Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Tropical Push Pop
Last year on a whim, I bought a box of 12 Push Pop Containers with the plan that I would do big things with them. They sat in the basement unopened. They could've put a million dollars in that box and I wouldn't have known until now. While I'm not rich and still waiting for the days of independent wealth for the Mr and I, I am rich in frozen treats baby! I'm on a tropical kick (wonder why) and wanted to share one of my new favorite evening snack...tropical push pops.
First off is there anything more lovely than tropical fruit? It puts regular fruit to shame, I mean look at this papaya:
Time to make the push pops.
Here's what you'll need:
3 ripe bananas, frozen
1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
1/2 papaya, seeded
1/2 mango, flesh scooped out
1 tbsp ginger root, grated
Carambola (Starfruit) for garnish
Break up the frozen bananas and add all of the fruit and ginger to the food processor.
Blend until smooth. (Or slightly chunky if you prefer more texture) Spoon the mixture into push pops, top with a slice of star fruit on top (you may need to cut to size) and freeze them. Then you're magically transported to the beach cooling yourself off with a tropical push pop whilst you await your mai tai.
Nutritional Information per pop/ 3.4 oz serving: Calories 91 Total Fat 1g Sodium 2mg Potassium 371mg Total Carbs 23g Fiber 3g Sugars 14g Protein 1g Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 56% Calcium 2% Iron 2%
(If you choose to make a smoothie or sorbet, the serving size is 3.4 oz)
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