Yay…These icy pops are so yummy and nutritious enough to enjoy for breakfast! Of course they make a terrific snack too. I’ve taken my recipe for Jamba Juice’s Pomegranate Paradise Smoothie and filled a pop mold. This is one of Jamba’s very popular “all fruit” smoothies. They’re made with juice and frozen fruit…That’s it! Many of Jamba’s smoothies contain frozen yogurt or sherbet, but not this one. Each frozen pop has just 59 calories, 0 fat and 2 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. Kids and grown-ups love them!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Freeze Time: 4 hours
½ cup pomegranate juice, I love Pom Wonderful, see shopping tips
½ cup orange juice
½ cup frozen strawberries
½ cup frozen mango
½ cup frozen peaches
4-pop mold, depending on the size of the mold, see shopping tip
1. Add all the ingredients to a blender. Blend on high until smooth. You might need to stop the blender and mix with a spoon to make the blending easier.
2. Pour into a mold. I used a 4-pop mold. Insert sticks. Freeze until solid. Place in freezer and freeze for about 4 hours. To remove pops from cups, run under warm water a few seconds.
Makes 4 (4 oz) frozen fruit pops
Jamba Juice introduced their “all fruit” smoothies in the spring of 2006. They’re available in 5 delicious flavors.
Pomegranate juice is so good for you. Numerous studies have shown that it can help prevent heart disease, protect against some cancers and helps in lowering bad cholesterol.
Orange juice is loaded with vitamin C. One 8 ounce glass supplies 100% of the daily value for vitamin C
Strawberries are super low in calories, sodium and are loaded with vitamin C and fiber.
Mangoes are low in calories, fat and sodium. They’re rich in fiber, vitamins A, C, E and B6.
Peaches are low in calories with virtually no fat or sodium. They’re a good source of vitamin C.
Pom Wonderful juice is sold in most supermarkets and even Costco. These pops would taste great using one of their other flavors such as Pom/blueberry or Pom/cherry. If you can’t find this brand, use your favorite brand of pomegranate juice or substitute with grape juice.
I bought the pop mold at Bed,Bath and Beyond. It cost $3.99. Places like Target and Michael’s Craft Store sell them. If you can’t find them, you can use small paper cups for the molds and use plastic spoons as the sticks. After the pop has set a bit in the freezer (about 1 hour), place a plastic spoon into the mixture with the handle sticking out to create a pop handle.
Try one of my other Jamba Juice smoothies to create a variety of frozen pops. One of my favorites, Make Jamba Juice’s Strawberries Wild Smoothie at Home
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 2
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 frozen pop
59 calories, 0g fat, 1g protein, 14g carbs, 1g fiber, 4mg sodium, 11g sugar