Cherry Mojito Popsicles Make The Perfect Cooldown Fuel

A raft of research trumpets the antioxidants in tart cherries for improving exercise recovery, mainly by limiting inflammation and muscle damage in the body. These cocktail-inspired popsicles are a refreshing way to work both recovery-boosting tart cherry juice and protein-laced Greek yogurt into your post-workout routine. They are also a great treat for kids after a sports practice. On the flip side, if you want to make these slightly boozy, mix a couple tablespoons of rum into the cherry mixture.

Cherry Mojito Popsicles Recipe

Freezer-Friendly, Gluten-free, Paleo-friendly, Vegan or Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Active Time: 15 min.

Ingredients:

  • 1¼ cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1¼ cups tart cherry juice
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves

 

Directions:

  1. Stir together yogurt, honey, and lime zest. In a separate bowl, stir together cherry juice, lime juice, and mint.
  2. Spoon two alternate layers of yogurt and cherry mixture into each popsicle mold. Insert popsicle sticks into the molds and freeze until solid, about 6 hours.
  3. To unmold the popsicles, run the mold under warm water for a few seconds, being careful not to thaw the pops. Store in the freezer for up to 2 months.

 

Note: You can also use tart cherry concentrate for this recipe. Simply combine 3 tablespoons of the syrupy concentrate with 1¼ cups water.

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