First I had promised Benjamin and Aaron that we would make Popsicles. It had warmed up this week, we were out of frozen treats, and I really didn't feel like buying something store bought because I'm trying to be more healthy and eat less processed foods..... So, I let the boys pick a popsicle out of my Ice pop Joy book. Luckily Benjamin picked the yellow goodness pop. I had wanted to make this pop because it used cantaloupe and mango - both of which I got in my bountiful basket this weekend. It called for sparkling water - which I had purchased at costco in the morning, and a yellow squash (really making me want to try this - which I had bought in the afternoon. (Can you tell I wanted to make this pop too - I was sooo glad he picked it.)
I have not tasted this as a pop, but I did take a sip of the "smoothie" and it was quite good. (That is saying something because I'm not a huge fan of cantaloupe - juiced anyway, I'm also not a huge fan of sparkling water.) Benjamin had a whole cup of the smoothie and drank it down. He had a pop for breakfast this morning and ate most of it. I liked the mix of flavors which like I said, surprised me. I also liked the little bite the sparkling water gave it. Altogether it made a pretty, tasty, healthy pop. I'd definitely make this one again. I've also thought of just making this as a smoothie.
- 1 yellow squash, chopped
- 1/2 cantaloupe, scooped from shell and cut into chunks
- 1 cup chopped mango (this was probably 2/3 of my rather large mango)
- 2 cups sparkling water (any flavor -I found a lemon at costco that was just water and natural flavor - no sweeteners or salt.)
- 1/4 cup raw agave nectar
- Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into molds, add sticks and freeze until solid.