Popsicles from Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free

Summer is definitely here and our house is the place to be.  The neighborhood boys congregate on our trampoline –with the sprinklers aimed at it for a good cool down and a great deal of healthy fun.

With all of this activity I keep the food flowing morning, noon and night.  From the time they arrive until dinner (sometimes a bunch of them stay for the evening meal too) I am setting out munchies –snacks, lunch, etc.  They really are a hungry bunch of rascals.

To keep them fueled between meals, I’ve been making up batches of these super healthy, natural popsicles from Amy Green’s book Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free: 180 Easy and Delicious Recipes You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less.  I made a big batch of these frozen treats last night and they’re already gone today.  Amy’s popsicle recipe is absolutely genius!

Why do I like to serve these popsicles to my boys and their friends?  First, they contain high protein almond butter, second, they’re full of anti-oxidant rich unsweetened cocoa powder and finally, they’re fruit sweetened.  Here’s my version of Amy’s recipe, I hope you like it as much as the boys and their friends did.

Chocolate Almond Butter Popsicles

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients in a vitamix
  • Pour "popsicle juice" into popsicle molds, adding holders or wooden popsicle sticks
  • Freeze overnight
  • Serve to your children and all of their friends
Prep Time 10 mins
Freeze Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
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These Paleo pops make the perfect snack.  Amy’s book has plenty of other mouthwatering and healthy gluten free recipes.

simply sugar and gluten-free cookbook amy-greenSome of her recipes are very similar to mine (such as her Pecan Pie Crust), whereas other recipes are quite different.  Amy uses ingredients such as quinoa and oats which I avoid (given the Paleo diet that I have followed somewhat closely for more than a decade; this diet excludes the use of grains as well as seeds derived from grasses, so quinoa and oats are a no-no for me, I actually cannot digest them).


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