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Tropical Fruit Smoothie Pops
Tropical Fruit Smoothie Pops are made with Paradise Tropical Mix. This yummy mix contains dried pineapple, cantaloupe, mango and papaya. The perfect ingredients for making a tasty smoothie. Now you don’t have to wait until these tropical fruits are in season, you can make these smoothie pops anytime. Dried fruit works perfectly in smoothies and in any frozen treats. Don’t think so? Pick up a tub of Paradise Fruit and give this recipe a try.
Cool off this summer with a Tropical Fruit Smoothie Pop made with Paradise tropical fruit mix, Greek yogurt, coconut, a banana, honey and ground flax seed. Not only are these tropical fruit pops delicious, they’re good for you too. You can make these smoothie pops one of two ways. Number #1 Add the coarsely chopped tropical fruit mix to the blender and blend with the rest of the ingredients. This step will chop the fruit super fine. Option #2 Combine all of the ingredients in the blender except for the coarsely chopped tropical fruit mix. Blend well. Stir in the coarsely chopped fruit mix and proceed with the recipe instructions.
Making a Video
I’ve been asked a certain question time and time again. Recently, someone emailed me and asked me,”Why I didn’t do step-by-step videos showing how to prepare my recipes, like so many other food bloggers now do?” Well I think it’s high time I address this question. I have all the right equipment for making videos and then some. I’ve even made a stab at making videos and let me tell you, there is a whole lot that goes into making one of those 50 second videos. A lot more than you might think! Setting cameras up at the right angles, food prep work, then making the recipe step-by-step etc etc. Then you have to upload the video to YouTube, which by the way takes a lifetime..then edit, edit and more edit. I think you get the “picture”
Back to the Question
Back to the question. Why don’t I make step-by-step food videos? Well the answer is really quite simple. I have osteoarthritis in my hands or as my grandma would say, I have the “Arthur” and they aren’t video making material. Let’s put it this way, I guess it would be accurate to say that my hand modeling days are over. I don’t want to sound like I’m playing the victim and certainly not a bleeding victim nor am I feeling sorry for myself. I’m simply explaining that I’m very self-conscience about my hands, maybe more that I should be. That’s the reason why I don’t do step-by-step videos. However, I’ve decided to take my own advice and just bite the bullet and get on with it! I’ll just chalk my hands up to yet another body part that has succumbed to advancing age.
A tropical smoothie pop made with Paradise Tropical Fruit Mix
- 1 1/3 cups plain Greek Yogurt
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 banana, sliced
- 1 8 oz tub Paradise Tropical Fruit Mix, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained
- 1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- 2 tablespoons milled flax seed
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend together until smooth. Fill ice pop molds with smoothie mixture. Freeze several hours or overnight. *See Recipe Note*
Make the smoothie pops one of two ways.
#1: Add the coarsely chopped tropical fruit mix to the blender and blend with rest of ingredients. This will chop the fruit super fine. Proceed with recipe.
#2: Combine all of the ingredients in a blender except the coarsely chopped tropical fruit mix. Blend well. Stir in the coarsely chopped tropical fruit mix. Proceed with recipe.
Cool off with a Tropical Smoothie Bowl with Paradise Fruit