Green Tea and Peach Ice Pops (Sugar-free, Naturally-flavored)

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August is National Peach Month, and since the temperatures here are creeping back up towards 90 degrees F (30 C) by week’s end, it seemed only fitting to blend these deliciously juicy fruits into icy cold popsicles. I added cooled steeped green tea for a flavor and health boost. These frozen treats have no added sweeteners or artificial flavors, just natural skin-beautifying ingredients.

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I want to extend a big thanks to anyone reading, whether you regularly follow this space or you’re just stopping by to check out a yummy popsicle recipe. I don’t don’t take it a bit for granted. I appreciate and look forward to reading your comments and I’m thankful for each follow, like, and view. I love connecting with each and every one of you, and I’m so grateful for this opportunity to share and chat about my favorite subject, healthy and delicious food.Β THANK YOU!

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Now, on to these refreshing, naturally energizing ice pops!

Green Tea and PeachΒ Ice Pops

makes 4-8 pops, depending on size of molds

  • 2 cups steeped and cooled green tea
  • 3 ripe/soft peaches, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 10 or more fresh mint leaves, optional

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Blend the cool green tea and two of the peaches until smooth. Add the last peach (or a handful of peach chunks) and pulse a few times, so you have some texture in your pops, if desired. Place mint leaves in the empty pop molds and then pour in the peach/tea mixture. Put in the freezer. Add sticks after about 20 minutes or so, after they’ve started firming up.

Notes: These are not too sweet, using ripe peaches will add more sweetness. Add an extra peach for more peach flavor/sweetness. Or, you can add a little maple syrup, coconut nectar, stevia or other sweetener to taste.

Check out these 16 health benefits of peaches:

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/16-health-benefits-of-peaches.html

And 10 clinically proven health benefits of green tea:

http://authoritynutrition.com/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-green-tea/

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Tell me, lovelies, how do you enjoy the season’s fresh peaches??

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