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Fruity Smoothie Pops

These smoothie pops pack in healthy vitamin C and flavor without added sugar.

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February is the month of chocolate and candy hearts, but you can find healthier sweet treats for the kids in the produce section. While we wait for the first berries of the spring, a fresh, vitamin C packed alternative has rolled into the market. Mandarin oranges, such as Halos, are seedless and easy for even little hands to peel. This delicious smoothie pop recipe blends real fruits and yogurt without added sugars or juices. But it’s still sweet enough to give your little sweetie on Valentine’s Day.

Smoothie Pops

Courtesy of Wonderful Halos

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Prep: 10 minutes | Time to Table: 5 hours | Serves 12

Sweet mandarins transform healthy breakfast smoothies into crave-able frozen smoothie pops. You can enjoy these nutritious breakfast popsicles on-the-go or as an afternoon snack — you”ll never miss the sugar.

Halos Smoothie Pops with Mango

4 Halos mandarins, peeled

1 cup pineapple, diced1⁄2 cup banana, sliced1cup mango, diced

1 tablespoon flax meal3⁄4 cup vanilla yogurt

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Extra mandarin segments

Smoothie Pops with Strawberry

5 Halos mandarins, peeled

1⁄2 cup pineapple1⁄2 cup banana, sliced1-1⁄4 cups strawberries, sliced

1 tablespoon flax meal

3⁄4 cup vanilla yogurt

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Extra mandarin segments

  1. For each flavor, combine all ingredients in the pitcher of a blender.
  2. Cover and blend on high speed until very smooth, about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour into ice pop molds and add extra mandarin segments to each pop; insert sticks.
  4. Freeze until solid, remove from molds and serve immediately or store in a reclosable bag in the freezer.

These sweet, seedless and easy to peel snacks pack a healthy punch. One Halos mandarin orange:

  • Has about 50 calories
  • Delivers 45 percent of ?the recommended daily value of vitamin C
  • Is fat-free, saturated fat-free, cholesterol-free, and sodium free
  • One serving of Halos offers 160mg of potassium

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