Who doesn’t like to have some chilled ice cream or popsicles in summers but the added color, sugar, and preservative in the market bought ice creams can have some serious effects on our health. Why take a risk, when you can prepare your summer heat alleviating dessert by following Yasmin Karachiwala’s healthy Popsicle recipe. She is the fitness trainer and reason behind the sculpted bodies of Bollywood divas like Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone. Yasmin frequently shares her various nutritious and easy-to-make recipes with her followers on her Instagram and this time it Popsicles.

Healthy Popsicle Recipe

popsicle

Ingredients

  • Diced strawberries
  • Blueberries pieces
  • Chopped mango pieces
  • Pomegranate arils
  • Coconut Water

How To Prepare?

  • Take a Popsicle mold
  • Add all the fruits in different sections
  • Insert the Popsicle sticks into the mold
  • Add the coconut water
  • Keep it in the freezer
  • Enjoy one it’s frozen and ready to eat!

 

Let’ Look At Some Of The Benefits Of These Ingredients

Strawberries

strawberry ice cream

  • Strawberries belong to the rose family and hence it’s not a fruit or berry but an enlarged container of a flower.
  • Strawberry helps you protecting your heart
  • It lowers your blood pressure
  • Strawberries are high in vitamins and fiber and have a high content of antioxidants called polyphenols
  • They are free from any sodium, fat, cholesterol and are less in calories.
  • Strawberries come under the top 20 fruits that have high antioxidants and are high in manganese and potassium.

 

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Blueberries

blueberry ice cream

  • Blueberries are often called a superfood because of their low calorie and high nutrient values. They are delicious to eat and have many proven health benefits. It comes from the same shrubs as cranberries.
  • Blueberries are more than 80 % water and are rich in fiber, vitamin K, C, and high in manganese.
  • Blueberries are rich in antioxidants which can protect your body from free radicals that can harm your cells leading to aging and getting diseases like cancer.
  • Several studies have shown that blueberries can reduce DNA damage which is the main factor behind aging and cancer 

Mangoes

  • Mangoes have low-calorie content but are high in fibers; it contains vitamins A, C and has B6, iron, and little amount of calcium and vitamin E

Pomegranate

pomogreanate ice cream

  • Pomegranates are a rich source of nutrients like vitamin C, K, fiber, protein, and potassium
  • One fruit of pomegranate consists of hundreds of seeds that are edible. These seeds are known as arils that are rich in vitamins and minerals and some amount of sugar.

 

Coconut Water

coconut water summer

We hope you found these health benefits useful. Stay tuned to Herzindagi for more.

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