Gotta Have My Pops

"Gotta have my pops!" Haha... remember that commercial? Do they still make pops?

I made these popsicles while trying to find a way to eat more clean calories while still having a good time. The entire recipe is around 1,000 calories, which puts each popsicle at just about 100 calories per popsicle (10 popsicles, each popsicle is 2.5 fl oz).

While I still want to experiment with coconut cream and possible some protein powder in these things, this is the first batch in my experiments that made me stop and want to share it. They taste great, and it really reminds me of the 90's when I would pretty much live off of popsicles.

I used coconut milk from the can. The coconut milk beverage is a bit more watered down, and may make it less creamy.

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Blend the coconut milk and spinach on high for 45-60 seconds. Resist the urge to smell it.
  2. Put in the rest of the ingredients (be sure to peel all the citrus) and blend on high for 60 seconds or until smooth.
  3. Pour your newly created melted popsicle smoothie into your popsicle molds.
  4. Put your popsicle maker together and stick it in the freezer for a minimum of 6 hours, but overnight would be best.
  5. To remove each popsicle, I run a little warm water over the outside of the popsicle molds to loosen them up.

Health

  • Acne
    Zinc, Zn

    The nutrient zinc appears to be effective in reducing symptoms of acne when ingested regularly. Although the positive effects can be small, it clearly helps.

  • Depression
    Zinc, Zn

    There's a notable depression reduction in those who are resistant to depression treatment, and used zinc as an add-on to help improve their symptons while using anti-depressant medication. Minor improvements to mood and depressive symptons were seen in others.

  • Migraine
    Riboflavin

    Riboflavin (also known as Vitamin B2) appears to greatly reduce frequency of migraines. It also notably reduces the intensity of migraines, but the optimal amount isn't known yet as most studies used 400mg, but one study found similar improvements with just 25mg.

  • Lower Blood Pressure
    Magnesium, Mg

    Using magnesium shows a significant reduction in blood pressure, assuming one of two conditions is met. Either the sibject is deficient in magnesium already, or the subject has a blood pressure of 140/90 or above. A deficiency in magnseium was not a requirement for the subjects to reduce their blood pressure.

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Nutrition Facts
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Cholesterol {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.cholesterol.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.cholesterol.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.cholesterol $}
Sodium {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.sodium_na.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.sodium_na.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.sodium_na $}
Potassium {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.potassium_k.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.potassium_k.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.potassium_k $}
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Sugars {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.sugars_total.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.sugars_total.units $}
Protein {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.protein.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.protein.units $}
Vitamin A {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_a_rae.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_a_rae.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.vitamin_a_rae $}
Vitamin C {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_c_total_ascorbic_acid.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_c_total_ascorbic_acid.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.vitamin_c_total_ascorbic_acid $}
Calcium {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.calcium_ca.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.calcium_ca.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.calcium_ca $}
Iron {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.iron_fe.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.iron_fe.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.iron_fe $}
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Vitamins
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Folate {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.folate_total.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.folate_total.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.folate_total $}
Niacin {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.niacin.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.niacin.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.niacin $}
Riboflavin {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.riboflavin.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.riboflavin.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.riboflavin $}
Thiamin {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.thiamin.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.thiamin.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.thiamin $}
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Vitamin K {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_k_phylloquinone.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_k_phylloquinone.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.vitamin_k_phylloquinone $}
Minerals
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Magnesium {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.magnesium_mg.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.magnesium_mg.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.magnesium_mg $}
Phosphorus {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.phosphorus_p.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.phosphorus_p.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.phosphorus_p $}
Selenium {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.selenium_se.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.selenium_se.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.selenium_se $}
Zinc {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.zinc_zn.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.zinc_zn.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.zinc_zn $}
Other
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All nutrient values are calculated from the USDA nutrition database.