Friday, August 5, 2011
Melon Banana Pop
I haven't made popsicles for a while and we finally ate our way through all the non boozy popsicles in the freezer so it was time for a new batch. I wasn't in the mood to get all fancy pants, so no layers, no fancy ingredients, just tasty, wholesome breakfast treats.
I had some super ripe cantaloupe in the fridge and was going to make a breakfast smoothie with it but since we apparently live at the gates of hell this summer, why not freeze our morning meal for the week instead? Am I right?
These were quite good and not too sweet so if you are looking for a really sweet taste, you better add a squirt of honey or maple syrup or something but for a frozen brekky on a stick, you can't beat it. Your kids think they are getting away with something sneaky, you can sleep well at night with the knowledge that your kid ate some fruit with yogurt for breakfast and everybody is happy.
Melon Banana Pops
(makes 7 small 2oz popsicles)
1/4 of a ripe cantaloupe, cubed
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1 tbls chopped fresh mint
1/3 cup greek yogurt
Put all of the ingredients in a blender and whiz it up until it's completely pureed, pour it into your molds, put the sticks in and freeze.
That's it. To get them out of the molds, let them sit at room temp for a few minutes or run a bit of hot tap water over the molds and they will just slide out.