RecipeFeel-Good Pops

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 35
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Total Fat: 0 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Total Sugar: 6 g
    • Natural Sugar: 5 g
    • Added Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 15 mg

Protect yourself from cold and flu bugs (or help fight symptoms if you already have a pesky cold) with these refreshing and hydrating ice pops, made from grapefruit, guava and carrots. Guava is loaded with vitamin C, well known for its role in immunity. Carrots are a beta-carotene standout; beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body, where it’s used as an antioxidant that can help boost the immune system. And pink grapefruit offers a two-for-one benefit, delivering both vitamin C and beta-carotene. Oh and did I mention how delicious they are? They are!

For easier prep, try this all juice version: Simply combine 1 cup pink grapefruit juice, 1/2 cup orange juice, 1 cup guava juice, 1 cup carrot juice, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon lime juice in a food processor. Pour the mixture into molds and freeze. Each pop is just 45 calories.

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This recipe makes 13 pops
  • 1 grapefruit (pink when available for added sweetness), peel and pith removed*
  • 1 orange, peel and pith removed*
  • 1 cup guava juice
  • 1 cup carrot juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey

*When prepping the grapefruit and orange, discard any obvious pits, but there’s no need to remove all of them.

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or high-powered blender until completely pureed. Pour the mixture into a set of standard ice pop molds, using about 1/3 cup mixture per pop. Freeze until the pops are firm and solid, at least three hours.

An alternative method if you don’t have ice pop molds: Pour the mixture into small paper cups and wrap each top tightly with a piece of aluminum foil.

Carefully poke a wooden stick through the foil and into the cup to serve as a handle, making sure each one is centered and straight. Place in the freezer.

Looking for immune-boosting bites? Try these Feel-Better Overnight Oats and Non-Dairy Cream of Mushroom Soup

Nutrition analysis courtesy of Genesis® R&D

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