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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Belly Fat Cure Low Sugar Popsicles

It is super hot in North Cali this summer and my boys are all over popsicles for an afternoon treat. And again, just like with pudding, there is not a single popsicle product on the market that fits the Belly Fat Cure! The good news? Popsicles are soooo easy to make, especially if you already obsessed with finding drinks that fit the plan.

Last summer I became obsessed with BFC Popsicles too, but focused more on ones made from Jay Robb protein powder, yogurt with a little fruit and Sobe.  This summer I've gotten more creative! Apparently Adult (i.e. alcoholic) Popsicles are all the rave too. So you could add vodka or rum, which Jorge Cruise says are sugar free, to these instead of water.

Each recipe makes about 4 popsicles with my mold. These are pretty much 0 sugar, 0 carbs unless otherwise stated. These are the ones I have made and loved, but can get the gist and make a million combinations!

Orange Creamsicles - These were so good, and I'm not even a big fan of orange. I added a sweetener because my kids were sharing them with me, and I wanted to them love them instead of make faces at me :p

1 sweetener packet (I use Sun Crystals)
2 TrueLemon Orange packets
1 Cup Water
1/3 Cup Heavy Cream

I mixed mine together in my (broken) blender and then filled the popsicle molds. I check on them at about 30 minutes and they cream was separating from the water so I gave them each a good shake and left them for another hour or more. If you don't TrueLemon Orange, you could use Orange Zevia for a slightly higher carb count.

Root Beer Float Popsicles:
1 Cup (flat) Zevia, Blue Sky or Virgil's Diet Root Beer
1/3 Heavy Cream

If you use a can of soda that has been opened for a bit it will have less bubbles, and less chance it will make a mess in your freezer (a little flat is better for this project). You can mix these together for an allover creamy taste or let them seperate and freeze them in layers. The sodas should be sweet enough, no need to add addition sweetener. You sugar/carb count depends on the soda used.

Peaches and Cream:
1 Peach tea bag
1 Cup water
1/3 Heavy Cream
Stevia Sweetener - 1 packet

My all time favorite iced tea is Republic of Teas Ginger Peach, but any brand will do. Brew it up as you would to make normal tea and let cool. Add to blender with cream and stevia sweetener and blend. You can do the same thing with any other fruity type teas! A Strawberry cream made with one of the Sobe 0 Calorie Lifewaters sounds good too, instead of the tea, but would have a little higher sugar carb value. You could also use a very small pureed peach, which has 7 grams of sugar, but divided among the pops would be okay.

Cucumber Mint Popsicles
1 cup water
1/2 half small cucumber - peeled and seeded
Fresh Mint - finely chopped
Juice from 1 lemon (or a lime will work too!)
Stevia Sweetener - 1 packet

This one is really fresh and light. I have a mint plant, so I used that. But you could also use a mint tea (brewed just like it is for actual tea, then cooled) too. In that case use the mint tea, instead of the water. Either way, throw it all in the blender and add to molds. The popsicles in the photo are mint tea with about 7 blueberries blended in a blender.

I've also seen a recipe called Spicy Italian, that has marscapone cheese, walnuts, strawberries, balsamic vinegar, coconut flakes and a dash of pepper. It is from the book Ice Pop Joy and sounds AMAZING! Or maybe I've just gone popsicle crazy...


5 comments:

  1. Sweetleaf liquid stevia has root-beer flavored stevia drops that I have found to be really good. No carbs. Might be the way to go if you don't want to deal with carbonation.

    Kim

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  2. Great ideas Amber! :) I can't wait to try the Orange Creamsicle. I've been sticking to the BFC and need more dessert ideas. I haven't loss much weight but I have lost inches. I dropped a pant size! wooo hooo Thank you for your great recipes, tips, and support.

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  3. Great ideas! My kids love making popsicles so I'm going to give these a try! I may throw out all of the old chipped popsicle molds and buy some of these cute ones! I have the Virgils Zero root beer at home so I may make the rootbeer float ones! Yum!
    Carey

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  4. awesome Amber! Thank you for such great ideas!

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  5. Thanks for the great recipies Amber! I just made your Spicy Cocoa Roasted Pecans and they are deeelish!!! Even my carb loving husband loves them!

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