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Sunday, August 05, 2012

Healthy Snack: Zespri Kiwi Popsicle!

You know how the weather in Singapore can get really scorching hot on some days? It is no wonder my kids are always asking me for cold drinks and ice-cream. Even I crave for something cold to cool myself down all the time.

Since giving ice-cream to the kids all the time may not be that healthy an option, I decided to make my own popsicles at home. And what better than to include fresh fruits into my recipe? This is something you can try making at home too. It is super easy and fast.

Basically, you just need to get yourself some popsicle moulds (I bought mine from Daiso at only $2!) and whatever fruits that you like. The best to use are fruits like strawberries, blueberries and of course, kiwis because of their colours. You'll understand why in a while. =)

Since I'm on this Zespri 14-Day Challenge, I made Zespri Kiwi Popsicles - Definitely a lifesaver on a hot day!

For 4 popsicles, I used 2 kiwis.

Get ready your popsicle moulds.

Cut up the kiwis first into slices then half-slices.

Then all you need to do is to fill the popsicle moulds with plain water to the 3/4 mark, then throw in the kiwi slices into each of them (just like picture below). Then leave it in the freezer overnight, and you are all done!

Can it get any easier than this??? =D This would of course make me some transparent popsicles that would show the kiwi slices clearly. When the kids lick the popsicles, it's tasteless (because it's plain water) and you get the taste of kiwi when you get to it. It's definitely a healthy snack because essentially, the kids are drinking water and eating fruits! Haha!

Tip #1: For added taste, you can use glucose water instead of plain water. Or you can even add Ribena for a pink popsicle. But that would of course mean you cannot see the fruits inside as clearly. =)

Tip #2: To get really clear transparent frozen popsicles, use hot water instead of room temperature or chilled water when making your popsicles. Got this tip off the internet. :)

Pretty Zespri Kiwi Popsicle!

Now you can rest your heart at ease as your kids lick away a healthy snack! P/S: Great for those on diet too! =D

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