It’s Hot Outside: Let’s Make Popsicles

May 22, 2013 at 3:38 pm

I posted a picture to Facebook of Gabriel eating one of my homemade popsicles and got a bunch of requests for a recipe. Hey, and I’m glad to oblige. Gabriel seems to have lost his desire for smoothies… Maybe it’s the texture, maybe it’s the color, but he usually turns his nose up at them. But present him with a frozen popsicle, he asks for one all day long!! I particularly love sneaking in some spinach greens because they have such a neutral flavor.

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I’m going to be honest, most of my made-up recipes are just thrown together without any kind of measurements. So bear in mind that your results may vary. :) If I were some kind of fancy professional blogger with lots of time, I might actually test and refine the recipe to give you precise measurements, but sometimes I just don’t have the time for that kind of precision. Also, I have a Nutribullet, so you may not get as smooth of a blend if you’re using a conventional blender. It shouldn’t effect the taste, but of course the texture may be different. OK, enough with the caveats, on with the recipes.

Coconut Lime Yogurt Pops
Small handful of spinach
Zest and Juice of one lime (pref. organic)
about a quarter cup of full-fat coconut milk
about a quarter cup of full fat organic yogurt
Heaping tablespoon of unsweetened shredded coconut
Sweetener of choice: I used 8 drops of liquid stevia, but you could easily use honey or maple syrup to taste
Blend till smooth – it should yield almost 2 cups of liquid. Pour into your popsicle tray and freeze.

I love these silicone molds because they are so easy to peel off. I’m considering getting another set so I can have some more popsicles on deck for guests or really hot days. They’re SUPER healthy and they go fast!! Here’s a glimpse into my crowded freezer. PopsInFreezer

Cran-Raspberry Mint Yogurt Pops
mix of frozen cranberries and raspberries (about 1/3 cup??)
Small handful of spinach
Small sprig of fresh mint… about 6 leaves
tiny drizzle of mint extract (maybe 1/8 tsp)
about a quarter cup of full-fat coconut milk
about a quarter cup of full fat organic yogurt
Sweetener of choice: I used 8 drops of liquid stevia, but you could easily use honey or maple syrup to taste
Blend. Pour. Freeze.

So there you have it… experiment to get the flavoring of your choice. ENJOY!

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