Monday, May 20, 2013

Homemade Popsicles!


I saw popsicle molds at Whole Foods the other day and was inspired to make some for Henry this summer. Instead of purchasing a mold on the spot, I did an Amazon search to find the most inexpensive one I could. Besides the awesomeness of only costing $6.41, the mold also seems to make smaller popsicles, which will be perfect for a toddler. 

I was even more elated when I realized that I can make and freeze green smoothie popsicles for Henry. Since Matt makes Henry's breakfast in the morning (which is currently oatmeal), Henry doesn't regularly drink green smoothies anymore. I'd love for him to have a daily dose of spinach. I think these popsicles will be the perfect way to fit it in. For those of you who haven't seen my green smoothie before, here it is:
  1. Enough orange juice to help the blender run smoothly (we use calcium-fortified)
  2. Greek yogurt (we made the switch a while back for the increased protein)
  3. Frozen mango and strawberries (although anything will work!)
  4. 1/2 a banana
  5. Lots of spinach!
I think these will make the perfect snack or after-dinner treat!



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5 comments:

Phae Feaga said...

I found my popsicle mold last summer at a yard sale for 50 cents! We have been doing green smoothie popsicles for Zoe, as well as plain OJ. She likes to help make them, too!

xoxo Phae

gillian claire said...

yes! i love this idea!

Jennie said...

I think I remember learning somewhere that calcium inhibits iron absorption. So I'm not sure if you're hoping for some iron from the spinach, but just thought it was worth mentioning! I'm sure you know this already! We just do spinach, banana, strawberries and water in our green smoothies!

cristinatebar said...

I definitely have to make green smoothie popsicles! Mi little one is not very fond of smoothies (either green or not), but I think popsicles might work!

Annie said...

Yay for homemade popsicles, so friggin easy!
My favorite kind is simply blending strawberries with a little water and a few drops of lemon juice.

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