So some may know I am writing for Sheknows.com and if you haven’t checked them out you REALLY should. They have lots of different areas for all types of interests. Great site. While I was working on one of my upcoming articles I kept finding myself wanting to “sample” this recipe out….Before I realized it me and my son had polished off quite a few of the “props” for the photograhs which ended in me having to make a second batch…..Bummer.
A smoothie + a popsicle ends in a smoothiesicle which in my opinion is the best of BOTH worlds…..Agreed? Besides the endless list possible flavor combinations when making a smoothie, not only are they super healthy, you can control WHAT goes into them! I have to say this is a great recipe for parents looking to sneak more fruit into your child’s diet (shhhhhhhhhh it’s our seceret). So go a head and make a batch (or five) and never feel guilty about giving your kids or yourself a popsicle.
Tropcial Smoothie popsicles
yield 4-6 depending on what type of popsicle mold you are using
- 1 ripe mango, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup of ripe pineapple, peeled and chopped
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1/4 cup nonfat yogurt any flavor ( I used vanilla)
- 1 tablespoon of good quality honey
- 1 set of popsicle molds (they are normally sold in one set of 6 molds)
- In a blender, combine the mango, pineapple, banana, orange juice, milk, yogurt, and honey. Blend until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into each of the popsicle molds covering with their tops once all are filled.
- Place the molds into the freezer until frozen (time varies,but should be completely frozen within a couple of hours)
Remember the flavor combos are ENDLESS! Here are some other ideas:
Sunshine Pops: Layered with fruit syrups (cantaloupe, cranberry-orange juice, cranberry) in molds then frozen. From Martha Stewart
Blueberries & Cream
Strawberry & Banana
Peach & Coconut
Blackberry and Lime