Whenever we have fruit that doesn’t get eaten before it starts to droop we store it in the freezer until we can use it at a later date. Bananas are super easy to freeze right in their own peel and we store strawberries, blueberries, cantaloupe and other leftover fruit in plastic freezer bags for use in breads, pancakes, smoothies and these fabulous popsicles. They taste like ice cream and they’re so good that the kids beg for more.
Denise’s Fruit Smoothie Popsicles
- 2 Bananas
- 2 cups Strawberries
- 3 Strawberry yogurt cups
- 1 container Frozen pineapple orange juice
- 14 Popsicle sticks (great prices on Amazon for sticks!)
- Place peeled bananas and cored strawberries in a blender and pulse for a few seconds, add three cups of strawberry or plain yogurt and one container of frozen concentrated pineapple orange juice. Blend well.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds. Freeze for about 6 hours.
- Or you can use disposable cups. For cups, simply place plastic wrap over each cup and push popsicle sticks 3/4 of the way through the plastic so they will remain upright. Freeze for six hours and enjoy!
We enjoy smoothie popsicles too! It is an easy way to get some extra fruit into picky children. I have used pineapple orange juice before; I will have to give that a try.
For some reason I never thought of making these….I will for sure though-these will be a great, cold treat this summer my family will enjoy.
I found these on another blog about healthy eating on a budget. I ordered a set and they are amazing! They allow me to make smoothie pops or my own “gogurt” and send them in my kids’ lunchboxes.
Does the produce have to be frozen to use or is fresh good too? I have two little ones who are just learning the delights of frozen sweet treats and these look great 😀