Okay … so the optimal time to post this homemade ‘popsicle’ idea would probably have been in the beginning of the Summer.
Well … it’s September, and I’m not waiting until next May to post this, so here it is! Plus it might still be hot where you are (or you may just have some kiddos that love popsicles all year round like mine).
My boys LOVE popsicles (and that’s an understatement). It’s probably one of their favorite things about visiting Grandma (ONE of their many favorite things). I don’t however, love the generic, store bought kind filled with artificial dyes (and who knows what else).
They aren’t crazy, however, about spinach (or most green vegetables).
My solution? Homemade popsicles filled with good stuff … including spinach. And … It could NOT be easier (just requires a little pre-planning).
- Spinach. Lots of it!
- Frozen Fruit (we like lots of blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries)
- Coconut Milk
- Vanilla Yogurt
- Coconut Oil
- Homemade Popsicle molds
Now … you might be wondering what’s up with the coconut oil in the smoothies? You can definitely leave it out, but we throw it in to get a little more fat in their diets. Spinach has several fat soluble vitamins which are great for kids (and you!), but require fat in your digestive tract to properly absorb these vitamins (read more about that here, here, and here). If you’re not big on the coconut OIL in your smoothies (as it doesn’t completely dissolve), just use a full fat yogurt instead!
Basically, throw it all in a blender and blend until smooth:
Yep. Sorry for the less-than-detailed instructions, but I think you get the picture.
Add some of everything … then add a little more of this, a little more of that until you’re happy. It should be fairly smooth and thin enough to easily pour.
Pour it into the molds:
Add the top and freeze for a couple hours:
Once frozen … Pop it off and enjoy!
>> UP NEXT <<
This was the fourth week of our Kids In The Kitchen Series where we’re challenging you to get your kids more involved in the kitchen! Here’s the schedule for the rest of the ‘Kids In The Kitchen’ series:
8/25: What’s for breakfast? (Check out our Gluten Free Pancake Poppers) 9/1: Let’s do Lunch! (Check out our Homemade Chicken Nuggets) 9/8: Dinnertime! (Check out our Pizza On A Stick)
9/15: Delicious Desserts.
9/22: Snack Attack!
9/29: Kid Creations…(Let your kids come up with a recipe! Fail or Success, it will be fun!)
>> CHECK OUT MORE KID FRIENDLY LUNCH IDEAS <<
Be sure to check out what these other lovely ladies made for lunch with the kiddos:
>> JOIN IN THE FUN <<
Now it’s your turn! Any great popsicle recipes? Any good dessert ideas for kids?
Are your kids as obsessed with popsicles as mine are?!?!
Link up your kid approved recipes below!!
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