July 25, 2012

Avocado-Mango Popsicles

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This past weekend was my grandmother's 80th birthday and the whole family got together to celebrate. We all went to my mother's house with {80} appetizers, dinner dishes and desserts galore... all with '80' somehow incorporated which was such a cute idea and I know gram loved it. 

It's been wicked hot, then stormy, then hot again here so I really wasn't sure what to expect for the day but mom had the tent up in preparation and we all brought our party hats and cold beer on ice.
I also tried to make my delicious popsicles but the day ended up being too hot for my meltable treats to make the 45 minute drive not to mention I don't think there was an inch of room in the freezer for my pop. 

So I bet you know what that meant????

They were all MINE!!!
Now I know what you are thinking... you made and ate 80 POPSICLES???? No, no... but even if I did I am sure I would have eaten them all. I made a measly 12 pop knowing everyone wouldn't have one what with all the birthday cake, my cousins healthy delicious cheesecake and eclairs that were taking one my mother's dinning room table. 

So I made my 12 pops that never made it to mom's, but you bet they made it to my belly Sunday afternoon while I laid on the deck reading in the sun.
These pops were so refreshing and light. The creamy-ness of the avocado and the fresh juicy burst from the mango was enough to satisfy any smooth sugary sweet-tooth, plus it's the perfect treat on a hot 90+ degree day. 

Avocado's are not to be turned away from when it comes to dessert. I have made quite a few amazing desserts that this fruits texture and taste only amplify the flavor. Check out my buttercream cupcakes or my vanilla avocado & banana ice cream to see how versatile the avocado can be. 
The second best thing about these pops that make them the best summer treat... they take little to no effort, no slaving over a hot stove or grill, and they are ready in only a couple of hours to enjoy. 

These pops are made with only a couple of fresh ingredients and a lot of love. Don't let the green color fool you out of their creamsicle goodness because this snacks give you your daily healthy omega-3 fats and fresh fruits to keep your body happy. 
Avocado-Mango Popsicles
Makes: 6 popsicles

3 cups mango
2 ripe avocados
1/4 cup raw sugar (or stevia sweetener)
3 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp lemon zest

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth and no lumps. Spoon the puree mixture into popsicle molds, insert sticks and freeze for 4-6 hours.

Recipe and photos by A Healthy Jalapeño 



Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie said...

Yum! I love love mangoes and adding avocado to them in a popsicle is wonderful

Ellie said...

LOVE the look of these popsicles! Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for a One Lovely Blog Award :)
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FoodPorn said...

First of all, congrats to your grandmother on her 80th birthday. What a milestone!

These popsicles look amazing! I love mangoes so I think I would like them, but I just may have to make them to see for sure.

Autumn@GoodEatsGirl said...

All right. I have to go and order a popsicle mold. These sound amazing and I am in love with the color!

Super cute idea for your grandma's birthday! Love the "80" count appetizers! Cute!

Christin said...

Love your popsicles. The color looks amazing and I'm wishing I had one to help me cool off! We had triple digit temps today.

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