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Cherry-Berry Popsicles

Posted Jun 24 2009 12:00am

It has been close to 90 here this week with ridiculous humidity, so the kids and I have been looking for cool treats. Commercial popsicles are full of artificial colors and high fructose corn syrup or sugar, so I won't go there. It's simple to make your own and these are extremely healthy - made from pureed fruit, they are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins. They are easy to customize to your own tastes and simple enough for kids to make themselves. I have always liked getting the kids involved in cooking because I believe everyone should know how to make healthy food. I used 2 popsicle trays that I purchased at target, which make a total of 8 popsicles. You can easily go oldschool and use paper cups with plastic spoons inserted to use as handles. Use any combination of fresh or frozen fruit that suits you, and 100% juice, water or yogurt of your choice.

Cherry-Berry Popsicles
1/2 c. cherries, pitted
1 c. strawberries
1 c. blueberries
3/4 c. 100% juice ( I used cherry)( you can use yogurt if you want to make creamsicles)
Puree all ingredients in blender or food processor, pour into 8 popsicle compartments, freeze 4 hours or overnight.

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