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Sweet Summer Treats: Popsicles for Pole Dancers

By on July 16, 2016

With the hot summer weather making its way into my part of the world, it’s the perfect time of year to start whipping up some cold, tasty treats to help beat the heat. While traditional store bought popsicles can occasionally be a fun dessert, these products often are often heavy in sugar and artificial colors and flavors—not especially pole body-friendly.

Instead, satisfy your need for a cool treat by making a batch of one of these delicious popsicle recipes. These options draw their sweetness primarily from fruit and honey, plus they’re packed with whole ingredients that help fuel your pole body. Keep some in your freezer so you can grab one anytime you need to cool off.

Not in a warm part of the world right now? These recipes are still a healthier way to fulfill your cravings for something sweet, and they’re super easy to throw together—way easier than the pole tricks from which they get their names. (The hardest part for me is finding a place to fit them in the freezer!)


The Lux

This smooth and creamy popsicle has a light tropical flavor that’s sure to satisfy your cravings for a treat, tasting indulgent enough to earn its name.

1 can full fat coconut milk (approx. 13.5 ounces)

1 cup chopped pineapple

1 banana

½ tsp. vanilla extract

2 Tbs. honey

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 6 hours (or overnight). Enjoy!

Also finally got this move! 😁 #PDLux #NewTrick #PoleDancing #PoleClass #StaticPole #DoWhatYouLove #BrassBelles

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The Phoenix

These simple ice pops are the perfect remedy for those fiery hot summer days—and they’re way easier to create than the pole trick they’re named for. Plus, they’re the perfect way to make use of extra watermelon if you’ve cut one up and discovered you now have enough fruit to serve everyone at PoleCon.

3 cups fresh watermelon

1 cup strawberries

2 Tbs. lime juice

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 6 hours (or overnight). Enjoy!

😊😊😊 #pdphoenix #poledance #poletrick #polefitness

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Popsicle--JadeThe Jade

Looking for another way to sneak some leafy greens into your diet? Look no further. These green popsicles let you slip in some extra green goodness while still enjoying a light fruit flavor.

1 cup strawberries

1 banana

1 large handful fresh spinach

½ cup plain Greek yogurt

1.5 unsweetened plain cashew milk (or another liquid of your choice)

1 Tbs. honey

Optional: 3-4 additional fresh strawberries, sliced and set aside

Blend all ingredients except extra strawberries. Arrange strawberry slices on one side of popsicle mold. Gently pour liquid into the molds, taking care to not move sliced strawberries from the side of the container. (Alternatively, you can skip the sliced strawberries entirely or chop them in to pieces to stir into your popsicle liquid. These options are easier.) Freeze for 6 hours (or overnight). Enjoy!

A few final tips for perfect popsicles:

  • Taste your popsicle liquid before freezing. If you don’t like the way it tastes at that point, you probably won’t like it any better when frozen. Take this time to “doctor it up” and adjust the recipes to meet your personal tastes.
  • If popsicles won’t release from the molds, run under warm water for a few seconds and try again.
  • All recipes made one batch of six popsicles in these molds, but you can use ice cube trays or plastic cups with popsicle sticks, or another mold of your choice. Just know that your popsicle mileage may vary based on the container you choose.


Paige Lysaght

Paige Lysaght

is a Certified Health Coach, AFAA certified fitness instructor, and parkour and aerial arts studio owner.
Paige Lysaght

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