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Mango Pineapple Popsicle

Updated: May 25, 2022

My kids do not have sweet tooth; they have sweet teeth. A good friend said once, and I can relate to her. Who does not like dessert? No kid can refuse an ice cream or popsicle on a hot summer day. Now we all know, Consuming refined/processed sugar has detrimental health effects. (1) (2) We all choose the best for our kids. So, why not choose desserts that are naturally sweet and flavorful and devoid of added sugar or artificial sweeteners? Besides, we all deserve a guilt-free refreshing, healthy treat. So, this summer, give this recipe a try and enjoy this healthy dessert.




I got this idea of making popsicles, as I often make mango pineapple smoothies for my mom with added turmeric root and ginger. That helps her with her arthritis pain. Ginger and turmeric root has synergistic health benefits for our body. (3) (4) This humble pair has numerous health benefits, from relieving pain to supporting our immune system. These spices are anti-inflammatory, soothing to your digestive tract, protective against environmental toxins, and taste great. Summer is the season of mangoes as it is abundantly produced in summer. It is deliciously juicy and full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Enjoy this humble fruit before the season goes off. Mangoes pair well with pineapple and together yield a delightfully sweet taste. I have added an equal amount of mango and pineapple. Although this is entirely customizable, you can optimize the quantity of the fruits according to your palette. I am using fresh fruits here. Using frozen fruits is also an option. You can store these popsicles in an airtight container for three months.





Makes- 6

Preparation time- 20 mins

Freezing time – 6 Hrs.

Ingredient:

Pineapple- 2 cups (chopped)

Mango – 2 cups (chopped)

Turmeric root (fresh) – ½ inch

Ginger root – ½ inch

Popsicle mold


Directions:


1. Add all the ingredients to the blender and blend it smooth.


2. Pour the mixture into the popsicle mold. Keep it in the freezer for 6 hours.





3.Demold and enjoy.



References:

  1. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/1819573

  2. The sweet danger of sugar - Harvard Health

  3. Physiological and therapeutical roles of ginger and turmeric on endocrine functions - PubMed (nih.gov)

  4. Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of Curcuma longa (turmeric) versus Zingiber officinale (ginger) rhizomes in rat adjuvant-induced arthritis - PubMed (nih.gov)


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