Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tropical Fruit Pops

 

 

Earlier this week, Lily found a popsicle mold at the supermarket and asked if we could make our own popsicles. AWESOME idea!

I decided to use what we already had in the house and make my own recipe.

 

Tropical Fruit Pops

1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple, chopped

1 ripe banana, peeled and cut into pieces

1/2 cup orange juice

1/4 cup pineapple juice (mine was reserved from my pineapple)

1/4 – 1/2 cup organic shredded coconut

 

 

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First, I have to tell you, I HATE cutting pineapple! At least I did…

 

 

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until I got this baby!

(here is a link to one just like it on Amazon!)

 

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You simply line the core up with the little teeth…

 

 

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twist…

and twist…

 

 

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pull…

 

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chop it up, and it’s done!

(I reserved the juice that was in the bottom of the pineapple shell (or whatever it’s called…haha!).

 

 

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Add the everything into a food processor or blender.

 

 

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Lily was a great helper. It is great to include kids in food prep…it teaches them how to do more than open the cupboard and pull out a pack of fruit snacks or cookies. Plus, kids LOVE to eat what they make themselves.

 

 

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Process for 30 seconds…or more, depending on how chunky you want these.

 

 

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Scoop into a spouted measuring glass.

 

 

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Pour mixture into the mold. Mine would have made 5…but I only had room for 4…so I ate the rest with some vanilla yogurt…YUM!

 

 

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Add your handles.

 

 

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Pop them in the freezer for at least 6 hours.

 

 

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And you have a healthy, yummy tropical treat!

 

 

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Jessie

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