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Kiwi and Yoghurt Popsicles

09 September 2013

SO, I decided to kick start the Zespri Kiwi Challenge off by welcoming the warm spring weather with these...


I don't know about you, but I really enjoy frozen treats. They just seem more 'treaty' to me, I guess it is the kid in me! And they generally means that it is warm and sunny enough to want to sit in the freezer, which I love!

(No man! Not sitting in the freezer, the warmer weather, silly!)

And these frozen treats are so easy to make, it takes just 3 ingredients! 

So here is how you can make these suckers:


Peel and chop 2 kiwi fruit and pop them into a pot on the stove. Add 1/4 cup of sugar and stir together until the sugar is mixed in with the fruit. Then, using a blender or blender stick jujzzzzz them together until you get this:


Let this mixture cool for a couple of minutes before going to the next step!

When the kiwi mixture is cooled, grab your popsicle containers and start layering the kiwi mixture and some vanilla yoghurt. (I had used some double cream greek yoghurt with 1/4 cup powered sugar mixed in, which I enjoyed, but I don't think it will be such a hit with kiddies!) I added some fresh, chopped kiwi pieces to my middle layer, too!

Once this is done, push your sticks in, and pop them into the freezer.

And there you have it!


One of the greatest things about these (besides the fact that they are almost effortless to make) is that they are packed with goodness thanks to this little superhero...

Literally, you can add him to fruit punch. Sorry, my attempt at humor for the day...

Anyways, what I meant is Kiwi Fruit scores 3 times the Nutrient Adequacy of cranberries, melons, pomegranates and bananas! And 25% more then papayas!

 
So, if you are battling to get your 5 a day in, at least get a little green nutritional firecracker into your diet. Even if it is in the delicious form of popsicles!

Oh yeah!


What is your favourite summer treat? I would love to hear! Maybe I will even make it soon, seeing I will need to start stocking my freezer with some summer treats!

Kiwi and Yoghurt Popsicles Printable

Source: Bits of Sunshine Original
Yield: 4-6 Popsicles (depending on the size of your containers)
Prep Time: 30 minutes (plus freezing time)

Ingredients:
2 Zespri Kiwi Fruit
1/4 cup white sugar
1 cup vanilla yoghurt (or greek yoghurt with 1/4 cup powdered sugar mixed in)

Method:
peel and chop the kiwi fruit
place 1 and 1/2 kiwis into a thick based pot on the stove, add the sugar and stir until the kiwi and sugar has blended together
let this cool for a few minutes before blending in a blender or with a blender stick
while you leave this mixture to cool completely, get your popsicle containers and sticks ready
once the kiwi mixture has cooled, start layering kiwi and yoghurt in the popsicle containers, starting with kiwi
after the first layer of kiwi/yoghurt, add the other 1/2  chopped up kiwi chunks, then proceed with a second kiwi/yoghurt layer
push the sticks into the popsicles and pop into the freezer
let them chill them until frozen, then take them out and enjoy!

for a tasty alternative
, just mix all the ingredients in a bowl and spoon into popsicle containers instead of layering it!

www.bitsofsunshine.com  (c) Heidi Hawyes


Disclaimer: this is a sponsored post. Zespri has supplied me with the kiwi fruit that were used in this post. I can assure you, all the views are my own! I would not promote a product if I didn't believe in it whole-heartily! The kiwis I received were amazingly firm, and in good condition. They were tasty and wonderful! And I am glad to be part of their Blogger Challenge. Thank you Zespri!