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Do you guys remember a few weeks ago when I mentioned the thing about me having wanted to purchase the Naked eyeshadow pallete from Urban Decay? It’s been one of those purchases that I’ve thought of and have had my eye on for years now, but I just never end up committing to buying it.
And no, I still haven’t bought it.
Well, another item I can add to that list is popsicle molds. It actually started last summer; I thought it’d be a great idea to buy some popsicle molds so I could make homemade popsicles for Lucas. And, who am I kidding…myself, too. But the days/weeks/months kept slipping by, and suddenly it was October and popsicles didn’t sound nearly as enticing.
So last month, I realized hey…now is the time. I’m going to buy some popsicle molds and am going to make all. the. popsicles this summer. Popsicles for everyoneeeeee!
I ended up purchasing these molds off of Amazon, and so far, they’ve been great. Granted, due to the whole moving situation and me forgetting to update my address in Amazon, they took almost three weeks to arrive…but hey, they’re here now.
Last weekend, I made my first go at popsicles. Do you guys realize just how many different recipes are out there? The possibilities are basically endless! Unfortunately, most of the ones that sounded the best to me (hello, cookie dough popsicles…) were filled with a lot of extra sugar (one had almost a full cup of confectioners’ sugar!), and they didn’t really sound like the best options for Lucas.
So I tried searching a bit more, just sticking with the basics, and I think I came up with a winner!
Lucas gets SO excited any time I ask him if he wants a “pop.” His eyes light up and he’ll start screaming “POP! POP!” It’s hilarious. At least to me.
These popsicles are loaded with lots of strawberries, a banana, some OJ, a teensy bit of sugar, and milk. And for this recipe, I made sure to use fairlife ultra-filtered milk.
Ever since we were first introduced to fairlife ultra-filtered milk back in March, we’ve become major fans of it in our house. We’ve bought the whole milk for Lucas, the chocolate milk for Jay, and the reduced-fat for me. And like I mentioned the last time, fairlife is real, ultra-filtered milk … only better. A standard, 8oz glass of fairlife ultra-filtered milk actually includes 50% more protein, 30% more calcium, and half the sugar of ordinary milk. You can read more about their process HERE (the way they lay it out on their site is super cute!).
The recipe can be made in the amount of time it takes you to make a smoothie (because, essentially, that’s what these are…just frozen!).
Just blend it all up, grab your popsicle molds…
Fill ‘em up…
Place the sticks in, and pop ‘em in the freezer.
A couple of hours later and, voila! Popsicles that are super quick, easy, and something you can feel good about giving to your kiddos!
Strawberry Banana Toddler Pops
- 1lb strawberries, hulled
- 1 ripe banana
- ½ cup orange juice
- ½ cup milk
- 1-2 tablespoons granulated sugar*
*You could probably omit the sugar all together, but I wanted to add just a little for some extra sweetness. I’d say, the riper the banana, the less sugar you’d need.
Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until combined. Pour into popsicle molds and allow to freeze until frozen solid. Run molds under hot water, if needed, to release popsicles. Serve and enjoy quickly!
And I’ll mention, they’re not only toddler popsicles…myself, Jay, and my brother all totally loved ‘em, too. So they’re good for the whole family.
But next time, I may just be making some of those cookie dough popsicles because, well…cookie dough.
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