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2-Ingredient Strawberry Banana Popsicles

Sunshine, walks around the lake, patio time and ICE CREAM … These are some of my favorite things during a Minnesota summer. Living in a state with six months of winter can be hard, and you can sometimes go a bit stir-crazy. But when the first April rain falls and May flowers pop up, I feel like a whole new person. In addition to the sunshine, another thing I love about living in Minneapolis is how environmentally conscious people are.

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Whether it’s recycling, composting, beekeeping, or highway cleanup, I feel like Minnesota has really become more environmentally conscious over the past few years. And working with Choose Cartons has been a great way for me to get involved and do my part. You may think that buying products in a carton is not enough to make a difference, but you’re wrong! Every little bit helps.

Packaging food and beverages in cartons not only helps preserve freshness, flavor and nutrients, but also — by choosing cartons and recycling them — YOU are helping to reduce waste in a world where, on average, Americans produce 4.5 pounds of trash PER day.* Cartons are recyclable, ultimately reducing waste to landfills. So choose and recycle those cartons, people!

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This summer, I’m challenging myself to purchase as many products as I can in cartons — with the goal of recycling them. This week, I started with Sir Bananas Bananamilk in a carton. You guys — it’s absolutely delicious! And since I tend to eat more ice cream and popsicles than I probably should when the weather gets warmer, I wanted to create a healthier fruit popsicle recipe. Cool off this summer with these healthy Strawberry Banana Popsicles made with just two ingredients — Sir Bananas Bananamilk and fresh strawberries!

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2-Ingredient Strawberry Banana Popsicles

Serves 10

Ingredients
10 large strawberries, sliced
2.5 cups Sir Bananas Bananamilk
Popsicle mold (10 popsicles)
10 popsicle sticks

Instructions

  1. Slice strawberries and place into popsicle mold. You will use about 1 large strawberry in each popsicle.
  2. Pour approximately ¼ cup of Sir Bananas Bananamilk into each popsicle mold — fill each mold to the top. Place top on popsicle mold and then insert popsicle sticks.
  3. Freeze for at least four hours or overnight.
  4. Remove from freezer. To easily remove popsicle from mold, run the mold under warm water.
  5. Enjoy!

* EPA, 2016 – https://archive.epa.gov/epawaste/nonhaz/municipal/web/html/

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Lee Hersh is a foodiepreneur, fitness pro, and full-time blogger. Lee is blessed to be living her dream of running a small business, while inspiring the world one bite at a time. Lee strives to live as holistically as possible, balancing her life between work, family, travel, and self love! She loves yoga, the sun, traveling, sweating, peanut butter, crocheting, and of course, cooking! Her blog, Fit Foodie Finds, is all about balance and being the best version of yourself. It’s a positive space where readers can come to get inspired to eat clean, sweat often, and live healthy!

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