Every year, when the winter season wraps up and we start seeing the first signs of spring in New England, I bust out the popsicle molds. Not only are fruit and veggie popsicles a great treat, they are a really fun (& simple) activity to do in the kitchen with your little ones. Time it right, and they are a fun after-dinner snack before going to sleep. And unlike the sugar-packed popsicles that you'll find in the freezer aisle, these get their sweetness from using fruit. Plus, when disguised as dessert, you'll always be able to end the day with some new fruits or veggies!
Mix: Mix your ingredients and pour into molds according to the popsicle you want to make - see below for some of our favorites or go wild and create your own!
Freeze: Insert popsicle stick and freeze until hard, at least 4 hours.
Unmold: Run mold under warm water for a few seconds to loosen, then remove pops from the molds.
Our Favorite Mixtures for Fruit and Veggie Popsicles
1. Rainbow Fruit: 1 cup sliced fruit (watermelon, mango, blueberries, kiwi) 1 ½ cups of coconut water
2. Creamy Berries: 1 ½ cup fresh berries, 1 cup fall fat Greek yogurt, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
3. Coconut-Lime: 14oz full-fat coconut milk, ¼ cup lime juice, lime zest
4. Sneaky Spinach: 1 ½ cups of milk, 1 cup of spinach, 2 bananas, 4-5 strawberries sliced
5. Beet it: 1 ½ cups of water, 1 cup of puree made using beets, blueberries, strawberries, banana (vary the ratios based on preference!)
6. Kale Blast: 1 ½ cups of full-fat coconut water, blended with 1 cup of kale, 2 bananas