Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Iron Man Popsicles


In my town, people bring over food all the time. When I first moved here, they did it because I was pregnant with my 7th child. They kept doing it after he was born, because they figured I was overwhelmed (and for the most part were right), then continued to do it when I became pregnant with the twins, then really stepped it up after I delivered the twins, then kept it up when I got pregnant with number ten, and are still continuing it because I now have a newborn.

It's awesome!

So a couple of days ago, one of these wonderful souls brought over a huge bowl of cut-up mixed fruit. We ate a lot of it for dinner, then some for lunch the next day, and then, because I didn't want it to go bad, I decided to dump the remainder into the Vita-Mix, watermelon seeds and all, and make Popsicles out of it. And because I wanted to add even more nutrients to the mixed fruit, I added flax seeds and sesame seeds. I love sesame seeds because they have tons of iron, which is so important for me, a breastfeeding mom.

When the kids came home that day and asked what kind of Popsicles I had made, I declared that I had made "Iron Man Popsicles". The 10-year-old boy replied...


"So you mean if I eat these, I'm going to become Iron Man?"

"Yes, 10-year-old boy", I answered. "You are."

"Good, because I've been drawing up some plans for an Iron Man suit that I'm going to make when I get old enough for welding class," he said, and proceeded to unfold a worn piece of paper detailing his drafts, both front and back...


Hopefully eating lots of Iron Man Popsicles will help him accomplish his dream of actually becoming Iron Man. Enjoy...

Mixed Fruit and Seed Popsicles

A refreshing, iron-fortified Pop!

See Mixed Fruit and Seed Popsicles on Key Ingredient.


* 4 tablespoons flax seeds
* 1 cup water
* 5 cups mixed fruit
* ½ cup honey or agave nectar
* 2 tablespoons sesame seeds


1. In a blender, mix flax seeds and water until smooth.

2. Add fruit and blend until smooth.

3. Add sesame seeds and blend until just mixed in, but seeds are still whole.

4. Pour into molds and freeze for at least six hours. To remove pops, leave them out at room temperature for a few minutes or run the molds under cool water for a few seconds.

Direct recipe link: http://keyingredient.com/recipes/327942/


  1. Hahahaha...That makes me laugh.

  2. I bought popsicle molds at the dollar store the other day and I'm on my way! It's going to take us a lot longer to go through a batch than your crew does, but we'll give it our best shot!
    These popsicles would be great for Ironman Triathletes!

  3. Hi Jen :-} I love his drawings!!!!! Oh the memories of similar drawings they brought to mind ;-p

  4. Tell him i like the tail on the back of his awesome suit. And tell him that i think he is awesome and i love him lots! Oh and tell my littlest sister thst im sorry im such a slacker mailing her doll to her, its juat that the guy who can fix her is clear up in salt lake and i never get up there while hes open. Tell her that i havent forgotten and that i love her and miss her too!