It’s officially popsicle season! What’s your favorite type of popsicle?? I’ve loved orange creamsicle and fudgsicle. And Italian ice. Really, there’s not one type of popsicle I hate, except maybe bubblegum.
But this popsicle is a bit different. Different in a good way. There’s no refined sugar and only 7 ingredients! Yay! These are sooooo simple! Just toss everything in a blender, blend for a few seconds, and pour in the molds. The hardest part is waiting for them to set. A bit ironic, as I’m writing this it’s actually chilly outside! It’s only 60 degrees, but the rest of the week is looking like 80’s.
You can feel good about eating these popsicles, whether it’s for breakfast or for a late night snack. Not only is there no refined sugar, but I also snuck some vegetables in here! You can obviously tell that there’s spinach because they’re green, but all the flavors compliment each other perfectly. Adding the berries in last creates a beautiful marble effect and they taste great.
These are the definition of my favorite summer snack, refreshing and no cooking!
I used this popsicle mold. I love how they look like popsicles you can buy at a store. I bought it on a whim two summers ago when I saw a bunch of food blogs making picture perfect popsicles from the mold. If you don’t want to buy one, that’s totally okay too! You can use whatever you have at home…paper dixie cups, reusable plastic cups, or different popsicle molds. Obviously just don’t use anything glass because the cold will cause it to crack (I learned that lesson the hard way when I was 10 years old…). I would also suggest using something shallow so it’s easy as possible to remove from the mold.
This is the first of many popsicle recipes to come! I plan on sharing a few more this summer, maybe a chocolatey or yogurt popsicle!? Do you have a favorite popsicle to make?
Dinosaur Rx Popsicles
|Yield: about 14 pops|
Fruit and veggie pop blended together for a cool treat you can feel good about eating!
- 1 cup spinach
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup diced pineapple
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 cup mixed berries
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- Place spinach through honey in a blender. Blend until smooth
- Drop a few mixed berries in each popsicle mold. Pour spinach mixture over berries. Make sure there's no air-pockets and liquid is surrounding all the berries. Top each popsicle mold with a sprinkle of chia seeds. Stick popsicle sticks in each mold.
- Freeze until firm, about 5 hours. (I froze mine overnight).
- To remove popsicles from mold, rinse under cold water.
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adapted from Live Simply