Red White and Blueberry Popsicles

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You can feel good about making these red, white and blueberry healthy popsicles for you and your family. There's no food coloring or added sugar in these colorful treats and loaded with lots of fresh blueberries and raspberries. These colorful, healthy popsicles are great to serve at your next barbecue or family get-together, healthy dessert recipes never looked so good. You'll need a food processor blender to puree the fruit, and you'll need some measuring cups with spouts to pour the ingredients into the popsicle molds. This is a great recipe for the kids to help out with, and it will give them an appreciation for healthy desserts. This healthy popsicles recipe is one that you will be sure to try again. The best part about this cool dessert recipes idea is that you don't have to feel guilty about letting the kids have them, they make for a healthy treat each day, especially when the weather gets warm out and you need something cold to eat.

This cool dessert recipes idea is loaded with fresh, colorful blueberries and raspberries. You can even substitute the raspberries for strawberries if you'd like, or change or the colors all together with other fresh fruits. Berries are a bright, flavorful, and sweet superfruits that have a long list of health benefits. These colorful fruits not only look good in healthy dessert recipes but they are high in antioxidants and polyphenols, which help to fight chronic disease and cancer. A recent study suggests that sprinkling just a few extra blueberries into your morning yogurt or blending some strawberries into your smoothie may help reduce heart attack risks. Blackberries are high in dietary fiber, Vitamin C and contain iron, calcium, and vitamin A. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and low in fat, free of saturated fat, and a good source of vitamin C and dietary fiber. Antioxidants are so good for you because, over time, free radicals in the body may contribute to cancer and other diseases. So antioxidants that are found in many fruits and vegetables may offer help to neutralize these free radicals, therefore making antioxidant-rich foods an important part of a healthy diet. Blueberries are an especially good choice because they contain high levels of antioxidants, especially when eaten raw. Strawberries are heart-healthy and packed with lots of vitamin C. Strawberries are also an excellent source of folate, which is a nutrient that may help protect your heart. Raspberries also are rich in dietary fiber, vitamin C, and manganese. Raspberries also have high levels of polyphenols, which help reduce heart disease risk. Like blueberries, they contain compounds that may help to widen the arteries, which may prevent plaque buildup.

Nutrition Facts for: Red White and Blueberry Popsicles from The View from Great Island

Ingredients: Raspberries, blueberries, yogurt.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 10 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 32, Calories from Fat 4, Total Fat 0.4g 1%, Saturated Fat 0.3g 2%, Cholesterol 2mg 1%, Sodium 17mg 1%, Potassium 87mg 2%, Carbohydrates 5.3g 2%, Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%, Sugars 3.7g, Protein 1.7g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 9%, Calcium 5%, Iron 2%

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