The early spring weather and warm sunshine we have been having has left my family craving popsicles. I have lots of frozen berries and spinach in the freezer left over from last summer, so I used some of them up and made delicious and Healthy Green Popsicles for the kids as an after school snack.
I used my favorite go-to green smoothie recipe that I already know my kids love to make these green popiscles, only I cut the recipe in half first. I made these green popsicles in our Zoku Quick Pop Maker, which I absolutely LOVE. Read my review of the Zoku to learn more about the quick freezing popsicle maker I can’t live without and to see some of the yummy popsicles we’ve made.
My green popsicles recipe uses mixed berries, spinach, pomegranate juice and coconut oil. You can use any combination of fresh or frozen berries that you have on hand. Included in my bags of frozen berries stored in my freezer are strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and huckleberries. I usually add spinach to my children’s smoothies because it is so mild in flavor, but sometimes I sneak in some kale and fresh wheatgrass juice too!
I like to use POM pomegrante juice because it is packed with rich flavors, has no added sugars or colors and has tons of healthy anti-oxidants, but you could use cranberry juice, grape juice or water instead if you prefer. I add a spoonful of coconut oil for a little healthy fat to help the body absorb the fat soluble vitamins.
For an extra boost, I add a teaspoon of organic green powder, but that is totally optional and up to you. The organic green powder I use has a great berry taste that the kids just love which helps to disguise the flavor of the greens they are eating which includes a variety of alkalizing grasses, kale, spinach and sea vegetables.
- 1 cup mixed berries, fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1/2 cup pure pomegranate juice
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon organic green powder, optional
- In a blender, combine mixed berries, spinach, pomegranate juice, coconut oil and organic green powder.
- Blend on high for 2 to 3 minutes, until the mixture becomes a smooth puree.
- Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and allow to freeze.
My kids and I have a don’t ask and don’t tell pact when it comes to the ingredients I put into their smoothies. As long as the smoothies taste yummy and look appealing, they are happy drinking them without the details. You can make homemade popsicles from pretty much any smoothie recipe, making it super easy to get your kids or veggie hating spouse to eat their fruits and vegetables.
Did you enjoy this easy and delicious recipe for green popsicles? Do you use clever disguises for hiding greens and vegetables to get your kids and family to eat more?