5 Ingredients to Make the Perfect Power Pop to Pump You up

Ryan Kelly, Jennifer, Popsicles, 2021.

Summer has two constants—it’s hot, and it’s the best time of year to get out and be active. However, heat and physical activities, even when enjoyable, don’t always mix, and it’s easy to become dehydrated. Luckily, there’s a solution: cold treats and electrolytes, combined in the magical power pop! 

These popsicles are chock full of electrolytes, so you can ditch the Gatorade for a natural alternative that tastes twice as good—and comes frozen to beat the heat! Whether you’re working out and need to replenish your body or want to give your kids a healthy, hydrating treat, these power pops will get the job done. 

Why Electrolytes?

Electrolytes replenish the body. They’re what our cells use to relay electrical impulses to each other—they’re what keeps our nervous systems working, among other important things.

Electrolytes are found in salt, which, luckily, plays nicely even with sweet foods when used in small quantities. The ingredients of these power pops are full of electrolytes and minerals and, as a bonus, taste great!

Homemade popsicles served with pineapple and kiwis

Ryan Kelly, Jennifer, Popsicles, 2021.

The Ultimate Power Pop Recipe

This recipe for a classic citrus power pop will allow you to play with flavors and add your own twists to it. The citrus flavor will go amazingly with nearly anything you want to add or swap in for. Add some blended strawberries, use your favorite unsweetened juice,… as long as you include sea salt, coconut water, and a little lemon juice, you’ll get all the electrolytes you need to make your body fall in love with this refreshing treat!

This summer, make sure you and your loved ones are hydrated in the tastiest way possible with these power pops.

A young boy in swim trunks uses the stick of a power pop as a diving board

Ryan Kelly, Jennifer, Popsical Diving Board, 2021.

What You’ll Need:

2 cups coconut water

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/2 cup orange juice

3 tablespoons raw honey (replace with maple syrup if you’re vegan, allergic to honey, or giving this treat to a child under 2 years old)

1/8 teaspoon sea salt (not table salt!)

What To Do With It:

Simply blend all the ingredients together, pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze. 

The popsicles should be fully frozen in about six hours, but it’s best to prepare them the night before they’re needed.

Make some power pops this summer and stay both cool and hydrated in style. It’s really that simple!

Homemade popsicles on a blue countertop, arranged with coconut, pineapple, kiwis, and orchids.

Ryan Kelly, Jennifer, Popsicles, 2021.

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