This may seem silly to you, but I panicked a little bit when we removed fruit juice from our diet. Not for the reasons you suspect. We’ve never been big juice drinkers.; however, I worried about how to make quick freezer pops during the summer. I just poured a little juice or lemonade into our molds and we were good to go all summer long. Kids got hot and sweaty riding their bikes? Just came back from the pool and need a treat? Not to worry, the garage freezer is stocked with homemade popsicles! It was so easy and it felt good to avoid those super sugary Popsicles from the grocery store. And, really juice is a better choice than store bought popsicles.
But, we had to get all crazy and cut out the juice. Because we cut out the sugar. Because it’s just not healthy and my son also has issues with consuming too much of it. Anyhow, I started doing some experimenting with pureed whole fruit. (Fruit in it’s entirety…as nature intended…doesn’t spike your blood sugar like juice. It’s loaded with fiber that slows down digestion and slows down sugar absorption.) And, I’ve landed on a few really great recipes that the kids are going to love! Today, I’m going to share my favorite fruit pop: Tropical Popsicles!
You’ll probably need a high speed blender for this one. Or add some water if you have a regular blender.
- 1 apple cored and chopped
- 1 orange peeled
- 1 banana peeled
- 1/2 cup pineapple fresh, frozen, or canned
- 1 pear cored and chopped
- 1 cup strawberries fresh or frozen
Add all ingredients to blender and puree. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until hard, about 4 hours. Makes 6-8 servings.