Strawberry Banana Popsicles

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Ingredients:

  • 1 large ripe banana, peeled, cut into chunks, & frozen
  • 12 large strawberries, sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice (or orange juice)

Directions:

Blend all of the ingredients together on high speed until smooth – about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed as you go.

Pour the mixture into popsicle molds. * If you don’t have popsicle molds you can use paper or plastic cups as molds!*  If your popsicle mold has slots for sticks, you can insert them before freezing – if not, freeze for 2 hours, then put a wooden popsicle stick in the middle (that is what I did). Continue to freeze for an additional 6 hours or overnight – overnight is recommended for easy removal.

Run popsicle molds under hot water to remove easily.

Additional Notes:

*Taste the mixture before freezing. If you prefer the popsicles to be sweeter, you may add a bit of honey. If your strawberries and banana are ripe, you shouldn’t need additional sweetener.

This recipe is easily adaptable to make other fruit combinations! Some of my favorites are:

Peach Pie Popsicles peach-pop-edited

1 Cup almond milk
1 Frozen banana, peeled chopped
2 Large peach, seeded diced
½ Teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of cinnamon

Blend all ingredients together follow steps like above.

 

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4 cups fresh pineapple
1 cup fresh blueberries, plus ½ cup
1/4 cup water
¼ cup fresh lime juice

Blend all the ingredients together and then strain before adding to molds. Follow steps above.