“Have blueberries whenever you are low – destiny will change and you will be high” Adam Voichester
I have to admit that Blueberries are my favorite berries simply because of their delectable taste. I love to pop these purple little berries in my mouth and as the skins bursts, a sweet intense flavor spreads across your tongue and fires up all your happy taste buds. It’s natures candy and its healthy, what more could you ask for. Ofcourse you all know that it’s a powerhouse of healthy antioxidants.
Did you know
- It has more antioxidants per serving than all other fruits, vegetables, spices and seasonings.
- It is diabetes friendly, with it’s glycemic index being 4 out of 100, thus people with diabetes can easily consume these.
- Blueberries are full of nutrition contain vitamin C, B complex, vitamin E, vitamin A, copper, selenium, zinc, iron, magnesium, manganese and potassium.
Anyways back to the post. Although I am in love with these berries, however my struggle is to get my 2.5 yr old son to like them. He has tried them a few times, but I guess bursting of the skin is what he isn’t very fond off. So here is an attempt to pack some blueberries in form which is always a big hit. I made him berry pops, using blueberries, strawberries (his favorite berry) and bananas (not a big fan of it either). No sweetener! No color!! No preservative!!! Just purely fresh fruits.
This popsicle is a perfect candidate for an older infant transitioning to solids, teething toddlers, mid afternoon snack for kids and a portion control desserts for adults.
- 1 cup of blueberries
- 1/2 cup of strawberries
- 1 banana
Note : Often, blueberries are covered with a white powdery substance called “bloom”, it is the blueberry’s natural protection against the sun and is a sign of freshness.
- Thoroughly wash the berries.
- Add all the ingredients into a blender to make a smoothie.
- Pour it into your desired mold. I used an ice cube tray. If using an ice cube tray, fill each cavity with only half the depth of the mold and freeze for 30 minutes. Once the smoothie sets and is a little firm insert the popsicle sticks / wood craft sticks. Pour the remainder of the smoothie and top off each cavity. This will ensure the sticks don’t lean sideways while freezing them. Since I poured my smoothie at once in to the cavities, some of my sticks were leaning.
- Freeze for about 3-4 hours and the popsicles are ready to be consumed. Best to be consumed within 3-4 days.