You know that you have a good juice drink on your hands when there are several jugs in the pantry and it’s almost gone after leaving the husband and kid at home for a few days alone with instructions not to touch it because you wanted to taste it, too.
The juice drink I’m talking about is made by familiar household name and sponsor of this post, Mott’s, in flavors Fruit Punch Rush and Wild Grape Surge, which have 40% less sugar than than fruit juices* without sacrificing taste.
Juice Drink Ice Pops as a Healthier Dessert Choice
While juice is a daily treat in our house, there’s truly something magical that happens when it’s frozen in ice pop form. My daughter chooses juice drink ice pops over sugary desserts, sometimes even ice cream.
As each ice pop is enjoyed, more Mott’s bold juice drink is poured into the mold for immediate freezing. This way, we’re always prepared for multi-kid playdates. If you have a frozen treat maker, the freezing process only takes an hour or two.
Breakfast Smoothie and Frozen Treat Recipe
My daughter is old enough to make her own breakfast smoothies now and we freeze leftovers into ice pops for later so that nothing goes to waste. Below is her favorite smoothie recipe that she makes almost every day.
Blend the following in a blender:
- 1 ripe banana
- ½ cup of yogurt (plain or flavored)
- 2 cups frozen mango
- ½ cup of juice drink (she prefers Mott’s Fruit Punch Rush)
Adjust ingredients to meet your desired consistency and taste. Pour any leftover smoothie into a frozen confection tray and freeze for a healthy treat later in the day.
Mott’s Bold Juice Drinks Have Benefits
- Mott’s Bold Juice Drinks have 40% less sugar than fruit juices*
- No artificial sweeteners
- Made with real fruit juices
- 100% daily value of vitamin C
- One fruit serving in 8 ounces**
Not feeling like an ice pop? Pair the juice with your favorite healthy breakfast. Click below to learn more about Mott’s Fruit Punch Rush and Wild Grape Surge. Your kids will love the taste.
** Provides 1 fruit serving per 8 fl oz. Current USDA Dietary Guidelines recommend a daily intake of 2 cups of fruit for a 2,000 calorie diet. 1 serving = ½ cup of 100% juice.
Disclosure: This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Mott’s blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.