Beetalicious Lemonade Popsicles

 
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And at the end of the day your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling.
— Shanti

Brilliantly balanced and bursting with Berries and Beets, this popsicle will revive any Ninja after a long day of fun and adventure.

Lemons will super hydrate and alkalize your body, as well as add a tart flavorful burst of sunshine. Vitamin C packed Dark Cherry Bombs and endurance boosting Beetalicious Beets, this is a fruit and veggie combo your kids will never guess could taste and feel so good.

Prep Time: 10 minutes (if fresh juicing, 20mins)
Serving: 8, 4oz popsicles

 

Ingredients:

  • 1lb Frozen Dark Cherries
  • 1 ⅓  cup Beet Juice, 4 Medium Red Beets or Unpasteurized Beet Juice (Whole Foods Juice Bar)
  • ½ cup Fresh Lemon Juice (2 large lemon)
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup (optional, replace with 2 tbsp water if you remove)

Tools

  • Blender or food processor (Vitamix or Blendtec are best) 
  • Tablespoon
  • Water measuring cup
  • Small bowl
  • Cutting board
  • Kid safe knife
  • 8 popsicle molds (should hold 3-4oz ounces of liquid each)
  • Optional: juicer for beets, veggie peeler 

Instructions:

IMPORTANT** never put you hand near the blender blades or inside the blender, they are ninja swords and are very dangerous, ask an adult for help**

  • If you are juicing your Beets make sure to ask an adult for help
  • Veggie peel the skins from the Beets, then juice
  • Remove Cherries from the freezer and thaw for 5 minutes
  • Roll your Lemon back and forth on the cutting board a few times, this will make it easier to squeeze
  • Cut your Lemon in half and squeeze into a bowl removing the seeds
  • Throw the Cherries, Beet Juice, Maple Syrup and Lemon Juice into the blender
  • Cover and blend until smooth
  • Pour liquid into your popsicle molds leaving about ¼ inch from the top (water expands and they will overflow if you overfill)
  • Freeze overnight

(Important Note; best to put in the back of the freezer so they get a good hard freeze)


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