Ingredients:

2 cups fruit, chopped
1 tablespoon sugar (or sweetener of your choice)
1 teaspoon lemon juice (or lime juice)
Piece of carrot or other vegetable (optional)
Water (optional)

Makes 4 servings

Most children love fruit, but it is even better when it is frozen into a pop! Unfortunately, most fruit pops, even the ones labelled “no added sugar,” contain something you are trying to avoid. They cost a fortune, too. It is cheap and easy to make your own, and you can use fruit (or combinations of fruits) your family likes best. You can probably even slip in a veggie or two without anyone being the wiser. If you do not have any plastic pop moulds (available everywhere), paper cups and wooden craft sticks will work fine. Frozen pops are a delicious, wholesome snack, especially good in summer when wonderful fruit is available.

Instructions:

    1. Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth. (To make pops slushier before freezing, add 1 tablespoon water to mixture)
    2. Pour mixture into 4 pop moulds, and freeze.