Friday, August 14, 2015

Tricolor Fruit Popsicles;Independence Day Special



Tomorrow India celebrates it's 69th Independence Day. After almost 300 years of foreign occupation, India finally got its independence on August 15, 1947. Since then, India has progressed in leaps and bounds in pretty much every area that one can imagine. It is one of the fastest growing developing nations.



To celebrate this occasion, I am bring to you, Tricolor fruit pops  that represent the colors of the Indian Flag: saffron, white and green.These popsicles are healthy, with no sugar added and are diabetes friendly, kid-friendly and well, grown-up friendly too ; something that is perfect for the sweltering heat that we have been experiencing here!  It is super-simple, super-easy and super-delicious ! I am bringing this to my lovely friends at Angie's Fiesta Friday! Iam sure they will enjoy it in this hot weather.



Servings: 6 ( serving size: one Popsicle per person)


Ingredients:


Mango juice: 1 cup
Honeydew pieces: 1/2 cup
Baby spinach: 4-6 leaves
Kiwi: 1,Sliced into circular slices.
Water:1/4 cup
Almond milk: 1 cup ( may not need all).( Any milk/ condensed milk can be used).

Method:


Blend together honeydew pieces, kiwi and spinach with a little water.
In the Popsicle mold/mould, add mango juice until 1/3 full and keep in the freezer for at least 2-3  hours.

Take the mold/mould out and now pour in the almond milk until another 1/3 of the Popsicle mold/mould is full. Put the mold/mould back in the freezer for another 2-3 hours.

Take the molds out and now pour in the honeydew-kiwi-spinach juice until the mold/mould is full all the way. Put it back in the freezer for 3-4 hours.

To serve, place the Popsicle mold under running cold water for a few seconds. The Popsicle will then comes out easily and cleanly.



 Enjoy!

Cooking made easy:


You can try making these combination Popsicles with any fruit juices of your choice. I used the above mentioned juices because those where the fruits I had on hand and the fact that I wanted it to be the tricolor color matching the Indian Flag. Make sure that while making layers you don't freeze it all the way then the layers will not gel together.

Tip for healthy living:

Fruits are good for us and provide quite a few essential nutrients to the human body. It is recommended that we include a total of 10 servings of fruits and vegetables in our daily diet. Fruits however are high in sugar. For diabetics, it is always better to eat cut fruits as opposed to fruit juices. If one consumes fruit juices it has to be 100% juice and should be no more than one serving per day with a serving size no more than 150 ml/day.Always look for deserts that are healthy and low in sugar. These Popsicles can be consumed but only one per day. These Popsicles contain the goodness of several fruits like various viatmins, minerals and some fiber.

Food for thought:


If we did all things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. Thomas A. Edison