Since it's been so HOT around here this week, I thought that trying to make up some popsicles would be fun (plus, Trevor is obsessed with things that freeze and melt =) Since the back-to-school merchandise has already taken over the stores, popsicle molds were a little hard to come by, but I eventually found some. Since we are going for healthy, I looked around online to try to find ideas for an all-fruit popsicle. I basically followed this recipe for All Fruit Popsicles. I used all cantaloupe (because that's what I had) and raspberries instead of strawberries (because strawberries are on our no-no list right now!)
Just cut up your fruit (I used 1/2 of a cantaloupe and a handful of raspberries) and throw it in the blender. Pour your (thick) mixture into your molds and let freeze for a couple of hours. It's as simple as that!
They look like little sailboats! I was suspicious of how they would work since the molds were only $1, but they come out perfectly!
The kids enjoying their popsicles. Trevor ate three =) He would have eaten more if we hadn't stopped him!
Once I made them up I realized that really it's just freezing a smoothie, so I poured some of Tim's leftover smoothie into more molds and this morning I checked and they came out great as well! Now as long as Trevor doesn't notice the spinach in the new batch I think I've got a winner! It's a fantastic, yummy, fun way to have your kids eat their fruits and veggies on these hot summer days.