Saturday, June 22, 2013

Kid Friendly Popsicle Recipes




   I have been making these popsicles since my oldest daughter was about 1, in an attempt to get some leafy greens into my (at the time), very picky toddler. They are now a staple in our house. My kids will even whine for more when they run out. These two recipes are just guidelines really, I have experimented with many different combinations over the years, most of which where a hit.

Note: The leafy greens are optional...my kids eat them up with no hesitation, but this may not be the case with more picky eaters. You can always decrease the amount of greens as well. Even without, these are still a much healthier option than the popsicles found at the store.

Each recipe makes approximately 3 cups or 6 medium size popsicles.

Classic Fruit and Yogurt Pops

-1 cup coarsely chopped strawberries

-1 banana

-1 cup plain, unsweetened, whole milk yogurt or kiefir

-1 Tblsp honey (optional)

Green Pops

-2 medium handfuls of spinach (or other mild leafy green)

-1 and 1/2 cup coarsely chopped strawberries

-1 and 1/2 cup coconut milk

-1 and 1/2 Tblsp honey

Blend well, pour into popsicle molds, freeze, and enjoy!