DIY: Crunchy Berry Pops

21 07 2008

Thanks to the good folks over at Self magazine, I have this deeeeeeelicious recipe for popsicles to share.  Pretty sure that they’re healthy, but what do I know?
(and if you’re grossed out by having seeds in your pop, well, it’s tasty…)

“They” say you need:
2.5 cups of Strawberries, halved and de-stemmed
3/4 cup pineapple juice
1/3 cup RAW, UNsalted sunflower seeds

What I put in:
1 “clamshell” of strawberries (you know, those little pint things)
2-3 handfuls of Blueberries
3 segments of orange
3/4 cup pineapple juice
1/3 cup of RAW, UNsalted sunflower seeds

Regardless of which recipe you choose:
* Put the oven on to 300 and roast the sunflower seeds in a shallow pan for 6 minutes.  Shake pan and cook for another 4 minutes.
* Meanwhile, simmer your fruit with the pineapple juice for about 5 minutes.
* Let everything cool down.  (I removed the oranges before the next step because I don’t much care for orange skin)
* Put the fruity juice mix into a blender and well, blend, until smooth.
* If you’ve opted to use the icky, gross, disgusting banana** then add it and re-blend.
* Mix/stir in seeds.
* Portion into your molds OR 3oz cups and put a craft stick in the middle.
* Freeze for 6+ hours
* Take into the car as breakfast and then get mad at yourself when a piece of blueberry mush falls onto the jeans you were finally able to squeeze your butt back into.

** I HATE, LAMENT, DESPISE Bananas with this exception:



One response

21 07 2008

i hate bananas too–they leave an icky film on my teeth. blech. they should be illegal.

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