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. This is also a great snack to help combat cold and flu season, calm a sore throat, or enjoy as a sweet treat on a hot day.
Bonus… citrus foods are good sources of inflammation-fighting antioxidants. This can help those dealing with arthritis, athletes looking to train to the next level, and those bogged down by 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 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 been 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.