6 Deliciously Healthy Popsicles You Need to Makeby Elizabeth MacDonald
The absolute best way to get your kids to eat their veggies is by handing them a homemade popsicle. The same goes for a healthy dose of fruits.
These summer days are long and hot - and getting pretty redundant at this point.
Homemade popsicles can be a great way to shake things up! Go ahead and get everyone messy and cooled down before sending them back outside to the blow-up pool and sprinkler. We love smoothies over here, but having popsicles on hand is easier than making a smoothie on demand. It's great to make a large smoothie batch once a week and freeze it into molds for afternoon treats.
I picked up these fun popsicle molds on Amazon and have been busy in the kitchen all week! Once you choose your molds, making the popsicles is pretty easy. You can take any leftover smoothie and freeze it into the molds or you can follow a specific recipe. Let's be honest though, a good popsicle comes from a good smoothie. You may add a little something to make it more special, but either way, your blender is going to allow you to sneak in so many ingredients that your children would normally refuse - so it's a win all the way around.
I've gathered a few favorite recipes for you to try. Let me know which ones you and your children love the most!
Healthy and Delicious Popsicle Recipes
Avocado Fudge Pops by UpRoot Kitchen
Avocado, Milk, Maple Syrup, Cocoa Powder, Vanilla, and Salt blend into the perfect fudgy concoction that we love.
This one is full of spinach, strawberries, and watermelon with added protein powder if you'd like! The simple syrup you add in prevents all hints of spinach flavor.
With too many ingredients to list, this popsicle takes some time and dedication, but man is it good. This one may be made to wow people, as you have to blend each color of the popsicle and then layer them perfectly before freezing.
Two smoothies are perfectly mixed to make a popsicle that looks like lava swirls. Be careful to save the vodka version for yourself!
Water, Lemon, Honey, and Sea Salt are combined to deliciously replenishes the body's depleted electrolytes. (I love this in the summer evenings after a few miles on the trail, but my kids devour them after hours in the pool.)
Banana, Avocado, and Greek Yogurt make for an easy homemade popsicle!
Now you can serve popsicles any time you want! Breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner -- ENJOY!!