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8 Capri Sun Recipe Ideas

Where would the moms of the world be without Capri Sun?  It is easy to say YES to your kids’ requests when you know you’re giving them a tasty drink with no added sugar.  The silver pouch we all know and love is so easy to toss in a snack bag or backpack, they’re better for you,  and kids love being able to stick the straw through that tiny hole [plus a fresh new fruit refresher has recently been added to the lineup]!  But what if you could do more with Capri Sun than just drink it?  Say, maybe as an after school snack?  What about a frozen treat for a sunny day?  You would be surprised just how many creative recipes are out there for Capri Sun– today I’ve rounded up my top eight tricks that make me look [and feel] like a star mom.

1. STRAWBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE I’m always looking for new recipes to add to my smoothie routine and this one looks like a winner.  Your kids will also be excited to drink them, too, especially when they see you’re adding in their favorite drink to the mix:

Pro Tips — Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

  1. Let your kids squeeze the juice out through the Capri Sun straw hole and into the blender– they’ll love being part of the process!
  2. Toss in a handful of spinach + a scoop of protein powder for an extra healthy start to your day.

Shopping List 

  • 1 Capri Sun Fruit Punch pouch
  • 6 oz vanilla non-fat yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup of ice

Step by Step recipe here

2. FROZEN FRUIT POPSICLES Be an overachiever– go for the full popsicle!  Your kids will love chewing through the slushy popsicle, to get to the fruit chunks:

Shopping List- Frozen Fruit Popsicles 

  • Capri Sun; whichever variety or flavor you prefer.  We love the 100% Juice [¾ cup of fruit juice in every pouch] and the Fruit & Veggie Blends [½ cup of fruit and veggie juice in every pouch]
  • Fruit slices [kiwi, strawberry, blueberries and pineapple– all solid options]
  • Popsicle molds [grab a cute set here, either in store or online]

Step by Step

  1. Mix Capri Sun and fruit together in a bowl
  2. Pour mix into your popsicle molds
  3. Place in the freezer overnight
  4. E N J O Y!

3. CAPRI SUN SLUSHY One of the simplest recipes around– all you have to do is toss the Capri Sun in your freezer– that’s it!  Great for a picnic or hike with the family:

Shopping List — Capri Sun Slushy

  • Capri Sun– I personally love the 100% Juice Fruit Punch option

Step by Step

  1. Toss the pouch in your freezer
  2. Cut the top off and use a spoon [or a straw once it melts a bit]
  3. E N J O Y!

4. CAPRI SUN JELL-O JIGGLERS Only two ingredients, and so much fun to make with the kiddos:

Shopping List — Capri Sun Jell-O Jigglers

  • Capri Sun Fruit & Veggie Blends [Apple Sweet Potato Splash, Berry Carrot Blast, or Carrot Fruit Power Punch — whichever flavor your family loves the most]
  • 2 packs of Jell-O [again, whichever flavor you’d like]

Step by Step super easy recipe here

5. FRESH FRUIT ICE CUBES I honestly don’t know what it is, but there seems to be a universal obsession with kids loving to eat + play with ice– what better way to sneak in some daily vitamins and minerals than tossing some fresh fruit in the mix?:

 Shopping List — Fresh Fruit Ice Cubes 

Step by Step recipe here

6. TROPICAL FRUIT SLUSHIE My kids love frozen drinks, and this tropical fruit slushie recipe is so delicious… and simple:

Shopping List– Tropical Fruit Slushie

Step by Step recipe here

7. SALT WATER TAFFY Totally serious: you can make taffy with Capri Sun. Is your mind blown? Mine was too! With Halloween quickly approaching, this is a great recipe for a fun treat you can share with friends and family:

Step by Step easy + adorable recipe here

8. CAPRI SUN FRUIT SNACKS I can already promise that your kids will be obsessed with these:

Shopping List — Capri Sun Fruit Snacks

  • Unflavored gelatin
  • Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters [i.e. no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives– score!]

Step by Step recipe here

Next time you’re at Walmart, be sure to stock up on Capri Sun so you can give these delicious treats a try —and if you’re feeling adventurous, you can come up with some Capri Sun recipes of your own! In the meantime, my kids and I will be eating our way through some Capri Sun slushies.