Turn your favorite smoothies into yummy popsicles for a healthy treat that kids (and adults!) will love! Smoothies are a breakfast staple in our home, and, on one particularly warm summer day, I decided to try pouring a smoothie into popsicle molds and freezing them. In just a few hours, my kids were enjoying an icy treat that was packed with fruit and dairy, which made this mom very happy.
Try these Green Kiwi Pops, or mix up your favorite smoothie, pour it into popsicle molds and stick in the freezer for a few hours. In no time, you’ll have a healthy, protein-packed treat kids will love!
Tropical Smoothie Popsicles
- 1 cup milk (regular or lactose-free)
- 1 small banana
- 2 kiwis, peeled
- 1 cup fresh baby spinach
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
- Ice, as needed
- Add all ingredients to a blender and process until well combined. If using fresh fruit instead of frozen, add 4-5 ice cubes before blending.
- To make popsicles:Pour blended smoothie into popsicle molds and insert a popsicle stick into the center. Freeze for 3-4 hours before removing popsicles from the molds.
Tip: Run the molds under lukewarm water for 10-15 seconds to help the popsicles loosen easily.