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No.2 Fresh Fruit Ice Lollies and Smoothies – Two meals are better than one.

The second in my series of Two Meals are Better then One. This isn’t a meal recipe strictly speaking but principle is the same. I have chosen to make a fresh fruit smoothie and ice pole recipe as it’s been too darn hot to crank up the oven and frozen ice pops and cool fruit smoothies seem a far more appealing prospect in a sticky climate.

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This recipe will make enough for six smallish, super tasty, ice pops and two large glasses of smoothie (which will keep in the fridge for a day or so if they are both for you).

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Ingredients for ice lollies:

1 tall glass orange juice

1 cereal sized bowl of mango and pineapple

Ingredients for the smoothies:

The above ingredients plus one bowl of frozen fruit, I chose berries.

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My ice lolly mold cost £1.00 from ASDA, making home made ice lollies a frugal option too. Although this decadent fresh fruit version isn’t an especially cheap option! Especially when you factor in the cost of the rather expensive kitchenaid blender I am using, but I have had it for years and they don’t even make this model anymore, I wonder if it is vintage yet?

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Tumble all the ice lolly ingredients into the blender and whizz it up, for about 5 minutes, or until it is all the most garishly fabulous, marigold yellow. If in doubt, keep blending.

Then carefully pour the golden liquid into your molds, allow a little space in the top of each, if you fill right to the top when you put the sticks in they will overflow. I found this out the hard way!

The rest of the fruit mix can stay in the blender jug ready for the next part.

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Pop on the lids and freeze.

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You don’t need an expensive mixer to make these fruity lollies, you could use a food processor or even a wand blender for this part of the recipe, although you will need something more heavy duty for the next part…

Smoothie making:

Take your jug of leftover fruit mush mix and add a bowl of frozen, zingy, fruit.

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Pop them in the blender and woosh up for about 5 minutes. Using frozen, crisp berries in this way means you don’t have to have an ice crusher on your blender, or the need to add any ice.

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Pour the now crimson juice into a tall glass and enjoy with a straw (you will need a straw as it will be mega thick – and yummy). For extra decadence swirl some local honey into your smoothie.

Then later (at least 3 hours) you can raid the freezer and enjoy your super healthy, fruity frozen lollies!!

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Feeling inspired to have a bash at your own but don’t fancy my combinations? There’s loads of other (including Boozy) options here.

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