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Syn Free Strawberry Banana Creamy Popsicles | A Summer Popsicle Series

A popsicle recipe perfect for Summer or anytime of the year since they are Syn Free!  These healthy popsicles are creamy, sweet and only have 3 ingredients.  A great clean food to feed the kiddos, you don’t even have to tell them they are healthy!

Syn Free Strawberry Banana Popsicles | Summer Popsicle Series. 3 Ingredient clean eating popsicles, a smarter way to Summer! Try these and beat the heat, guilt free!

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If you live in Europe then chances are you already know about Slimming World and Syn Free foods.  For the rest of us, it’s another tool to choose healthy foods.  It is very popular across the pond because essentially nothing is off the table.  It reminds me a lot of Weight Watchers because you can have treats.  In Slimming World, treats are called Syns.  

What is Syn Free Food?

There is a lot of free food, or Syn-Free food, that you can have unlimited portions of.  These foods are nutrient dense and filling so as long as you are not trying to over-eat, you should be able to lose weight without the psychological pressure of being on a ‘diet’.  It’s because of these Syn Free foods, you don’t get the feeling that you are being deprived.

For popsicles, just about any fruit is Syn Free.  If you want creamy popsicles you have choices of fat free yogurt or fat free/low fat (1%) cottage cheese.  I have used both and both were fantastic!  So give it a whirl!

How To Make Syn Free Ice Cream And Popsicles

You can make Syn Free ice cream and popsicles simply by mixing Syn Free foods in a blender and freezing them.  Freeze them in a popsicle mold for popsicles or a tub for ice cream.  For ice cream you are going to want to rest the tub at room temp until it gets a bit softer.  It will be easier to scoop and the ideal temp for tasting ice cream is at it’s melting point.  Eating super cold ice cream actually numbs your taste buds and it won’d taste as sweet or rich.  So give it a rest, then enjoy!

I have been experimenting and to tell the truth, some popsicle recipes weren’t that good.  Either the texture was off or the taste, or both.  I did come up with one both my hubby and I both enjoy, strawberry banana popsicle with cottage cheese!  No joke, this actually worked.  The low fat (1%) cottage cheese gave it just the creaminess it needed to feel good on the tongue.  The banana helps with this creamier texture too.  All 3 ingredients are on the syn-free list.  I did use a Vitamix 7500 Blender but I think you can break down the cottage cheese with a regular blender so that the mixture comes out smooth.  You can add maple syrup, honey, simple syrup to make it extra sweet but then it wouldn’t be Syn Free.  I didn’t think it needed any extra sweetness personally.

To buy the popsicle mold I use on Amazon, click the picture below:


If you come up with a recipe of your own, please share in the comments below:)  Happy popsicling this Summer!

Syn Free Strawberry Banana Popsicles | Summer Popsicle Series. 3 Ingredient clean eating popsicles, a smarter way to Summer! Try these and beat the heat, guilt free!
Syn Free Strawberry Banana Popsicles | Summer Popsicle Series. 3 Ingredient clean eating popsicles, a smarter way to Summer! Try these and beat the heat, guilt free!
Syn Free Strawberry Banana Popsicles | Summer Popsicle Series. 3 Ingredient clean eating popsicles, a smarter way to Summer! Try these and beat the heat, guilt free!
Syn Free Strawberry Banana Popsicles | Summer Popsicle Series. 3 Ingredient clean eating popsicles, a smarter way to Summer! Try these and beat the heat, guilt free!
Syn Free Strawberry Banana Popsicles | Summer Popsicle Series. 3 Ingredient clean eating popsicles, a smarter way to Summer! Try these and beat the heat, guilt free!

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Syn Free Strawberry Banana Popsicles | Summer Popsicle Series. 3 Ingredient clean eating popsicles, a smarter way to Summer! Try these and beat the heat, guilt free!

Syn Free Strawberry Banana Creamy Popsicles

Yield: 4 cups of popsicle mixture
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

A creamy, healthy popsicle that is fruity and sweet. Great for kids, both big and small!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fat free or low fat 1% cottage cheese
  • 2 cups chopped fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 2 bananas sliced, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup of water

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix on high until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour in popsicle molds.
  3. Freeze at least 3 hours.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 233mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 3gSugar: 13gProtein: 8g

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Summer Popsicle Series, the best resource for homemade popsicles!

Britt | Sweet Tea & Thyme

Friday 11th of August 2017

Those popsicles looks SUPREMELY creamy, and since our little one has fallen in love with popsicles I can feel good about making these for him. Thanks!

Christina | Christina's Cucina

Friday 11th of August 2017

Oooh yummy! I make a similar ice lolly, with cream and crushed meringue, not quite as SYN-free! haha!

Emily

Friday 11th of August 2017

Homemade popsicles are seriously the easiest treat ever! this recipe looks amazing, can't wait to try it!

Jen R

Tuesday 20th of July 2021

Hi Tina - Great recipe, it looks delicious. Annoyingly, though, as soon as you puree a fruit it has syns, according to slimming world, which means that 100g banana is 4syns and strawberries have 1.5. Same if you cook them. It's still not much when you split it between a bunch of moulds, AND it's still super healthy, but would hate for you to get caught out if you're trying to lose weight!

Patty @ Spoonabilities

Friday 11th of August 2017

What a delicious, healthy, fantastic treat!

Beth

Friday 11th of August 2017

How cute are those? I haven't heard of syn free. Thanks for the lesson!

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