Smoothie Pops

Hi, friends!

Today’s recipe is healthy, refreshing, and easy to make! In other words, it is perfect for the summer time.

While making this I forgot to purchase popsicle sticks. Instead, I improvised and ate mine with spoons. Regardless on how you decide to consume these, they taste amazing. My favorite thing about these pops are that they are so versatile, you can use any fruit combinations, which means they are a perfect year round dessert (unless you are opposed to popsicles in the winter). 😉



YIELD: 8 servings PREP TIME: 15 minutes

FREEZE TIME: 4 hours or overnight TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes + freeze time

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 bananas- chop 1/2 of one
  • 2 cups of frozen strawberries
  • 1-1/2 cups of frozen pineapples
  • 1 + more cup mango juice
  • 8-10 strawberries, chopped

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a small cup (Dixie cup), place 1 chopped banana at the bottom of each cup.
  2. Next, blend together remaining bananas, frozen fruit, and juice. Add more juice for desired consistency.
  3. Place fruit smoothie mixture until reaches half way mark of cup.
  4. Then layer chopped strawberries on top.
  5. Pour remaining smoothie mixture until reaches top.
  6. Place popsicle sticks and cover cups with foil (to avoid freezer burn); freezer until solid & enjoy.

* Essentially, you are layering- banana, smoothie, strawberry, smoothie

NOTES:

  • Feel free to use any fruit smoothie recipe you want.
  • You can use a popsicle mold.
  • If you’re like me and don’t have popsicles sticks, you can place the mixture in a cup and enjoy with a spoon- like flavored ice.

❤ ,

Hira

 

 

Piña Colada Ice Pops

As you know I recently went on trip, and that means it’s time to eat healthier. If you have seen my Seattle Things post you can tell I over indulged, so today’s recipe is a healthier dessert. But wait, it taste good! So I live in Texas and that means it’s deathly hot. You don’t know hot weather until you’ve stepped foot in Texas. It’s over 100 degrees every day, so naturally I made ice pops. These aren’t just any ice pops these are piña colada ice pops. Needless to say, they’re delicious!

Piña colada Popsicles

These are all the ingredients you will need. Shhh, don’t tell people you only need five (the banana wasn’t aesthetically appealing, lol) ingredients to make this simple dessert, you want them to think you put an unbelievable amount of effort ;).

Piña Colada Ice Pops

YIELD: 6 PREP TIME: 10 minutes

FREEZING TIME: 24 hours TOTAL TIME: 24 hours 10 minutes

  • 1 can of pineapple with pineapple juice + extra chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups of ice
  • 3/4 can of coconut milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • Sweetner if needed

DIRECTIONS:

Put all ingredients in blender EXCEPT the extra pineapple chunks. Place remaining pineapple chunks in mold and then pour mixture over (refer to notes for other option). Allow pops to freeze for 24 hours or more.

NOTES:

  • You can also make this a drink, that is what I was originally doing. However, I had a lot of extra so I decided to pop them in ice pop molds. To make the drink place all the ingredients in the blender, and enjoy!
  • I didn’t use a sweetner because my banana was pretty ripe.
  • If you don’t have ice pop molds, just place the mixture in small cups, cover with foil, and then place popsicle sticks.
  • These can stay in the freezer for up to seven day.

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What’s your favorite summer time treat?