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Thursday, June 3, 2010
Tropical Fruit Pops
Funny how my 3 year old asked Popsicle for breakfast.I don't blame him, the heat and humidity was intense and so was the thirst.And having enjoyed these the day before in mid afternoon heat,little buds assumed must be OK to eat them whenever thirsty.Not that these are no good to start the day,but he still had to take his milk and cereal for starters and pops for dessert.
Papayas,kiwis,mangoes,bananas,pineapple,coincidentally had all the tropical fruits in hand to give a very tropical touch to the fruit pops.A real summer indulgence,you could enrich the fruit pops with variety of real fresh fruit puree ,deliciously adding a daily serving of all natural fruits and fiber in your diet,void of artificial colors or excess sugar.
Layering the pops in different fruit flavors seemed daunting at first,then figured that semi-freezing each fruit layer then proceeding with next layer and finally immersing the stick over the last layer and then freezing completely.Evidently the method worked beautifully,the vibrant pops caught my kiddos attention instantly and of course they were not satisfied with one.
Recipe : Tropical Fruit Pops
2 cups Acai Juice(or any concentrated fruit juice,Raspberry,Grape or Goji)
2 ripe Kiwi ,peeled
quarter of a medium papaya,peeled and cubed
1/2 ripe banana
1 small ripe mango
1/2 cup pineapple cut in cubes
1 cup coconut milk(sweetened with 1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey)
Puree the papaya and banana in a blender and set aside.Likewise puree the mango and pineapple together.Finally puree the kiwi.
Pour the Acai fruit juice in to the molds till 1/3rd full.Set in the freezer for an hour until set but not completely frozen.Now pour the coconut milk in the molds till 2/3rd full.Again set in freezer,for 30 minutes this time.Finally pour in rest of the fruit purees.Insert the mold stick and set in the freezer for 3-6 hours until completely frozen.Run the molds under warm water for 5-10 seconds for clean lift off.
Health Nut Challenge 6 : I Scream for Ice Cream : Join in the celebration of healthy frozen treats.Send in your best recipe before June 31st,find details here..