These lime avocado popsicles offer the irresistible taste of a lime pie, but with an added attraction: they are extraordinarily healthy and brimming with nutritional benefits.
Is there a better way to cool off than to do it while nourishing ourselves in a delicious and balanced way?
About this recipe
Imagine, for a moment, a sunny day and the craving for something fresh and delicious hits. Then you remember the avocado and lime popsicles. This combination may seem curious, but when you taste it, it envelops you with its refreshing flavor, similar to an exquisite lime pie.
Now, imagine that that popsicle, in addition to tasting irresistible, is also super nutritious. Yes, you read that right. These Mexican paletas are not just a sweet treat to beat the heat. They are a source of nutrients, mainly provided by the avocado, known for its multiple health benefits.
Avocado is a fruit that provides healthy fats, fiber, and vitamins. In addition, the citrus touch of lime enhances the flavor and adds its round of benefits, including its high vitamin C content.
So, what do you say we freshen up in a different way? We are going to give up sugary drinks and artificial treats. Let’s prepare our own avocado popsicles with lime, a delicious, nutritious and perfect dessert to enjoy during the hot summer days. Because there is nothing better than refreshing ourselves by nourishing ourselves in a simple, natural and delicious way.
In other words, it doesn’t matter if you eat it in the morning, in the afternoon, for dessert or even before eating… Would you make them? This recipe for avocado popsicles, paletas verdes, as my kids used to call them when they were kids, is a nutritious recipe.
Ingredients to make the popsicles
- Avocado, use a ripe avocado.
- Coconut water, coconut water hydrates us and gives a tropical touch to these popsicles.
- Lime juice, if you want them to have more lime flavor, add the lime zest.
- Maple syrup, cane sugar or sweetener of your choice.
Benefits of avocado
Rich in healthy fats: Avocados are an excellent source of monounsaturated fats, which are healthy for us. These fats can help reduce bad cholesterol levels and increase good cholesterol levels.
The fat in avocados can help increase the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients from other foods when eaten together.
High in fiber: Avocados contain a considerable amount of fiber, which can help regulate digestion, control weight, and may even reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Source of vitamins and minerals: Avocados are rich in vitamins and minerals, including potassium (more than bananas), vitamin K, vitamin E, vitamin C and B vitamins.
Antioxidants: They contain antioxidants such as the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which are important for eye health.
How to make the paddles?
Put the avocado, lime juice, coconut water, and maple syrup in the glass of a blender. Blend until everything is well integrated. Pour the mixture into a popsicle mold, insert the wooden sticks, and freeze.
How to make popsicles without a mold?
You can make them in disposable paper cups and with wooden sticks. Pour the mixture into the molds, and put them in the freezer for about an hour. Take them out and put the stick on them, and put them back in the freezer. Leave them in the freezer overnight or until they are completely frozen.
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Lime Avocado Paletas
- Popsicle mold
- wooden sticks
- 1 avocado
- 2 cups coconut water
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 6 tablespoons maple syrup
- Start by blending avocado, lime juice, coconut water, and maple syrup until well combined. Once blended, pour the mixture into a popsicle mold, insert popsicle sticks, and place in the freezer overnight. Enjoy your tasty frozen treat the next day!
- Use the sweetener of your choice.
- Use paper cups if you do not have a popsicle mold.
Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.