one sitting if I let him! My kids love helping me in the kitchen, and this recipe was made just for that! You can whip these up in no time, and soon you’ll be on your way to enjoying this cool, refreshing treat poolside.

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Ingredients (Each recipe makes 8 Popsicles)

  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 2 cups fruit (today we’re going festive and patriotic with strawberries and blueberries)
  • Popsicle molds (We love these Martha Stewart molds)

That’s it! I told you these were easy!

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Directions:

  1. Cut up your fruit into small pieces.
  2. Place fruit in the popsicle molds to about ¾ full.
  3. Pour the coconut water over the fruit, filling it the rest of the way.
  4. Freeze for about 5-8 hours.
  5. Enjoy!

*I do have 2 kiddos who prefer these to be blended up so they are more like a smoothie. To do this, simply put everything into a blender, mix it all up, pour the mixture into the molds, freeze, and you’ve got yourself a mixed berry pop!

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Nutrition information: 35 Calories, 8g carbs, .3g protein, .25g fat

If you’re in the market for new popsicle molds or just want to change things up, there are some cute (and functional) options. Here are some of my faves:


Total bonus: One thing any mom can appreciate is a no-drip handle, so we’re loving these. No extra mess means one happy mama! 

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I don’t know about you, but I’ll be def be enjoying a fresh fruit popsicle to beat that AZ heat! Note: While these look beautiful, remember that time I made popsicles that turned into a total, but viral, Pinterest fail for reasons you’ll have to see with your own eyes? 😉 

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. I know I’m so thankful for all who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. 

xo,
Heidi

Related reading:

Fun in the Sun: Healthy Summer Popsicles!
Red, White, and Blue Açaí Bowl
When It’s Too Dang Hot to Cook! We Chill…
Star Spangled Sweet Treats
BLT Burger + Sweet Potato Fries


32 Comments

  1. Zahra Ali - June 3, 2018

    My name is Zahra, I am 30 years old mother of 7 kids and you guys motivated me to lose a whopping 70lbs!!!! I just want to come here and say my gratitude to you guys how thankful I am to God For you and Chris love you from the bottom of my heart. I wrote my transformation article on my blog and mentioned Chris Powel you can check it out here http://dominateacademy.com/quickest-way-to-lose-weight-fast/ let me know your thoughts, God bless!

    • Team Powell - June 4, 2018

      Hi Zahra: Congratulations on losing 70 lbs – that’s amazing! And you are totally okay to mention Chris on your site – we appreciate it! We wish you all the best in all you’re doing! 🙂

  2. tiffany - March 13, 2015

    What kind of other water could be used in the place of the coconut water? I am not a fan of the coconut at all!

  3. Esther - July 27, 2014

    Bonjour, je suis française de Paris et je regarde les émissions de Chris qui sont diffusée en France, je suis FAN ! Peut on congeler tous les fruits ?? Moi je me fais des glaces à l’italienne en mixant des framboises surgelés avec un yaourt à 0% et un peu de fructose (mais très peu).

    • Team Powell - July 28, 2014

      (Traduit en utilisant Google Translate) Oui, vous pouvez utiliser des fruits congelés ou geler votre propre.

  4. Christi C - July 11, 2014

    Made these and love them! Wondering what other fruits you’ve used that are good!

  5. Christi C - July 10, 2014

    Made these and love them! What other fruits have you used in them?

  6. Crystal - July 8, 2014

    I fixed these and I do not like anything with coconut and my kids and I love them!!! Thank You

  7. Carol Almgren - July 2, 2014

    Hi there…I am wondering if I can use all of my frozen strawberries & blueberries I have? Would they work?
    I could use them in a smoothie then freeze them. right?

    Thanks

  8. Julie - July 2, 2014

    What a great idea!! I was hospitalized twice last year due to dehydration. Thanks for the info!!

  9. kristina g. - July 2, 2014

    I know that you and Chris are big cross fitters (so am i! ) – i was wondering if you would do a post on PALEO… do you guys train and coach your clients to eat this way? what are your thoughts and opinions?

  10. Lisa - July 2, 2014

    My son JUST gave me your new book for my birthday and I LOVE IT!! I was wondering though, what do you feed your kids? Now I know! The same nutritious, yummers stuff that you put into your body! Love this, and totally doing it tomorrow. THank you!!!

  11. Angie @ friday cake night - July 1, 2014

    What a fun way to cool down and get your fruit in! ps dont look at my website, theres lots of sweet things 🙂

  12. victoria bartow - July 1, 2014

    Yummy!!

  13. Ali - July 1, 2014

    I will definitely try these with my little kitchen helpers! I make a similar version by using puréed watermelon as the liquid and then popping in other summer fruits. This looks like an excellent option for when watermelon isn’t in season!

  14. Rebecca - July 1, 2014

    Love it. 🙂 Could somebody please let me know if Heidi offers online diet/ training?

  15. cathy - July 1, 2014

    Hey Heidi

    I’m assuming these can only be used on high carb days?

    • Team Powell - July 2, 2014

      Yes, or as the carb part of breakfast, or with a reward meal/day. 🙂

  16. Erin - July 1, 2014

    These sound great but my family, myself included are not coconut fans….any suggestions for another liquid to use?! Thanks!!!

  17. Kim - July 1, 2014

    I love this idea but we have a coconut and citrus allergy and I was wondering what I could substitute for the coconut water?
    Thank you so much!

  18. Christi - July 1, 2014

    What can you use instead of coconut water? Everyone in my house hates coconut.

  19. heather gardy - July 1, 2014

    Awesome, going to make these.

  20. Kathy Mak - July 1, 2014

    Hello Heidi,
    I have made these but I have used pureed watermelon. I love them.

  21. Cheryl Corrington - July 1, 2014

    Can you possibly suggest something to use instead of coconut water? Our family is not coconut fans. Thank you.

  22. Liba - July 1, 2014

    Thanks Heids! Def trying this my tiny tot will love it!! xoxo

  23. Wendi - July 1, 2014

    Any suggestions what I can use in of place of coconut water? We have a coconut and melon allergy. Great idea though.

    • Kristin - July 1, 2014

      I would be interested in an idea without coconut water, too, because my daughter cannot have coconut. She actually cannot tolerate too much fruit at once so I’ve been trying to think of something similar to this (which doesn’t involve the entire popsicle being fruit).

  24. Erica - July 1, 2014

    These look yummy! I love the idea of using coconut water. My toddler will love these. My husband and I love watching your show, and appreciate your enthusiasm and motivation to live healthy lives! Is there a place on your website that has more details about the guide lines you follow for healthy eating?

    • Team Powell - July 1, 2014

      Hi Erica: Chris and Heidi follow their carb cycling program. It’s a complete nutrition and exercise program, and you can find it in their book, “Choose More, Lose More for Life.” To find articles about carb cycling, go here: https://heidipowell.net/?s=carb+cycling. 🙂

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