Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tropical Push Pop

Last year on a whim, I bought a box of 10 Push Pop Containers (affiliate link) 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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  1. Sure looks and sounds pretty tasty.

  2. They look beautiful but I have never been a mango or papaya fan...

  3. Looks delicious. I wish I hadn't thrown out all those old push pop trays I bought when my kids were little!

  4. My brother would LOVE these. I Love the idea of making your own push pops. Now I need to go find this product haha!

  5. Okay, doesn't the commercial for those push pop containers show people stuffing cake in there and insane things like that? I love that you used them to make something healthy instead! These are so perfect for summer...

  6. Yum! These sound amazing AND are beautiful!


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