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Strawberry Chocolate Popsicle

Have you been strawberry picking yet!? June is the perfect time to pick your own strawberries at your local U-Pick farms in Ontario, and they are a perfect ingredient for a summer treat to keep you cool this Canada Day long weekend!



Chocolate Covered Strawberry Popsicle


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries chopped

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk full-fat from the can

  • 2 tbsp baking stevia or sweetener of choice

  • 1 cup vegan and sugar-free baking chips

  • 1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil

  • crushed freeze-dried strawberries for topping optional


Instructions

  1. Place the strawberries, coconut milk and sweetener into a blender and blend until smooth. Fill the popsicle moulds with the strawberry mixture. **If you have the standard popsicle moulds, perhaps consider doubling the recipe.

  2. Freeze the popsicles for at least 8 hours or overnight. Remove the popsicles and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in 15-second increments, stirring between each until smooth.

  4. Hold one of the popsicles over the chocolate and quickly spoon the chocolate over it while shaking off any extra until it's completely covered. Immediately sprinkle with freeze-dried strawberries and place the popsicle on the baking sheet. Repeat until you have covered all the popsicles. Serve immediately or return to the freezer to enjoy later.


Health Benefits of Strawberries

  1. Strawberries Are a Top Source of Antioxidants, Which Can Help Reduce Oxidative Stress

  2. Packed With Vitamin C to Support a Healthy Immune System

  3. Strawberries May Support Cognitive Function and Reduce the Risk of Dementia

  4. Strawberries Can Improve Cholesterol Levels

  5. Compounds Found in Strawberries Could Reduce Inflammation

  6. Strawberries May Have Prebiotic Activity, Which Is Beneficial for Gut Health

 

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