Frozen treats are one of the best ways to cool down during the summer time. Options that are both healthy AND delicious are hard to come by in the stores. Try out these fruit-sicle recipes below!

From Cleveland Clinic;

Ever look at the ingredients in a popsicle? Most are basically made out of water, sugar, corn syrup, various thickening gums and some seriously vibrant coloring agents. (Red dye 40, anyone?)

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The nutritional value is practically nil, but they’re icy cold … and that’s the real draw on a blistering hot day.

But get this: There’s a way to get that polar feeling PLUS a bit of nutrition. All it takes is a little fruit, a little creativity and a little time as your creation chills in the freezer. Find inspiration with these three treats.

Berry power!

blueberry blackberry banana popsickles

These berry-based “black-and-blue” popsicles pack a decent nutritional punch while delivering 25% of your daily recommended amount of vitamin C. Better yet, the taste will absolutely knock you out.

A tropical delight

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Catch an island vibe wherever you call home with this delicious frozen treat. It’s made from mango, papaya and pineapple — all excellent (and lip-smackingly good) sources of disease-fighting antioxidants.

Natural red

Pineapple raspberry popsicles

Who needs food coloring when you have fresh raspberries providing the pigment? Try making these eye-catching popsicles, which offer a healthy dose of vitamin C, plus iron, calcium and dietary fiber.

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