The easiest and cheapest summer treat you can do is a fresh juice Popsicle. Assuming you already have a juicer there isn’t a huge cost here, your fruits and veggies and the Popsicle mould (alternatively you can use an ice cube rack with Popsicle sticks (from the dollar store) sticking out of each one. Just make sure you consider the following:
- Go heavy on the fruit, but make sure you add plenty of veggies, I typically use three fruits for 1 vegetable, or 3 fruits to 2 veggies with a little bit of honey.
- Don’t use-overpowering tastes such as celery or green peppers and for fruits make sure you add a base of freshly squeezed oranges and juiced apples.
- If you use juice from concentrate or juice boxes the cost is higher, the taste sugars up as it freezes, and the health value is less than zero (a low negative).
- Experiment with a sprinkle of rose water in the mix, a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg
- Juice everything and mix into a jug before you pour into the moulds.
- Freeze for a good day (or at least overnight).
- Go for different colour layers as well (i.e. watermelon for pink, blue berries for blue, and orange juice for orange).
- When you pour into the moulds, let it sit before you put in the freezer so that it layers up and creates a cool colour effect.
- I typically use 6 apples, 6 oranges, 3 cucumbers, 2 romaine lettuce bunches, 4 pears, 1 lemon, 1 cup of grapes and a 1 cup of berries, 3 carrots for a good batch that lasts for a good while.
- Kids are guaranteed to love them, just don’t tell them its from fresh juice just tell them you bought them from a “special store”. The psychological mind games make them more desirable, trust me, manipulation is key.
- Many apps such as 101 Juicing have various recipes.
Good luck and please share if you have any recipes that were a success for you, I’m looking for new ideas.