Peach Popsicles

Many, many years ago, before I had my surgery, I was on a mostly liquid diet for almost six months.

Would you believe during that time, I didn’t consume a single smoothie? It seems like the obvious choice, but I didn’t even own a blender.

Basically, everything I ate were things I later learned were awful for my digestive tract. I sipped meal replacement drinks. I ate lots of soup (from a can), yogurt, sugary applesauce, mashed potatoes (yup, the white ones), and popsicles.

Not popsicles that had real fruit listed in the ingredients. I’m talking about the ones with only water, sugar and food colouring. Ick.

Nowadays, I’m not sure how I lived without my popsicle molds. They’re just so awesome! And the possibilities are endless. I can create any flavour I want, without the added chemicals.

These peach pops are delicious and are packed with nutrients like vitamin C and vitamin A, the antioxidants that are great for fighting those pesky free radicals that are hell-bent on destroying our cells.

I like the taste of hemp seeds, and the extra nutrition they offer. They are definitely noticeable in this recipe, so if you’re not crazy about hemp flavour, you may want to just omit them.

Peach Popsicles
 
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gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, soy-free, egg-free, nut-free, five ingredients or less
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups frozen peaches
  • ½ cup – ¾ cup water
  • 4 small dates
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds, optional
Instructions
  1. Place the peaches, dates, half cup of water and hemp seeds (if using them) into a blender. Whirl until smooth. Add more water if needed to blend everything.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.

 

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9 Responses to Peach Popsicles

  1. trialsinfood August 16, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    looks yummy! i just made popsicles too, except with taro, red bean and coconut milk.

  2. highschoolfoodie August 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    This look really delicious. It looks really refreshing and perfect for summer. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  3. Diana Garcia August 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    Sounds yummy – where did you get your popsicle molds?

    Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:50:07 +0000 To: deck_5@hotmail.com

  4. MarinaFitty August 17, 2012 at 7:11 am #

    Hemp seeds, as in Canabis seeds?!

  5. Rachel @ Almonds and Avocados August 18, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    These are amazing–I love the addition of hemp seeds! It’s crazy to think that most store-bought popsicles (which I loved as a kid) are packed with sugar and food coloring! So unnecessary!! I bought a cheap Popsicle mold thinking I would never use it, and I use it ALL the time :) I’ll have to try these next…

    • Sondi Bruner August 19, 2012 at 10:02 am #

      I’m using my molds far more than I thought I would, too.

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