Friday, May 20, 2011

Healthy Pops

As hot days begin to settle in, my kiddos begin to request homemade popsicles more and more. They LOVE these healthy pops and just can't get enough. It's a super, super easy treat to serve up to your kiddos on a hot afternoon after they've crawled out of the pool, sprinkler, sandbox, or whatever else they are up to. These tasty little pops can help cool them off after all their running and playing, not to mention it's a great little treat that you can feel good about giving them. No added sugars, syrups, dyes, flavorings. Instead fresh, local fruit. A little taste of summer!

This has been our favorite combination recently.

*1 can coconut milk (the full-fat coconut milk makes for a quite creamy special treat)

*1 cup of frozen strawberries ( Michigan berries aren't quite in season so we are still using berries we froze last year)

*1 cup of frozen peaches (Same as berries...using some local peaches frozen peaches from last season)

Depending on the size of your molds you may have to modify the above amounts. If you have extra it tastes quite fabulous in a smoothie.

Toss everything in blender until creamy.

Pour into popsicle molds.

Freeze for several hours.

To get the popsicles out of the molds it helps to run it under warm water until it is lose enough to pull mold off.

Give this sweet tasting pop to your little one and let them enjoy a healthy, delicious treat. Have your camera to snap a shot of that sweet, messy little face!

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