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Popsicles

Meryl Downing
Homemade Popsicles make the perfect snack for kids!  Full of healthy fruits and veggies, and a treat at the same time!  Great for summer hydration too, homemade popsicles outshine store-bought in every way.  Fun to make too!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 or more

Ingredients
  

The Purple Version

  • 1 banana
  • ½ c blue or black berries or a frozen berry mix
  • handful spinach
  • ½ c red grapes
  • 1 T seeds chia, flax for protein (optional)
  • ½ c orange juice
  • ½ c almond or coconut milk
  • ½ c water
  • a tiny squeeze of honey (optional) I use honey if I feel I went too heavy on the vegetables, if you only use fruit you don't need honey at all

The Orange Version

  • 1 banana
  • 1 c cantaloupe
  • 6-8 baby carrots or one full carrot, peeled and rough chopped
  • 2 cutie oranges or any small oranges
  • 1 T seeds chia, flax for protein (optional)
  • ½ c orange juice
  • ½ c almond or coconut milk
  • ½ c water
  • a tiny squeeze of honey (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Put all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for a minute or two until very smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.
  • Variations** try Yellow with mango pineapple and oranges, try Red with cherries watermelon and plums, try Green with kiwi avocado and green grapes, try White with banana, apple, coconut and a little chunk of cauliflower, let kids invent their own and guess what color it will be!
Keyword healthy snacks, kids snacks, popsicles