June 9th, 2011  |  Frozen Confections, Fruit, Kid's Table, Sweets  |  1 Comment

My kids won't eat a piece a fruit for all the toys at Target.  Sometimes a banana, if they're starving... occasionally some applesauce, but never, never an actual piece of an apple much to the dismay of my mother-in-law who asks them every time we go to their house if they won't just try one little piece.  Then she looks at me and asks me "They won't eat an apple?"  Nope, they still won't eat an apple.  They go through a gallon of orange juice in one day, yet they'd rather sit in time-out for an hour before tasting one tiny little piece of an orange.  I've given up on whole fruit...they aren't going to eat a blueberry, they'll never know the sweet satisfaction of a big chunk of juicy watermelon.   So I have to sneak it.  Today I mixed a whole kiwi, half a cup each of blackberries, blueberries and raspberries, 3/4 cup of orange juice and about two teaspoons of agave syrup in the blender, poured it into these nifty little popsicle molds I just picked up at the store (you can find them just about anywhere now...drugstore, grocery store, home goods stores) popped them in the freezer and then watched the kids go at them like it was the first time they'd ever had a popsicle.  And me?  Well, I've never felt more proud of myself.


1 whole kiwi, peeled
1/2 cup blackberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
3/4 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons agave syrup


Blend all ingredients until pureed. 

Pour into popsicle molds. 

Freeze for 3-4 hours. 

Enjoy! (outside)

If you think your children won't like the seeds, strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve/strainer before putting into molds.  My kids asked what the seeds were but didn't they didn't seem to slow them down at all!

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