I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th and got to spend time relaxing, spending time with friends & family, or soaking up the sun. We were lucky enough to do all three!
In honor of America’s birthday, and the official Red, White, and Blue holiday, I made a few fun patriotic meals to help celebrate. I posted Cole’s patriotic daycare lunch on our Facebook page Tuesday, including Red, White, and Blue whole grain pancakes that I made using strawberry and blueberry purées for color instead of dyes. I also posted yesterday’s breakfast of whole grain waffles topped with vanilla yogurt, strawberries, and blueberries. This is my third Red, White, and Blue themed healthy meal, the Patriotic Popsicle.
Both kids gave these Patriotic Popsicles rave reviews.
1. Lemonade (I used Newman’s Own virgin lemonade)
2. Blueberries; fresh or frozen
3. Strawberries; fresh or frozen
*amounts will depend on the size and number of your Popsicle molds
1. Spoon blueberries into bottom of the Popsicle mold
2. Pour in enough lemonade to cover berries
3. Freeze for at least 1 hour
4. Remove mold from freezer and add an equal part of just lemonade and place back in the freezer for at least another hour
5. Slice strawberries and place them in a food processor with lemonade until relatively smooth
6. Top off the remaining space in the pop mold with the strawberry lemonade mixture
7. Place stick in and return to the freezer until you are ready to enjoy!
Tip: make sure to take note of the length of your stick before the last layer, otherwise you may not leave yourself enough room
These sound relatively labor intensive because of the prep and freeze time between layers, but they were very simple to make and I added layers as I had time. I will certainly be experimenting with many other popsicle recipes during these hot summer days and will be excited to share them with you all.