Simply Healthy Family: Apple Cider & Pomegranate Popsicles {and a Give Away}

25.10.13

Apple Cider & Pomegranate Popsicles {and a Give Away}








These naturally sweetened popsicles are a perfect early fall treat. We are loving the cooler weather here in The Valley of the Sun (by cooler I mean in the 90's) and sitting out on the back patio with one of these popsicles is a special after school treat for the boys. Little miss thinks that "Popsicles are the World's greatest of all foods ever!" I'll have to agree with her on this one.









With the overload of sweets and candy that seem to be everywhere in late October I am especially happy to give these to my kiddos for a special treat. Apple cider and pomegranate have lots of vitamins and antioxidants to fuel the bod.


I really loved the combination of sweet, spiced apple cider and 
mouth puckering tart pomegranate in these.






Zoko sent me one of their pop makers to trial and I gotta say, I'm very impressed! Not only can you pour just about any combination of flavors and ingredients in the Zoku including yogurts, fresh fruit and nuts and have a cold, sweet treat in less than 10 minutes but they don't come out freezer burned and rock hard like the popsicles I've made in the past. Totally cool.... get it....cool?  O.K. fine 80's humor aside these popsicles rock! ;}




Love the cute, modern design! What color would you choose?



Next on my list? Chocolate pops! Thanks goodness these freeze super fast for those last minute chocolate emergencies!
photo source: Kid Crave





You Will Need

1 cup vanilla almond milk (helps the pops to not be like an ice cube in texture)
1 cup apple cider
2 tablespoons real maple syrup (not the artificially flavored kind)
1/2 teaspoon real vanilla
dash of cinnamon
1/2 cup pomegranate juice

Pour the pomegranate into the Zoku maker and let sit 5-6 minutes
Blend the remaining ingredients in a blender till combined.
Using a small funnel, pour the apple mixture into the Zoku, on top of the now frozen pomegranate juice.
Wait another 5-6 minutes and watch as they freeze in front of your eyes on your countertop!







Give Away is for 1 triple Zoku pop maker (they also come in single and duo) in the color of your choice, a $49.95 value.
Winners must live in USA or Canada





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13 comments:

  1. i am so glad popsicle making is continuing on into the fall! These are perfectly autumnally flavored!

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    1. new fav word: autumnally ;}

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  2. These sound delicious and will be perfect with the apple cider I am making in the slow-cooker this week! Well attempting to make..if it doesn't work out I'll just get some store bought :)

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    1. I'm sure it will be even better than store bought Davida!

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  3. Beautiful site you have here, so glad found this!

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    1. Much thanks Dan! love yours too ;}

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  4. I would love to try a chocolate pop!

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  5. i would love me some fall inspired popsicles. I want anything with lime right now.

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  6. Wow, two fruits of the season! Great idea! They look so cute-)

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  8. These look awesome!!

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  9. Wow, love the bright red of the pomegranate! These are gorgeous.

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