Ice Pop Joy Book- Review and Giveaway

Ice Pop Joy has arrived! I have been waiting to make yummy pops. We make Popsicle’s every Summer and my usual frozen smoothies have been getting a bit old. They are good but plain strawberry and yogurt pops are not the most exciting things in the world. Well the secret weapon we’ve been waiting for is here. The recipes in Ice Pop Joy will encourage your kids to try new flavors and appreciate fresh, seasonal ingredients. Kaia has already helped to start variations of the recipes to create her own yummy Pop from ingredients we have around the house. She even got excited when we were at the Farmer’s Market yelling “Oh Mommy wouldn’t these Guava’s be perfect for our Pop’s!”. They were awesome in her own inspired Ice Pops. We blended the Guava’s with Mango’s, Greek yogurt, and agave nectar. They were delicious!

The first section of the book offers tips parents can use to open dialogue with their kids about eating healthy, including:

1. Dont hide the ingredients from them. Ask for their suggestions on creating a signature veggie pop that you can name after them.
2. Have your children be active participants in choosing ingredients for your pops.
3. Keep offering! Allow your children the room to express likes and dislikes, but keep trying with veggies, as childrens tastes change as often as they do.
I love that the book even gives helpful tips about commom problems. My kids definitely have textural issues. Kaia generally will not eat meat because she does not like the texture. So this is the tip the book gives. “Sometimes an unusual texture leads to the ewww response from children. Easily change the texture of some high nutrient foods such as tofu or kale by blending them into your pops.”

The recipes in the book are organized into chapters according to the main ingredients used in them. These include Pure Fruit Pops, Veggie Pops, Yogurt Pops, Tofu Pops, Herbal Tea Pops, Chocolate Pops and Specialty Pops . The final section of the book offers a Resources section, listing online sources for the ingredients and other items used to make the ice pops, and a References section that provides further nutritional information about the ingredients used in the recipes.

I love that this book gives alternatives to sugar like Agave Nectar which we use regularly (we buy ours at Costco), honey and more.

Recipe From Ice Pop Joy

Rooibos Red Tea Immunity Pops


•3 Rooibos Red Tea bags
•¼ cup agave nectar
•1 whole grapefruit, squeezed
•1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
•½ lemon, squeezed
•1 cup of ice


1.Boil 4 cups of water on stove top and
add in tea bags.
2.Add agave nectar.
3.Let simmer on low for 10 minutes.
4.Let cool to a luke warm state.
5.Pour tea mixture into blender.
6.Add in grapefruit juice, strawberries,
lemon and ice and blend to a smooth
7.Pour mixture into chosen pop molds.

Makes 8
4 oz. pops

Pop Culture Health Tip

Rooibos is a very high antioxidant tea and really boosts your immune system. It is an herbal tea, which means there is no caffeine and is completely natural. Rooibos tea is completely pure, as it contains no additives, preservatives or colorants. These pops taste amazing.

From the Editor:
Chill out! You can indulge in deliciously sweet and juicy ice pops without consuming refined sugar and fake sweeteners. What could be better than a sticky-sweet frozen treat to cool you down on a hot summer day? How about a heavenly, fresh and wholesome ice pop that you can feel good about enjoying and giving to your kids? Using fresh, seasonal fruits; sweet, nutritious vegetables; protein-packed whole food bases; and a multitude of other exquisite ingredients, Ice Pop Joy offers recipes for scrumptious treats any time. A wide variety of pops for every taste, Ice Pop Joy offers chapters featuring pure fruit pops, veggie pops, yogurt pops, tofu pops, herbal tea pops, chocolate pops, and specialty pops.

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