These frozen pops take just a few minutes to make and work with any ripe, luscious fruit. I named this recipe for the way my son, Owen, spelled “strawberry” when he helped me develop the recipe. I’m a fan of the pre-frozen pop molds made by Zoku; keep them in the freezer and they’re ready to make fully formed ice pops in 7 to 9 minutes! I’ve suggested several mix-ins to further boost the pops’ nutritional benefits. — Shari Koolik Leidich, author of Two Moms in the Raw: Simple, Clean, Irresistible Recipes for Your Family's Health.
Recipes and Photo from Two Moms in the Raw by Shari Koolik Leidich. Copyright © 2015 by Shari Koolik Leidich. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- 2 ½ Cups fresh fruit, such as chopped strawberries, mango, pineapple, or kiwis, or whole blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries
- 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juice
- 2 Tablespoons coconut nectar or palm sugar
- 1 Tablespoon dried yacon slices (optional)
- 1 100-gram unsweetened frozen acai smoothie pack (optional)
- 2 Teaspoons maqui powder (optional)
In a blender, purée all of the ingredients, including any desired mix-ins, until smooth. Pour into freezer pop molds and freeze until solid.