Packed with Vitamin C and easy to make with only six quick ingredients, these frozen orange pops are sure to be a family favorite all around. A great snack to help combat cold and flu season, calm a sore throat, or enjoy as a summer treat on a hot day by the pool.
Bonus… citrus foods are also good sources of inflammation-fighting antioxidants. This can help those dealing with rhematoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, athletes looking to train to the next level and those dealing with inflammation from autoimmune diseases such as MS, autoimmune thyroid, diabetes and more.
So start your day with a glass of orange juice, have half a grapefruit or frozen orange pop for a snack, and bring some extra flavors in the foods you cook with a fresh squeeze of lime or lemon juice.
The average daily recommendation of Vitamin C a day is 75 milligrams (mg) per day for adult women, and 90 mg per day for adult men.
4 cups orange juice (pulp-free, not from concentrate)
1/4 cup honey (locally sourced is best for fighting allergies)
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 tsp orange zest
Pinch of salt
- Bring orange juice and honey to a simmer in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk occasionally, cooking for about 25 minutes or until mixture has reduced to 2 cups. Cool completely.
- Add the cooled orange-honey mixture, yogurt, orange zest, vanilla and a pinch of salt to a blender. Puree until smooth.
- Pour into popsicle molds.
- Freeze until orange pops are set (at least 4 hours).
Run orange pop under warm water to release the popsicle from the mold.