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Day 175 - Rainbow Connection.

Day 175 - Rainbow Connection.

Day 175 - Why hello there. Maybe it's because it's summer or the events that have recently happened in world but rainbows have been on my mind lately. What is it about rainbows that make us stop and wonder? When a rainbow appears, we run to the kitchen window, pull over the car and gaggle in delight. When a rainbow appears in a room, we take time to figure out what is creating the prism reflection. Remember the song by Kermit the Frog "Rainbow Connection"? It was an Academy Award Nominated song from 1979. Go ahead and listen to it. It's a deep and thoughtful song. In short, rainbows are powerful, supernatural and beautiful. They remind us that diversity is something we should take time out to respect and celebrate. It's a part of our humanity.

In the honor of rainbows, today's project is to make a rainbow connection. Create support and lift up diversity by creating a rainbow today. Design and wear a rainbow pin, cover your window in rainbow Post-it notes or pour your heart into making a batch of these summer fun rainbow popsicles. Whatever rainbow item you choose to create, make it visible to others and celebrate every color of the rainbow.

Rainbow Connection Popsicles

Makes approximately 3 cups popsicle base. Each popsicle mold holds different quantities so check the popsicle package mold for capacity.

Popsicle Liquid Base

  • 1-13.5 oz can coconut milk (full fat)
  • 4 limes juice squeezed
  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple 
  • 1/4 cup honey

Popsicle Colors

  • 1/2 cup frozen rasberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen peaches
  • 5 fresh baby carrots
  • 1 & 1/2 cup frozen pineapple (1 cup for yellow. 1/2 cup for blue)
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach
  • a tiny bit of blue food coloring
  • 3/4 cup frozen blue berries
  • popsicle mold or shaped ice cube tray
  • wooden popsicle sticks (if needed)

Step 1: Place all base ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth. Measure and pour the base liquid into 6 individual bowls.

Step 2:

For the Red color, pour the base liquid of one bowl back into the blender. Add the raspberries & strawberries. Blend till smooth. Pour a small amount of red liquid into each popsicle mold or ice cube tray. Rinse blender clean.

For the Orange color, pour the base liquid of one bowl back into the blender. Add the carrots and peaches. Blend till smooth. Pour a small amount of orange liquid into each popsicle mold or ice cube tray on top of the red. Rinse blender clean.

For the Yellow color, pour the base liquid of one bowl back into the blender. Add 1 cup pineapple. Blend till smooth. Pour a small amount of yellow liquid into each popsicle mold or ice cube tray on top of the orange. Rinse blender clean.

For the Green color, pour the base liquid of one bowl back into the blender. Add the spinach. Blend till smooth. Pour a small amount of green liquid into each popsicle mold or ice cube tray on top of the yellow. Rinse blender clean.

For the Blue color, pour the base liquid of one bowl back into the blender. Add a drop of blue food coloring and 1/2 cup of pineapple. Blend till smooth. Pour a small amount of blue liquid into each popsicle mold or ice cube tray on top of the green. Rinse blender clean.

For the Purple color, pour the base liquid of one bowl back into the blender. Add the blueberries. Blend till smooth. Pour a small amount of purple liquid into each popsicle mold or ice cube tray on top of the blue. 

Step 3: Place popsicle sticks in the popsicle molds and freeze according to the manufacturer's directions.

I'm going to get back to thinking more about rainbows. Enjoy the rainbow connection and see you tomorrow lovers & dreamers!

 

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