If you don’t like surprises, then don’t worry this is a good surprise!
These strawberry pops are a refreshing & nourishing summer treat that can double as part of a meal or snack because they are that good for you! Made with nothing but fruits and veggies and only sweetened with a plant-based sweetener if you desire! The recipe is super easy, all can be done in a blender and frozen for a few hours.
Strawberry Surprise Summer Pops
2 pints strawberries
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 beet (cooked+ peeled)
1/2 cup carrot juice
2 teaspoons balsalmic vinegar
1/2 cup Madhava Agave 5 (optional)
Place all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Strain before pouring into popsicle molds, ice cube trays, or silicone muffin cups. Freeze until solid (depending on size of molds, freezing time needed + recipe yield will vary).
Surprise! There’s a few secret ingredients! There’s an extra fruit in here (applesauce) as well as some veggies (beets + carrots) not to mention the key ingredient to make the veggies taste less pronounced (the balsamic vinegar). The vinegar with the strawberries will not be like eating a strawberry balsamic salad, I promise! It really helps to deepen and enrich the strawberry flavor without adding a vinegar flavor.
For babies + tots, I’d recommend keeping these unsweetened, but the adults (the hubster even likes these!) and older kids might like the added sweetness from the Agave 5.
Stay cool (as much as possible) this summer! =)