Low Calorie Strawberry Pops!

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How do you save overripe strawberries?  You freeze them into mini-popsicles, and eat them whenever you want!

You know how I am about strawberries, so of course I experimented. Fortunately, the best-tasting version of these is also the lowest in calories. Just 14 calories per pop!

Low-Calorie Strawberry Pops

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups of Strawberries
  • 1 Tablespoon Truvia Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 2/3 Cup Water

Equipment:

  • Blender
  • Ice Tray
  • Cling Wrap
  • Lollipop Sticks

Instructions:

  1. Clean strawberries, and cut off leaves and any dark spots.
  2. Add all ingredients to blender, and puree for 30 seconds to 1 minute until well blended.
  3. Pour mixture into ice tray, making sure each square is just a bit over-full.
  4. Cover ice tray with cling wrap, and gently cut a small slit in the center of the wrap over each cube.
  5. Press a lollipop stick into the center of each cube.
    • The thicker cling wrap helps to secure the sticks, but it’s never strong enough to keep them completely upright. To fix this, use rolled up napkins or pieces of paper between rows to prop up the sticks. I place books on each end to keep the sticks from tipping outwards as well.
  6. Secure in place in the freezer, and freeze overnight.
  7. To serve, remove napkins and cling wrap, and run a sharp knife along the edges of each cube to separate the pops, as the tops will have frozen together. If they do not come out of the ice tray easily, run some cold water onto the bottom of the tray.

Makes 14 mini-popsicles.

These mini pops can also be used as ice in cold drinks, like lemonade, iced tea, and sangria. Simply leave out the sticks and cling wrap.

 

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