Easy and packed with probiotics, these keto blueberry kefir creamsicles are the perfect healthy treat for kids and adults alike! With only a few simple ingredients, they’re great for primal and traditional diets, and GAPS-friendly, too!
With things heating up down here in the south, my kids have been begging me for popsicles. Daily. Multiple times a day. In fact, pretty much every time my 2 year old sees me in the kitchen he asks me for a “pockle.”
So we’ve been living off popsicles for the past couple weeks. I don’t mind, really. Popsicles are super easy to make, and even easier to sneak healthiness in to. And these easy keto blueberry kefir creamsicles are packed with healthiness.
Here are a few of my family’s favorites:
- Apple Pie Popsicles
- Honey Peach Popsicles
- 4-Ingredient Paleo Poopsicles (aka Fudgesicles)
- Coconut Watermelon Pops
Milk Kefir love.
For the past few months my kids have also been loving having fresh milk kefir. It’s pretty much the only dairy they’re allowed other than hard cheese, butter, and occasionally sour cream and homemade yogurt. I make milk kefir daily and my family enjoys it daily, as well. We use it in smoothies, ice cream, cheesecake, in place of yogurt and sour cream in salad dressings and deviled eggs, and of course, in popsicles.
Not only is milk kefir easy to make (it’s the easiest cultured food to make), it’s packed full of nutrition! Milk kefir can have up to as many as 30 strains of good probiotic bacteria – more than yogurt! – it also also contains high levels of vitamins B12 & K2, calcium, magnesium, biotin, and folate, as well as enzymes.
You can make milk kefir at home on your kitchen counter quite easily. Starter grains can be purchased online, or you could contact your local Weston A. Price Foundation, farmer’s market, or Azure Standard drop and see if anyone has any grains to share. Milk kefir grains grow quickly, so other than making kefir with them, I usually end up feeding them to my chickens weekly to keep up with the production!
Keto Blueberry Kefir Creamsicles
With all those amazing kefir benefits, these delicious keto creamsicles also have the added benefits of blueberries. One of my favorites summer fruits! An amazingly nutrient-dense fruit, blueberries are low in carbs and high in vitamins! They’re packed with vitamins C, K, and B, and are also full of minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, and copper.
Blueberries are also full of antioxidants (especially , having one of the highest amounts of them when compared with other foods.
Since milk kefir is rather tart – even more so than yogurt – and blueberries aren’t the sweetest, I like to sweeten these creamsicles up a little with a few drops of plain liquid stevia. If you’re not into stevia (my husband hates it!), or you’re on the GAPS Diet, honey can also be used. Of course, you could always leave out the sweetener and enjoy a nice tart popsicle!
For a little added zing, organic lemon extract is also a fun addition to these keto blueberry kefir creamsicles, but totally optional as well.
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Blueberry Kefir Creamsicles
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, and refined sugar.
- 2 cups milk kefir (make your own!)
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1/8-1/4 teaspoon liquid stevia (use a few tablespoons of honey for GAPS)
- 1/8 teaspoon lemon extract (optional)
Pour all ingredients into a blender and pulse a few times to break up the blueberries. If you don’t want blueberry chunks, puree completely.
Pour mixture into popsicle molds (my kids like these ones) and freeze for a few hours, until set.