I hope you enjoyed your Easter holiday this past weekend. Well, the kids and I began their Spring Break by making homemade popsicles. We made delicious fun healthy popsicles from fresh or frozen fruit. We also made some vegan pudding pops by adding almond milk to powder cook & serve pudding mix and freezing in a small cup. These were all a hit with the kids, youth and adults. I found all the ingredients except the grapes and almond milk at Dollar Tree. Try some today for a yummy guilt free treat. Keep it real using real fruit for the great color instead of artificial colors.
3-Color Fruit Pops
1 12 oz bag frozen mangoes or peaches
1 12 oz. bag frozen strawberries
1/2 cup black seedless grapes
plain almond or coconut milk
3 oz plastic cups
1. Add frozen strawberries, 1/3 cup almond milk and 1/4 cup water to a blender. Blend until smooth. Adjust sweetness with agave nectar if needed ( 1-3 tablespoons)
2. Fill the 3 oz cups 1/3 full.
3. Cover top of cup with plastic wrap, aluminum foil or Press-N-Seal wrap.
4. Poke a hole in the top with a popsicle stick. Freeze until frozen about 40-45 minutes.
5. Add frozen mangoes or peaches, 1/4 cup almond milk and 1/4 cup water to a blender. Blend until smooth. Use a strainer to remove any large chunks that remain.
6. Remove cover and pour on top of frozen strawberry mixture. Adjust the popsicle stick as needed to make sure it is straight.
7. Add to freezer until frozen (about 1 hour)
8. Add fresh black seedless grapes and 1/3 cup water to a blender. Blend until smooth.
9. Strain to remove any remaining skin or pulp. Press a spoon to release all the fresh juice.
10. Remove cover from cup and pour over frozen mangoes or peaches. Do not fill to the top.
11. Adjust the popsicle stick as needed to make sure it is straight. Cover again and freeze until frozen.
12. To enjoy, rinse the OUTSIDE of the cup for 3-5 seconds with cold water. Pull out the popsicle stick and enjoy a fruity fun healthy popsicle.
NOTE: This is a great way to use fruit that begins to get a bit too mushy but still. Puree, strain and freeze to make yummy popsicles whenever you like. Experiment with different fruits you may have kicking around. Depending on how much you loose to straining some of the fruits, this should make at least 20 popsicles.
"Many times when we are sick, we pray to God for healing.
Sometimes, the miracle of healing is the miracle of our obedience."
- Renee Lea-Currie, Ph.D., www.thetakebacktour.com