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Mango-Pineapple Popsciles with Pomegranate seeds

Mango-Pineapple Popsciles with Pomegranate seeds

Whenever I eat Ice Popsicles, I instantly think of my grandpa, who’d use to buy these for us when we use to visit him in summer. A thought of this bring a smile on my face.

Same with mangoes Like when I eat first mangoes of the season, I instantly think of my uncle’s house where in backyard we use to spend whole afternoon eating mangoes one after another. I know I’ve so much memories associated with summer. I love summer besides the fact that it really gets unbearable because of scorching heat.

To me summer without popsicle not happening. I love to eat these pretty ice pops and if its homemade then you can control the quality of ingredients. As with anything homemade,you know what goes into your food and can customize it to suit your liking.

This popsicle recipe is so simple with just 3-4 ingredients and you can enjoy making these with your kids. I love the bright color of these pops and I can guarantee you this, it taste so good and delicious! That you can’t limit yourself to just one. Coming back to the recipe, which is just grind,  mix and freeze. Couldn’t get simpler than this!

Mango-Pineapple Popsciles with Pomegranate seeds

Mango-Pineapple Popsciles with Pomegranate seeds

Ingredients:

  • 1 big mango, skinned removed and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup pineapple juice, adjust the amount of juice according to your mixture, you need thin consistency..it gets little thicker because of the mango flesh.
  • 2 tbsp good quality honey
  • 1 teaspoon of lime juice
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds

 Method:

  • Combine the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  • Place ½ tablespoon of pomegranate seeds in the bottom of your popsicle molds. Press the seeds lightly and fill to the top with mango-pineapple mixture. Insert sticks and freeze until solid, preferably overnight.
  • To remove the popsicle from the mold, just run warm water around the mold and pull on the sticks to remove the pops. OR else Let the mold stand at room temperature for about 2-3 minutes and pull the sticks to unmold.
Mango-Pineapple Popsciles with Pomegranate seeds

Note:

  • If using wooden ice pop sticks, soak sticks for 30 minutes in warm water before inserting into pops, this helps keep them from floating up when inserted into molds.
  • Taste for sweetness and add more honey if necessary (it should be too sweet as it will lose sweetness after freezing.)
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Breakfast and smoothie goes hand in hand in my house. When I am tired of eating regular bowl of cereals and want some exciting and nutritious breakfast, I go for smoothies. I love smoothies…they are so versatile and incredibly easy to make.

I make my smoothie with all the fresh fruits in season but you can definitely go with the frozen ones, its doesn’t make any difference.  And let me tell you, this is the best way to include fruits in your diet. If you have kids, you know how difficult it is to feed them fruits and veggies. So, you can sneak in some veggies in their smoothie and they don’t even know what is in there…believe me it works! As I said, smoothies are so versatile and easy to make that you don’t have to go with an exact recipe – just little bit of this and that.

I keep thinking of all kinds of fruit combos to try , seriously the flavor combos are endless, so be creative.

Ingredients:

  • 1 green apple, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1 banana, peeled and broken into pieces
  • 1 ripe pear, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 orange, peeled and cut into segments
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 4 tbsp greek plan yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup milk (I used 2% milk)

Method:

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender, and puree until smooth. And serve! Doesn’t get easier and healthier than this…Cheers!!