Boost Your Immune System with these Refreshing Feel-Good Pops
Feel-Good Pops Help Fight Seasonal Bugs
As cold and flu season approaches, author of “Simple Food Remedies: Tasty Cures for Whatever’s Ailing You,” Joy Bauer, shares her go-to recipe for Feel-Good Pops that will help you and your little ones fight seasonal bugs. Read below to see what our talented chefs at Revolution Foods have to say about these refreshing and hydrating ice pops.
Feel-Good Pops made from grapefruit, guava and carrots, and they are jam-packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Bauer explains that “guava is loaded with vitamin C, which is well known for its role in immunity. Carrots are a beta-carotene standout, and pink grapefruit offers a two-for-one benefit, delivering both vitamin C and beta-carotene.”
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 3 Hours, 10 Minutes
Serving Size: 13 Pops
Items You’ll Need:
- Popsicle mold
- Popsicle sticks
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- 1 Grapefruit, peel, and pith removed
- 1 Orange, peel, and pith removed
- 1 cup guava juice
- 1 cup carrot juice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
Step 1: When prepping the grapefruit and orange, discard any obvious pits, but there’s no need to remove them all.
Step 2: Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or high-powered blender until completely pureed.
Step 3: Pour the mixture into a set of standard ice pop molds, using about 1/3 cup mixture per pop.
Step 4: Freeze until the pops are firm and solid, at least three hours.
An alternative method if you don’t have ice pop molds: Pour the mixture into small paper cups and wrap each top tightly with a piece of aluminum foil.
Carefully poke a wooden stick through the foil into the cup to serve as a handle, making sure each one is centered and straight. Place in the freezer.
Our Honest Review
At Revolution Foods’ test kitchen, we had fun making and tasting this quick and easy recipe. See what our team has to say about the Feel-Good Pops:
“The Feel-Good Pops are delicious and unexpected, very grown-up flavors but I think older kids might appreciate the tart and unexpected zing of the popsicle.”
– Samantha Limcaco | Research & Development Chef
“These popsicles taste great! The one thing that I really like is that it’s not too sweet.”
– Amy Abatemarco | Product Development Technician.
For more healing foods and recipes, check out Bauer’s new book, Joy’s Simple Food Remedies: Tasty Cures for Whatever’s Ailing You. Follow us on social media for the latest parenting and cooking tips.