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Apr

Homemade Healthy Veggie Popsicles

by Tiffany in Healthy Eating

Popsicle Molds

The kids and I had fruit salad for breakfast on Saturday morning ,before we went to the zoo. We had lots leftover so I decided to make some quickie Popsicles. I threw the fruit salad into my Vita-Mix, it consisted of strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries mixed with 1-2 tablespoons of raw agave nectar. I also added a cup of fresh juiced OJ and a big handful of baby spinach.

Once it was all blended we poured the dark berry colored mixture into our Tovolo (BPA Free) Popsicle molds. We have stars and rockets and it made 12 popsicles which immediately went into the freezer so we would have a cool treat after a hot day at the zoo. And it was kinda hot!

Fruit Popsicles

They were delicious! They had lots of fiber and seeds and you could not taste the spinach at all. My kids ate these up in 2 days. They even had them for lunch the next afternoon which is a-okay with me. Actually I went to an early movie with my mom and dad on Sunday and my mom saw them eating Popsicles for lunch and wasn’t pleased, LOL. But they were eating real fruit and spinach for lunch so how is that bad?? ;)

Today or tomorrow I think we will make some banana, pineapple, spinach Popsicles…they should be a cool electric green color. The kids also want to try layering the Popsicles with different colored smoothie for striped Popsicles. Oooh delicious spring/summer treats.

Making Homemade Popsicles

  • Nadine

    I can’t wait to try this! Do you think adding flax oil would work?

  • Layering is a great idea – I’ll have to try that next!

  • ohh yum!! I have been looking for some BPA free popsicle molds. these are great!

  • Kelly

    yum! love those molds!

  • Jenny

    Wow that looks good. Kinda like the place we have at our mall. :D

  • Marj

    Oh, those are making me so hungry!

  • Melissa

    Super timing! I just bought molds over the weekend. I can’t wait to try veggies smoothies in them! Awesome idea.

    Side question- Do have an organic delivery service or do you buy from your local grocer?

  • Jena Green

    Where can I get those popsicle sticks! ??

  • Jena, I link to them on Amazon in the post above.

  • Melissa,

    I buy from local places, local farms, farmer’s markets, and Whole Foods.

  • erin

    how did the pineapple thing work out? i’ve always understood that you can’t freeze pineapple?

  • Nadine

    I’ve frozen fresh pinapples for a few hours just to get them hard with no problem

  • Melinda S.

    Thanks for posting…..we make alot of smoothies and this would be a great summer treat for the kids totally something healthy!!! I’m going to get some of those molds!!

  • That sounds good but does the spinach leave a big vegtable taste in the popsicle, like eating say a green bean popsicle, or is it more like a fruit salad taste? Not that I’d mind, I love spinach. But if I were to slip a few of these to a visiting junk food loving niece or nephew, I’d need to know ahead of time :)

  • I had one myself and could not tatse ANY spinach or greens taste. They just tasted like fruit.

  • erin I made the pineapple banana ones today and they turned out GREAT!

  • Amy

    Thank you so much for posting this! I’m going to make a stop at Target now for these great molds. My kids are going to love this.

  • We also put spinach in our smoothies but I love the popsicle idea! My kids don’t notice if there’s darker fruit in it. My son is super picky and won’t drink it if it looks green. I do need some molds.

  • Stink! I’m so excited to pick up some of those molds! I just put them on our Kaboodle list. The molds we have are so hard to work with, I’m always having to use a knife to dig the popsicle out of the mold. The recipes sound great too!

  • Robin

    I just bought some of these molds and used them for the first time making raspberry sorbet pops. The problem is that we can’t seem to get the pops out of the mold–the stick just pops out leaving the good stuff inside. I tried hot water to loosen but the pop melted too much. Am I missing a trick to this? There were no instructions with the Tovolo molds.

    • Robin, no trick. I just run mine under cool but not cold water for a few seconds and pull at the same time.

  • Fabulous ideas! Can’t wait to try! Just in time for summer!

  • shannon

    I’ve wanted to get these, but they look huge. I’ve looked, but can’t find a site that tells me how much these hold. Can you give me an idea? Also, do the rocket ones hold more than the star ones? Thanks!

  • We do this all the time. But I’ve never tried striped ones! I doing that today now. ;)

  • Great idea!  We have a poppy blender, have dreamed about the Vita Mix for a long time now.  Is it as amazing as they say?  I’d love to bite the bullet!!