This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Brita at Target. All opinions are 100% mine.
These All Natural Mango Popsicles are mixed with kiwi and strawberry pieces for a delicious no sugar added fruit popsicle recipe. We’ve made it one month! Last month I cleaned the junk food out of the pantry and bought a Brita Stream to help us start drinking more water. We’ve officially made it 30 days and so far so good. We had a little bit of a set back as the flu made it’s way through the entire family…twice, but we’re all back on our feet and back on track.
Planning out meals and having the right things in refrigerator and pantry have made it pretty easy. I thought we might struggle a little with lunches but the kids adjusted pretty quickly to fruit instead of chips in the lunch boxes. Having recipes like this simple sheet pan lemon chicken and asparagus have helped me get a wholesome dinner on the table even on the busiest night, and the Brita Stream has been a lifesaver when it comes to having clean fresh water ready at a moment’s notice. Icy cold water is a must for me and I love that the Brita Stream has a space efficient design so it fits right in the door of the fridge and the filter is smaller so you have more room to add ice to the pitcher. With four of us drinking water I think we fill it up 3 or 4 times a day so it’s pretty awesome that we don’t have to wait for the water to be filtered. The Brita Stream filters as you pour! Fill it up start pouring and the water goes through the filter and out comes ready to drink.
The only thing we’ve struggled with a little is better-for-you snack and dessert options. My kids are really good about eating fruit but just cutting up some apples or peeling an orange can get a little boring after awhile. So, over the weekend we made our first all natural mango popsicles. No sugar added! The kids loved them. I started with frozen mango pieces. You can use fresh too but I like them already frozen because 1) it makes my life easier, peeling a mango can get messy! And 2) They freeze back up even faster :). I don’t know about you but my kids see the popsicle molds come out and they start asking “How much longer?”. I added 3 cups of frozen, cubed mango, and about a cup of water to a blender and pureed until the mixture was smooth. They I sliced up some kiwis and some strawberries and put all of it in a few popsicle molds. These all natural mango popsicles are quick and easy to make and seriously delicious. I may have had one, or two, myself!
- 3 c. Mango, frozen cubes
- 1 c. Water
- 1 Kiwi, sliced
- 2 Strawberries, sliced
- Place mango cubes and water in a blender and puree until smooth.
- add fruit slices to popsicle molds and then fill with mango puree.
- Freeze for 3-4 hours or until solid.
- Run under warm water until popsicles slide out of mold.
The Brita Stream is available at Target so make sure to grab one the next time you’re in the store!