Why should fruit have all fun? This summer, get your daily dose of veggies the fun, frozen way… by turning them into popsicles!
From sweet corn to tomato to cucumber, the options are endless. It’s a great way to impress guests at a summer barbecue and a perfect way to get your kids to eat more veggies, not to mention the extra kick of vitamins. We recommended starting out with a sweet popsicle rather than a savory one. Try this Sweet Potato popsicle that’s sure to whet your appetite for more veggie pop varieties.
Sweet Potato Popsicles
- 3 organic sweet potatoes
- ¼ cup of organic apple juice (sub soy milk if you want it creamier)
- 2 Tbsp of organic honey
- ½ tsp of organic nutmeg or cinnamon (or both)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Wash your sweet potatoes and cut in half. Place skin side down on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until fork tender. Remove from the oven and let cool. Scoop out the sweet potatoes and throw away the skin. In a blender, combine the sweet potatoes, apple juice, honey and spices. Puree until smooth. Add more apple juice if the mixture is too thick – you should be able to pour it. Pour into your popsicle mold and let freeze. Serve frozen and enjoy.
*If you don’t have a blender you can mash the sweet potatoes for a slightly chunkier popsicle.
There are a million versions of veggie pops to try… like Tomato Avocado, Sweet Corn, Cucumber Mint, and for the spicy lovers, Habanero.
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image: Auntie K