Blueberry Chia Popsicles are a refreshing treat on a warm sunny day or just a mildly sweet cool pleasure when you want to satisfy your sweet tooth. I love popsicles because they are relatively small and if you limit yourself to just one, then the serving size is dessert in moderation. Serving size is important to keep in mind when you are trying to keep your weight in check. It’s ok to allow yourself a (sweet treat) periodically and having a limited portion such as a popsicle rather than a carton of ice cream where you might be tempted to have more or a bigger serving is even better.
This month I decided to go with a more refreshing lighter popsicle than a creamy more calorie laden one. If you are a regular reader than you probably have noticed that I have cut way back on my posting of desserts and high calorie snacks. I’ve been able to keep it in check pretty well the past couple of months. It hasn’t been easy, I love to bake and create dessert recipes.
Chia seeds are so good for you and have so many health benefits.
Who would have thought that these teeny tiny little seeds that used to be only sold as a way to grow a green pet in a terra-cotta dish shaped like an animal, would turn out to be such a way to add nutrients to so many dishes such as cereal, yogurt, salads, smoothies and yes even popsicles. I’m even going to add it to the feed of my chickens because it makes their eggs rich in omega-3’s.
So don’t feel like you are indulging too much when you whip up these Blueberry Chia popsicles, because I believe the nutrients of these make them a very healthy alternative to a calorie laden dessert. Enjoy!
Yield: 12 popsicles