Frozen Fruit Salad & Push Pops
With the weather as hot as it’s been I only crave fruits, veggies/salads and fish. It’s no wonder I feel 1000 times better when I eat just that. My energy level is higher and I feel like I can go all day long.
So this morning for breakfast I had my typical oatmeal with cinnamon and blueberries on it and for lunch I had a fresh spinach salad with berries, slivered almonds and poppyseed dressing. I really felt like having some chicken on top but wasn’t in the mood to go out in the heat and grill some up. So the almonds were my protein.
I love fruit and one of my husbands favorite things that I’ve been making for years is a frozen fruit salad. It’s perfect on a hot summers day and although much of this is made with canned fruit, (which they say is still good for you) you don’t have to opt for those with heavy syrup. (The photo above was taken straight from the freezer without any thawing time).
I made this recipe but also had some push pops that I purchased from CupKates Event Design and decided in addition to pouring my salad into a Rubbermaid container and freezing it I would also add some to my cute little push pops – the kids will LOVE these!
Here’s my recipe. It’s delicious, refreshing and a little sweet so if you aren’t a sweet lover cut back on the sugar.
Frozen Fruit Salad and Push Pops
3 cups water
3/4 cup sugar
1 large can frozen orange juice
1 large can crushed pineapple
1 large can sliced peaches
1 large can fruit cocktail, drained
1 (10 oz.) package strawverries, frozen
6-8 bananas, sliced
- Boil water and sugar for 3 minutes
- Removed from heat and mix in 1 large can of frozen orange juice.
- Add crushed pineapple, sliced peaches, fruit cocktail, strawverries, and bananas. Mix well.
- Pour all into a large container (I use a rectangular Rubbermaid container covered) and freeze for 24 hours.
- Take out 1 hour before serving so it becomes just slightly slushy.
To make the push pops I simply reserved some of the mixture and poured it into the push pop containers and covered them with the lids they come with. Then pop in the freezer for 24 hours, standing up in a glass or like I did – propped up between the slats of my freezer shelves.
The push pops make it easy to eat right from the freezer. So if you’re looking for a healthier dessert to give your children, there’s no doubt they will love these. Of course, we’re all adults now in my family and we have fun eating the push pops too! It reminds me of my childhood.
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