Recipe: Healthy, Skinny DETOX Popsicles.
With all this heat, I've been craving tasty treats that are ice cold. And since ice cream just isn't that healthy... ENTER my skinny detox POPSICLES.
Remember my recipe for healthy skinny detox LEMONADE? You know the lemonade that eliminates toxins, decreases bloat, gives you energy AND keeps you full between meals? Well that's what we're using to make these refreshing, yummy popsicles. So you're getting all the benefits of that lemonade AND cooling off WHILE curbing your sweet tooth.
And speaking of benefits, here's what you should know about charcoal, the DETOX part of these pops:
Charcoal is super spongey so as soon as it hits your digestive track, it holds onto all those toxins from drinking too many vodka sodas + eating too much pizza. And it's all flushed out of your system. THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD ALSO DRINK WATER AFTER YOU NOSH ONE OF THESE POPSICLES. The toxins need water to be flushed out.
ADDITIONALLY: This charcoal + water combo also cures hangovers so these pops are perfect for the morning after you've had some fun. whoop whoop!
And here's a fun fact: Charcoal is commonly given to hospital patients with toxin exposure or drug overdoses to flush out all those toxins from their systems. But here, we just use a little charcoal, a safe amount. And don't worry - you 100% can not taste it. And it makes your lemonade pops black + super chic.
HERE ARE THE EXACT BENEFITS:
✖️ ENERGY BOOSTER → when your body is rid of toxins + oxidants, it responds with more energy
✖️ HANGOVER CURE → helps your liver do its job
✖️ FLATTER TUMMY → yes please!! eliminates bloating, as it cleanses your intestines + colon
✖️ DETOX → charcoal detoxes faster + more powerfully than fruits, veggies, green tea + flax seeds
HERE ARE THE RULES:
✖️ Charcoal can't tell the difference between toxins + prescription medicine. Do not use charcoal if you're taking prescription medicine or other supplements that keep you healthy.
OK let's MAKE these healthy little bombs of yumminess already!!
✖️ 2 tbsp Schizandu Acitvated Coconut Charcoal
✖️ 6 tbsp Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
✖️ Juice of 12 Organic Lemons
✖️ 3-4 droppers full of Organic Liquid Stevia
✖️ 4-6 tbsp Organic Chia Seeds
✖️ 6-8 cups Water (depending on how strong you want your lemonade - I usually do 6 cups)
AFTER YOUR CHIA SEEDS HAVE BECOME GELATINOUS (FROM REFRIGERATION) THEN:
✖️ With a funnel, pour lemonade into your popsicle molds
(Leave room at the top of each mold -- overfilling causes difficulty in getting your pop out of the mold later)
✖️ Freeze at least 4 hours, or until the liquid is completely set
✖️ Upon removal from freezer, let your pops sit at room temperature for 2-3 minutes
✖️ Pull your pop out of the mold + ENJOY
SIDE NOTE: ingesting charcoal while drinking cocktails decreases hangovers so feel free to add a little vodka to these guys... taking them from the weekday into the weekend.
HEY PARTY POPS X
HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO COMPLETE THESE POPS, ALL ECO OF COURSE:
+ + lemon press + charcoal are on sale YAY