It’s been swelteringly hot here in Grand Rapids this past week. I love summer, but when you’re basically always dripping with sweat, well, not so much. These red, white and blue fruit pops have been a LIFESAVER when it comes to staying cool.
Chances are you’ve had a bomb pop, am I right? You know, those iconic red, white and blue popsicles? Yeah, thought so. I remember getting them on the regular in elementary school for student birthdays or field days. There is absolutely nothing wrong with eating one of those guys now and again, but they provide little nutrition beyond empty calories. These red, white, and blue fruit pops give you the same nostalgic feel with the benefit of providing a good variety of vitamins and minerals. And did I mention they taste DIVINE?
So, let’s take a little closer look at why these fruit pops are a better choice VS the childhood treat:
- No Added Sugar
- Contains electrolytes that our bodies lose through sweat and need replaced
- 2.4g of feel-full fiber
- 46% of the daily value of Vitamin C
- Only 64 calories
I seriously took a bit out of the top and felt like I was in a strawberry patch! Each flavor is SO distinct and delicious.
These red, white & blue fruit pops are the bomb for both kids and adults (ya see what I did there??). The little ones won’t even know they’re having fruit for dessert! And, I bet they ask for seconds. I can’t wait to share these will my little thing one and thing two nephews.
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 medium banana
- 1 cup blueberries
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
- In a food processor, blend strawberries. Adding a splash of milk as needed to get them going. Process until smooth. Pour into a popsicle mold.
- Process banana, adding almond milk as needed, until smooth. Pour on top of strawberry layer.
- Process blueberries, adding almond milk as needed, until smooth. Pour on top of banana layer.
- Place in freezer until frozen solid (~4 hours +)
Now, I am going to go enjoy one of these myself on our new PATIO. We finally finished installing our brick patio- and man, was that a labor of love. Tons of work but so worth it!
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