Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Frozen Fruit Cups



These are the absolute best. They are a perfect way to cool off on a hot, Summer afternoon. They are healthy, yummy, all-natural and devoid of any extra sweeteners. My kids love them as is and I like to use them as a smoothie starter with a dash of plain, fat free yogurt for a fast breakfast.

The little bowls are made by Nuby. I found them at Big Lots for $3.00 for a 6-pack. You could also use the little tiny 8-ounce Gladware containers, but I could never find them. These work well enough. Be creative in the container you put them in. Ice cube containers would make mini cups. Dixie cups would work, but wouldn't be reusable.


Frozen Fruit Cups
adapted from Once A Month Mom

1/2 can frozen 100% pineapple juice concentrate
1/2 can frozen 100% orange juice concentrate
2.5 cans water
1 cup blueberries (frozen are fine)
1 cup raspberries (frozen are fine)
1 cups strawberries, chopped
2 bananas, sliced
1 14.5 can mandarin oranges, drained
1 small can crushed pineapple, drained

Mix juice concentrates with water and mix until dissolved. Add fruit and stir to mix. Fill cups, cover and freeze. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes, or microwave for 20 seconds before serving to make it easier to eat.

To use as a smoothie starter:
Add 1 cup to blender along with 1/4 cup yogurt (I like fat free plain, but flavored would work as well). Add a touch of juice or water to get it moving and blend until smooth.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Lindsey - thanks for stopping by my blog. Thought I would hop over and say hello - these look great, and I think I will put some together for the next time the grandkids are here for a visit. Nice to meet you!

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  2. Thanks, Donalyn! It's nice to meet you too. I hope you enjoy these. They have really been a hit with my two kids :)

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