Nordic Nourishment: Popsicles

Why do we desire sugar? We tend to crave sweets when we are dehydrated, tired or stressed, as well as when we eat fast and don’t chew well. Be mindful of these triggers, cravings and habits, choose nourishing food choices, and practice self-kindness to begin living the healthy lifestyle that we all deserve.

How do we satisfy our cravings in a healthy, nourishing way? Many of us crave ice cream during the summer. My favorite is chocolate, so it’s no surprise that I find other ways to have chocolate while still taking care of myself and my health. Popsicles are fantastic for satisfying the desire for something cool and smooth, and you can make it healthy by thinking of it as a smoothie on a stick.

[All recipes, except Lemonade on a Stick, are made in a blender and poured in a mold that is left in the freezer until the popsicles are frozen.]

All photography courtesy of Torkil Stavdal

Ingredients for 3 Popsicles
1 peeled grapefruit
1/2 apple (include skin)
1 inch of peeled turmeric root
1/4 cup of water

Ingredients for 1 Popsicle
2.5 ounces of coconut milk (or however much the mold holds)
1 teaspoon of raw cacao
1 teaspoon of maple syrup
Pinch of ginger or chili (as desired)

Ingredients for 1 Popsicle
2.5 ounces of coconut milk (or however much the mold holds)
1 teaspoon of green Matcha powder
1/2 teaspoon of maple syrup (to taste)

Ingredients for 3 Popsicles
1 cup of strawberries
1/2 cup of beets
1/2 cup of coconut milk
1 teaspoon of maple syrup
1 teaspoon of grapefruit juice

Ingredients for 1 popsicle
1 lemon
1 tablespoon of honey
1/2 cup of hot water
Slice one-sixteenth of an inch off the center of the lemon, and cut it into two halves. Juice the rest of the lemon and add hot water to dissolve the honey. Cut the lemon slice in half and put it into the mold. Add liquid and freeze.



Jeanette Bronée founded Path for Life in 2004 in hopes of bringing awareness to the healing power of learning how our choices affect us. She established the nine-step online Path for Life Self-Nourishment Program based on her integrative, mind-body approach to nourishment, which she developed over the course of a decade by helping clients transform their relationships with food. In addition to her private coaching practice, Bronée is a writer, recipe developer and motivational speaker with a specialty in emotional eating.


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