A refreshing family friendly treat, without added food colorings, cane sugar, or plastic packaging.
Popsicles are such a fun treat for adults and kids whenever it gets hot outside! We put together a fun graphic where you can make your own recipe for a healthy homemade popsicle, using whatever you have on hand. We make all sorts of popsicles from leftover fruit, veggies, juices that we have laying around. It's a great way to use up that half of a banana or browning avocado that your kid didn't eat. And instead of becoming food waste (which is a huge contributor to climate change), it gets new life as an amazing treat. We like these silicone or stainless steel popsicle molds, cause they are super durable and we generally try to avoid plastics and food. Making your own popsicles is a great way to have fun, while being non-toxic. Many store bought popsicles contain load of cane sugar, food colorings, other additives, and plastic packaging. So pick one up a popsicle mold, choose a combination of tasty ingredients, blend, freeze, and enjoy!
In case you need some ideas to get started, here are some of our favorites:
Chocolate Fudge: Cocoa powder, avocado (or banana), coconut milk, and honey/maple syrup
Watermelon Strawberry Mint: Watermelon, Strawberries, Coconut water, and Mint
Spinach Blueberry Yogurt: Spinach, Blueberry, Banana, and Yogurt
Creamy Zucchini Pineapple: Zucchini, Pineapple, and Coconut milk
*A special tip on mixing colors. Mixing leafy greens with red or orange fruits/veggies (like carrot juice or strawberries) makes for a pretty brown popsicle. It will still taste good, but might not look as appetizing!