Coffee popsicles sound like heaven on a stick! Something about popsicles send a clear signal that summer is officially here. Sitting on the front step, on a hot day, trying to eat the sweet, melting mess before it fell off the stick and giggling with friends. And now let me introduce you to an adult version. Coffee popsicles. The best of the summer with your favorite kick starter beverage.
Just when you think you have a handle on your eating habits and along comes a heat wave (and an ice cream truck) and you find yourself indulging in a childhood fave. Don’t worry, snack-cidents happen. Pick yourself up and move on. Then head over to my Crave Cure Guide to learn how to deal with those cravings.
Are Coffee Popsicles Good for You?
Coffee is one of those things that has good or bad properties depending on who you ask. We all know that coffee gives you a boost in the morning (which is why most of us drink it) but it can also rev up your metabolism and increase your performance, both at work and in the gym! It also provides loads of antioxidants and may be liver protective, too.
Many studies have been done on the health benefits of this beverage. Some benefits include decreased cancer risks (of certain types of cancer), potential to decrease the risk of Parkinson’s, decreased risk of Type II diabetes as well as a decreased risk of heart attack and stroke. Seems like some reasonable reasons to keep sipping if you ask me.
If you want to make your coffee even better, check out my steps to healthier coffee here. And take a look at my coffee popsicle recipe below!
The drawbacks to drinking coffee
Can there be any you might ask after reading the benefits above? The answer is yes. For those people plagued with adrenal fatigue, coffee offers a short term burst of energy followed by a crash and more fatigue than before. That fatigue often encourages them to reach for cup after cup and can be disruptive to their sleep patterns.
Also, coffee sends a signal to our adrenal glands to pump out the hormones adrenaline and cortisol. Which means constant fight or flight mode if you are consuming several coffees a day. This is not ideal for a healthy person, but is worse for someone with adrenal fatigue. Rule of thumb: stick to no more than 2 cups a day and drink them before noon. Need a pick me up? Try some green tea and exercise for a natural energy boost.
Coffee Popsicles: The Recipe
- 1 cup of full fat coconut milk
- 1/2 cup of organic decaf coffee
- 1/2 tbsp. vanilla powder
- Pinch of sea salt
- 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
- 10 drops of glycerinate stevia + 1/4 powdered erythritol or 3 tbsp raw honey
- Add ingredients to blender.
- Blend ingredients thoroughly.
- Pour into ice pop molds and set in freezer until frozen, at least 2 hours.
- Serve and enjoy!