Friday, June 29, 2012

Fruit Smoothie Popsicle

Like many, we have been on a huge Popsicle kick this summer.

They are super easy to make and a wonderful way to use all the fresh fruit that is available this time of year.  

We make two three batches a week and have yet to repeat a flavor combination.  Our favorite combination so far has been mango blueberry banana.

Our basic recipe is to just blend some fruit together with a little juice. Sometimes we add yogurt.  We have layered the flavors trying to make a pretty Popsicle, but the longer wait time has caused some frustration and grumpiness, so we usually just mix it all together.

Primarily we have been making them in our Popsicle mold.  It's nothing fancy, I have been debating getting one of the super fancy shaped ones - making bomb pops would be so much fun - but there is something very satisfying about a plain looking pop.  We also like using little paper cups.  Great for making larger batches and they have an old school feel.    

The best thing about homemade Popsicle is they make a fabulous breakfast treat.  My kids feel like they are being super sneaky and getting away with something when I say yes to a Popsicle for breakfast and I am happy they are starting the day filled up with lots of fruit.

Fruit Smoothie Popsicle

1 mango
1 cup blueberries
2 bananas
1/2 cup orange juice

Place all ingredients in blender.  Puree until smooth.  Pour into Popsicle molds, place in freeze until frozen.