sprite remix popsicles.

back in 8th grade or so, you could find me drinking up all the sprite remix on the back porch. remember that stuff? the original version they made was the BEST. so delicious.

i haven't forgotten it over the years. i think they've been coming out with new versions or something? i'm not sure. but i just have the fondest memories of its fruity fizzy deliciousness in the 2002 era. i think i always thought that it tasted like a magical elixir of skittles and carbonation.

i'm always up for trying out a new popsicle concoction that i've thought up. i often have burst memories of how much i used to love sprite remix. so i thought i'd make it in popsicle form.

look at all them berry beauties. just gawwwjusss.

and let me tell ya, the popsicles actually did resemble the taste of 2002 sprite remix. huzzah!

i think that adding an extra spritz of lemon and lime in the popsicle molds would be a nice touch. but overall, super easy to make & super refreshing. and if you were like me, guzzling sprite remix in the summertime, these will make you happy.

Sprite Remix Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 20 oz. Sprite
  • 1 cup mixed berries: blackberries & raspberries, etc.

Instructions-

Wash your fresh berries. Add a few different berries to each popsicle mold. Fill with Sprite, leaving half an inch of space at the top. Place the popsicle mold handles onto each mold and place in the freezer for about 4-6 hours. At this time, you can replace the popsicle mold handles with wooden popsicle sticks if you desire. Add a touch of Sprite if there are any holes or gaps in the popsicle form.

Freeze again overnight. I usually freeze all popsicles for 24 hours to ensure they're frozen all the way through.

obey your thirst, i say.

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plum & persimmon green smoothie.

alternate title:

POST-HALLOWEEN-CANDY-BINGE DETOX ELIXIR

i see that the smoothie is actually colored gross brown, not green.  it pretty much looks like what the inside of my body feels like after this last halloween week + weekend.

but here's what brought me back to life:

fresh fruit and vegetables?! i hardly recognize you! where you been??

i feel like i'm overreacting about this, but i really ate like crap this last week and weekend and treated my body like garbage.

this is how i know i'm getting ooooolllldddderrrrrrr.  i can no longer eat a giant trash bag full of various candies to my hearts' content and feel absolutely great the next day.

those were the days.

i bought a whole bunch of fruits and vegetables at our produce stand down the street.  i then went wild and crazy taking tons of photos of fruits and vegetables on the kitchen table.  i'm sure the next few things that i share on here will be starring some colorful fruits or vegetables.  i really marched straight from the fruit stand to the kitchen and didn't leave until i made 3 different recipes with all my new loot.

so i needed a smoothie, real bad.

i wanted plenty of greens and lots of fruit for flavor and juiciness. 

i went with green apple, black plum, satsumas, persimmon, ginger, spinach, kale, and lemon.

since my blending device is horrific, the texture wasn't as fab as i'd hoped, but the flavor was there!

the ginger and the lemon are what really add a zing and bright flavor.  not to mention, an instant sense of rejuvenation and detoxification.

zing! zing!

that beautiful black plum is what is giving the smoothie its gnarly brown color, but the plum flavor is so interesting in a smoothie.  the persimmon has been sitting on my table and i just decided to throw it in!

i kinda think that persimmons taste like marshmallow, so i didn't think it could go wrong.  it added just a different texture and a sort of light almost spicy [?] flavor.  i don't know how to describe the taste of a persimmon...when i say spicy, i mean spicy as in spices, not spicy hot.  marshmallows aren't spicy.  what?

i dunno, you just have to go out and try one, y'all!!!

and then put it in a smoothie with some other colorful nutrients and make yourself feel allllllllll better.

Plum & Persimmon Green Smoothie

Makes about 16 ounces

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 a green apple, sliced
  • 1 black plum, sliced 
  • 1/2 a persimmon, sliced
  • 2 satsuma oranges, peeled and separated
  • small nugget of ginger, as desired
  • juice of 1/3 a large lemon
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • handful of kale (1/4-1/2 cup)
  • 4 ice cubes

Instructions-

Peel and chop fruit and vegetables as directed and add to a blender.  Blend until smooth.  Add ice last and blend again.

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