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Friday, July 1, 2011

Fresh Fruit Pops

With the afternoons reaching well above 100* around here, I thought it would be nice to search for a healthy, refreshing snack for the boys.

So… while I was searching the world wide web, I came upon this recipe from skinnytaste.com. It looked absolutely yummy! Once I showed the boys, they couldn’t wait to pick out the fruits they wanted to use.

These are a wonderful, healthy alternative to store bought popsicles. Yes,they may take longer to make… but we had fun and they really are delicious!

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What we rounded up: strawberries, kiwi, orange juice, small {cute} plastic cups and popsicle sticks.

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I cut up the kiwi and removed the stems from the strawberries. I cut them into little pieces as well.

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I layered the fruit in the cups and stuck the popsicle stick right in the middle. It stays perfectly in the center with all the fruit holding it in place.

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I then poured some orange juice over all the fruit. Then it dawned on me… I had bought some hiccup berries {blueberries}, so I added some for color. Plus, the boys love to eat them.

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Then you just pop them into the freezer until frozen.


Here is our finished product…

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They were a hit! The boys absolutely loved them. Now we have a healthy treat for those hot summer days.

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16 comments:

  1. These look super yummy. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Going to buy the ingredients for this today! Thanks!

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  3. I wonder if they break apart very bad.

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  4. I was thinking maybe if I puree it some , leaving it a little chunky, that may help keep it from falling apart.

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  5. Great idea for summer!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe with all of us!

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  6. If you popped a paper plate through the stick that would help with drips!!

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  7. Use small plastic cups high sugar still? Cant wait im gonna add some yogurt?

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  8. or cupcake wrapper to catch the stuff that falls off

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  9. Great great great idea!!!!! = happy mom haha

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  10. I think im going to add some pineapple to it and maybe do it with frozen yogurt instead of juice.

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  11. Thanks for sharing what great idea kids wld hv fun making them for summer tym or any tym ...

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  12. Wonder if apple juice would work instead of orange juice??

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