Passion Fruit Pops

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Passion Fruit ( Not ripe)

  As I continue to try to convince my kids that healthy and yummy can be used in the same sentence I decided to introduce them to passion fruit. They were familiar with the flavor but it usually came along with high fructose corn syrup and a lot of chemicals I cannot pronounce. Why passion fruit you ask?  Well thanks to tropical storm Colin most of  the fruit on my neighbor’s tree flew into my yard! If that isn’t  a sign I don’t know what is (Don’t worry I asked if it was ok to keep them). 1 cup of passion fruit ( 236g ) contains 60% of the Dietary Reference Intake of  Vitamin A, 118% of Vitamin C, 21% of Iron. It also contains many other vital nutrients. It is still scorching hot in florida so we love eating ice cream for dessert with almost every meal! Here is our recipe for Passion Fruit Berry Pops.

What you will need

Blender

Fine Strainer

Popsicle Mold

 

Ingredients

1 cup of passion fruit

1 cup of mixed berries ( I used fresh blueberries, raspberries and strawberries but frozen would work as well)

2 cups of water

5 stevia plant leaves 

2 mint leaves

2-3  Tablespoons of raw local honey

In blender combine passion fruit and water. Blend for 2-3 minutes.

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Strain mixture into container. What is left in strainer can be tossed.

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Rinse blender and return passion fruit juice to it. Add berries, stevia leaves, mint leaves and honey. Blend until all ingredients are fully combined. Taste to check for sweetness ( This will vary depending of sweetness of fruit) If it’s not sweet enough feel free to add another tablespoon of honey.Pour mixture into Ice pop mold and free for 3 hours. Enjoy!!

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