Forget store-bought popsicles and try these Blueberry Kefir Pops. It’s a fruity frozen snack that will keep you cool on a hot summer day. To make them, all you need is lemon juice, coconut sugar, rice malt syrup, some freshly chopped lavender, and our blueberry kefir. Mix these ingredients in a small bowl and pour into a popsicle mold. The fragrance alone will melt your heart. Lavender has a refreshing scent with aromatherapeutic properties that may promote calmness and overall wellbeing. It’s self-care in a snack.
According to the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, blueberries are high in many essential vitamins and minerals, including:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
Not surprisingly, blueberries get their name from their deeply pigmented blue color- an indication that they’re full of antioxidants, specifically anthocyanins. Antioxidants fight carcinogenic free radicals, which can cause cell degeneration, DNA damage and cancer.
If those aren’t strong enough reasons for you to increase your blueberry intake, the bite-sized beauties are also low in calories, fat-free, and delicious- especially when paired with kefir!
- 2 cups Blueberry Lowfat Kefir
- 2 tsp of lavender buds
- 1 tsp of coconut sugar (or cane sugar)
- 1 tsp of lemon juice
- 1/2 cup of honey (or rice malt syrup)
- homemade blueberry compote
- Mix together all ingredients, pour into popsicle molds and freeze.