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The superfood-packed popsicles you need to make this summer

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Warm cookies and hot chocolate are reserved for those cold, winter nights, but summer is all about frosty, ice-cold treats. From healthy nice creams to coconut smoothie bowls, there’s no shortage of deliciously refreshing desserts.

But one category screams summer just a little bit louder than the rest: popsicles.

“There’s something about a popsicle that brings you back to your childhood days, running around and playing all day and getting rewarded with a delicious—and often messy—popsicle,” says Daphne Cheng, executive chef at New York City’s LadyBird and Mother of Pearl.

And when a popsicle doesn’t just taste good, but also cools you down and packs a superfood punch? Genius.

Scroll down to see Daphne Cheng’s easy and refreshing homemade popsicle recipe to cool you down on even the hottest of days.

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Summer Berry Chia Pops

2 cups strawberries, hulled
1 cup blueberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup coconut milk
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup chia seeds
Agave (optional)

1. Blend all ingredients until well-blended but still slightly chunky for texture. Taste and add agave to sweeten, if necessary.

2. Slowly mix in chia seeds, whisking while pouring to avoid clumps.

3. Pour into popsicle molds. Freeze at least 2 hours or until solid.

Ready to have your best summer ever? Check out our complete Healthy Summer Hot List, featuring even more fun tips (from the coolest influencers in the wellness world) for getting the most out of the season.