Mango and Pineapple Popsicles

Sunshine and I decided to join Veronica and Joey on the Whole 30 challenge of clean eating.  Thirty days of no sugar is a little rough for someone who loves ice cream and cookies as much as I do.  Thankfully I found these mango pineapple popsicles on Jocelyn’s Grandbaby Cakes blog.  They are totally acceptable on our 30 day plan because they do not contain any additional sugar.

I just happened to have a bounty of Ataulfo mangos, courtesy of Melissa’s produce.  Ataulfo mangos are also referred to as champagne mangos.  They have a velvety smooth flesh with almost no fiber and a very thin pit.  They were perfect for this recipe!

Mango Pineapple Popsicles

  • 2 cups diced mango
  • 2 cups diced fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • zest of 1 lime

Mango Pineapple mixture

Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.

Popsicle mold

I got my popsicle molds from Amazon.

Popsicles ready to freeze

Pour the puree into the popsicle molds.

Mango Pineapple Popsicles!

Fill the molds about 1/4″ from the top of the molds.

Popsicles with sticks

Place the cover on top and add the wooden sticks.  Freeze for 4 hours.

Blood Orange, Mango and Pineapple Popsicles

I mixed it up a little for my next batch by replacing most of the lime juice with blood orange juice.  These are Sunshine’s favorite.

We only have a few more days left of our Whole 30 program.  It’s a short term nutritional reset, designed to help you restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, calm systemic inflammation, along with many other benefits.  It actually makes perfect sense to me that what you put in your mouth has everything to do with how your body functions.  And now that I’m 52 years young, I want to make sure I maintain a healthy body.

I’m most excited for my sister.  She’s the one who nudged us into the program.  She’s been battling health issues for decades – from multiple back surgeries to being on the brink of liver failure and a recent diagnosis of Sjogren’s syndrome, which is a systemic autoimmune disease.   She’s seen massive improvements to her health, mainly due to her dietary changes.  She was even doing a little jig while cooking up a storm a few days ago!  I haven’t seen her move like that in years!  I’m so proud of her!

Check out the Whole 30 plan for yourself!