Our latest family project involved creating our own fresh and healthy popsicles without any added sugar.
Looking forward to the final product, we walked over to the grocery store as soon as we finished breakfast. My son read the list as my daughter ran around to find the beets, oranges and raspberries (we had carrots at home).
After making my children pay with a $20 bill and figure out and divide the change (sorry to the people in line behind us) I was feeling pretty happy about how productive our morning was as we galloped home.
Then I looked at the clock and realized it was 10:14 a.m. A long day was ahead.
Luckily, the kids were still focused (and munching on fresh raspberries) as I began to chop up the beets. I did this somewhat quickly and secretively as the kids (and my husband) think they don't like beets. I knew I would prove them wrong.
We peeled and chopped the beets, oranges and carrots and threw everything in the blender and mixed until smooth. Next, I poured into our popsicle molds and placed in the freezer. If you don't have molds, you can use plastic cups and popsicle sticks or even ice cube trays and toothpicks.
Now began our test in patience. It was 11:03 a.m.
"Mom, are the popsicles ready?" I heard more than once.
"Not yet, it is only noon - they won't be ready until 3:00." I answered disappointed myself.
A bike ride around the block, chalk drawing in the backyard and three Amelia Bedelia books later.
"Now?" They ask again and again.
"Sorry. It is 1:45. Just a little more than a hour."
Worth every minute of waiting.
And they had no clue that they ate beets!
Beet, Orange, Raspberry and Carrot Popsicles
1/2 cup raspberries
Peel and chop beets, oranges and carrots. Add with raspberries into Vitamix. Blend on low and slowly raise speed to high for two minutes. Pour into popsicles molds and freeze for 4-6 hours.
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