Healthy Popsicles for
Glowing Skin

Hair & Beauty
Healthy homemade popsicles for beautiful skin Photo: Yasu + Junko

To help you chill out and positively beam down the aisle, we asked three experts—a "beauty foodie," a star derm, and the owners of Brooklyn-based People's Pops—to whip up healthy recipes loaded with complexion-friendly ingredients

Glowing Green Pops
Creator Kimberly Snyder, author of The Beauty Detox Solution and go-to clinical nutritionist for a slew of celebs, including Drew Barrymore, Fergie, and Josh Duhamel.

Beauty boost: It's fair to say Snyder is borderline-obsessed with organic kale, romaine lettuce, and spinach, the superstars of her signature Glowing Green health drinks. Likewise, the Popsicle version of her beverages delivers "a full dose of chlorophyll-rich greens."

The Rx:
Juice 1 1/2 pounds of kale and 1 1/2 small organic cucumbers. Add the juice of one lemon and five tablespoons of organic honey; stir well. Remove the pits from two very ripe peaches, and put them in a pot with a few teaspoons of water; cook until soft. Then puree or mash them, add them to the juice, pour it into molds, and freeze. Makes 10 three-ounce ice pops.

Raspberry Chia Pops
Creators Nathalie Jordi, David Carrell, and Joel Horowitz, the founders of People's Pops.

Beauty boost:
A riff on the "Straight-Up Raspberry" recipe in the trio's new book, People's Pops, this rich red number includes chia seeds, which are chock-full of moisturizing omega-3 fatty acids.

The Rx:
Puree four cups of raspberries; transfer them to a bowl or pitcher. Add one cup and two tablespoons of simple syrup; stir well. Add two tablespoons of chia seeds and let them sit for a few minutes to absorb the mixture before pouring it into molds. Freeze. Makes 10 three-ounce pops.

Antioxidant Pops
Creator David Colbert, a dermatologist and co-author of The High School Reunion Diet.

Beauty boost: In his book, Colbert touts the benefits of "low-glycemic" carbs like coconut water, which forms the base of the recipe. "This pop provides a lot of vitamin C, antioxidants, and hydration," says Colbert, "and gives the skin a healthy glow."

The Rx: Combine one cup of crushed raw almond bits, one cup of goji berries, and a 20-ounce can of pineapple chunks (or an equal amount of fresh, shredded pineapple). Stir in three cups of coconut water. Add agave to taste for sweetness, pour the mixture into molds, and freeze. Makes 10 three-ounce pops. Très cool!

—Dana Wood

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