Creating delicious “nice cream” or dairy-free ice cream has never been easier! You simply need to freeze your favorite smoothies and play around with all those summer fruit colors to make them even more fun to eat. These gorgeous pink pops were the result of hoarding too many frozen berries in my freezer and a need to have protein-packed food for breakfast rather than a smoothie.
For these berry ginger popsicles, I used simple ingredients that I already had on hand to add to my smoothies. A frozen berry mix, banana, freshly grated ginger, and fresh mint, with yogurt to create a lovely marbled effect.
Berries are my all-time favorite antioxidant-rich food so I freeze them when they’re in season, that way I have them available during the long winter months. All those vibrant, deep red and blue tones are nature’s sign that there’s a high concentration of exceptional nutrients inside–anthocyanin, resveratrol and beta-carotene, the holy trinity for fighting oxidation and inflammation.
And oxidation and inflammation? They just happen to be our skin’s worst enemy. Incorporating berries and other antioxidant-rich foods into your diet is one of the best steps you can take to nourish your skin from the inside out.
Ginger and mint are a perfect pair, both for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, but also for adding a spicy, refreshing twist to the tart and sweet taste of the berry-banana mixture. Coconut yogurt adds some natural probiotics to the mix and combined with the digestion-soothing effects of the ginger and mint, these pops also happen to be great for gut health.
Antioxidant-Rich Berry Ginger Popsicles
Yield 4 popsicles
Turn your smoothies into ice cream! Berries, ginger, mint, rose water and coconut yogurt - simple and clean ingredients to create a delicious guilt-free summer dessert.
- 1 cup frozen berries (I used raspberries and blueberries)
- 1 banana, chopped
- 3 tablespoons rose water
- 3-4 fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 1/2 cup coconut yogurt (you can replace it with full-fat coconut milk)
- 2 teaspoons organic raw honey
- Add berries, banana, rose water, ginger and mint to a blender and process to obtain a smooth, creamy mixture.
- Evenly divide the berry smoothie into the popsicle mold.
- Mix the yogurt and honey in a bowl, then pour it on top of the berry smoothie.
- Use a toothpick to gently mix the yogurt with the smoothie, to create the marble effect.
- Freeze for at least 5 hours, then serve.