As summer approaches, I’m on the lookout for low-sugar, warm weather treats for my toddlers, and it just occurred to me … why not freeze a smoothie? Popsicles can be made as easily as freezing some juice in a paper cup with a fork stuck into it, or you can purchase freezer molds in a variety of shapes and sizes. People of all ages enjoy these cool and healthy treats! Here are a couple of my favorite recipes.
- 1 cup spinach, packed
- 1 tsp chia, flax or hemp seeds
- 1 cup kiwi or blueberries
- ½ banana
- 1 cup plain yogurt
Admittedly, this is one of the recipes where I sneak in extra fiber or greens when needed. Yogurt is a great probiotic – but for even more, a milk kefir can be substituted. (You can also substitute any plant-based milk or non-dairy yogurt.)
- 2 cups frozen or fresh mango
- 1 cup canned coconut milk or plain yogurt
TO MAKE POPS
Blend the ingredients, pour into molds and freeze for several hours, then run mold/cup under warm water to release the pops and enjoy! To add a little sweetness, a couple teaspoons of maple syrup or a bit of honey is all you need.