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Shirley Temple Ice Pops

Serves 10

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    Looking for a fun and healthy treat to help you cool off on a hot day? These Shirley Temple ice pops are a perfect choice! Made with antioxidant-rich pomegranate juice and fresh, puréed oranges, these ice pops are not only delicious but also kid-friendly and packed with nutrients. Plus, with no added sugars or artificial flavours, you can feel good about giving them to your little ones. So, grab your ice pop moulds and get ready to enjoy this refreshing, fruity treat!

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    Shirley Temple Ice Pops

      Ingredients

      • 1/2 cup (125 mL) pomegranate juice
      • 3/4 cup (180 mL) fresh raspberries (frozen will work)
      • 4 navel oranges, peel and pith removed, roughly chopped
      • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) maple syrup (optional)

      Nutrition

      Per serving:

      • calories48
      • protein1 g
      • total fat0 g
        • sat. fat0 g
      • total carbohydrates12 g
        • sugars9 g
        • fibre2 g
      • sodium0 mg

      Directions

      01

      In blender, place pomegranate juice and raspberries and blend until smooth. Evenly divide pomegranate juice mixture among 10 ice pop moulds. Place in freezer until frozen, 1 to 2 hours.

      02

      In high-speed blender, add peeled and chopped navel oranges with maple syrup, if using. Blend until liquified. Grab moulds from freezer and divide orange juice among moulds. Place tops on moulds and pop back into freezer until frozen solid, approximately 6 hours, or overnight.

      03

      Enjoy when a refreshing cool treat is required.

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