Summer Recipes: Lychee Popsicles with Raspberries

lychee popsicle

I’ve been really excited for this week’s recipe all summer, lychee popsicles with freshly picked raspberries…it doesn’t get much better than this. My recipe is inspired by my love of bubbletea since I’m a huge fan of getting lychee jelly instead of pearls. I wanted to create a really rich flavor so I’m combining lychee juice with coconut milk and for that bubbletea flavor I’m adding in fresh lychee ‘jelly’. And just to make sure the popsicles aren’t too sweet I’m adding in raspberries I picked myself just a few days ago to balance it all out. This is a really simple recipe with ingredients that you can get from any major food store and it is sure to delight and refresh. Lets get into it!
(sad note, this was intended to feature fresh lychees but the season just ended last week & offically lychees have disappeared from Montreal – I seriously went to 15 stores over two days hunting for them with no luck)

[box title=”Health Benefits” color=”#F54D70″] Raspberries and lychees are good sources of anti-oxidants, like oligonol which is found in abundant in lychees and helps with blood flow, protects against UV rays and reduces weight. Both fruits are also good sources of minerals with potassium, manganese, copper, iron and magnesium which are all helpful to keeping our heart healthy. Also they are excellent sources of Vitamin C, and combined they also have Vitamin B, K, and A. As well they both have niacin, and folates which help metabolize carbohydrates, protein and fats.[/box]

What You’ll Need:summer recipe (2)

  • 1 cup of fresh lychees
    (canned if fine if you can’t find fresh)
  • 3/4 cup of coconut milk
    (you can substitute for coconut water)
  • 2 cups of lychee juice
    *any brand will do
  • 1 cup of raspberries Continue reading %s