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Tropical OJ Icey Poles | Snacks That Won’t Ruin Dinner

Got an empty tummy to fill after school or activities but don’t want your recipe to ruin the chances of the evening meal getting eaten? These snacks will help fill the gap. They are fast and simple to create, and will provide a much needed energy boost while still leaving room for dinner.

Tropical OJ Icey Poles

Snacks that won’t ruin dinner Tropical OJ Icey Poles

Recipe and images by Elise Clarkson from Pixels and Sunshine for Families Magazine – Gold Coast

Tropical OJ Icey Poles

Makes 6


  • 1 mango
  • 1⁄2 cup mango juice
  • 1⁄2 a pineapple
  • 2 large oranges


  • Using a food processor, blend the mango and mango juice for approx 1 – 2 minutes
  • Pour a little into each of the ice block molds
  • Pop into the freezer for 15 minutes
  • Blend the pineapple in the same way and top up the ice block molds
  • Pop back into freezer for15 minutes • Blend the oranges and pour into the ice block molds, this time insert the sticks
  • Pop back into the freezer for 4-6 hours until completely frozen

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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