The other day Nora and I made popsicles together for the first time. Our babysitter is unofficially the official “Popsicle Queen.” Nora has been enjoying her homemade popsicles for some time now, and with the warm weather approaching, it just seemed right to go out and get some popsicle molds for Nora and I to make our own. It’s been years since I’ve made homemade popsicles, boy did it bring back some great memories! Homemade popsicles are so easy to make, so much healthier than store bought, and still so yummy! You so should give them a try!
This particular batch we made in the evening so they were ready in the morning, Nora did not forget about them either, and requested one for breakfast. And you want to know what? I let her have one! Because these were simply: yogurt, almond milk, and fruit! Sounds like a healthy breakfast to me, so why not!
There are so many variations you can try, you can even sneak veggies in! It’s fun to let the littles pick out what ingredients they want in them, so try to slow down and include them 😉
Here is the recipe I used for this batch (I know, no veggies this time!):
– 1/2c Plain yogurt
– 1/2c Almond Milk
– 1/2 Banana
– Handful of Pineapple
– Handful of Strawberries
Throw in the blender, pour into molds, and freeze! See, so easy!
Here is a basic guide to follow for ingredients with ingredient ideas:
Pick a base (for the creamy factor) + a liquid + fruit(s) + veggie(s) – if you want to sneak those in!
Yogurt Avocado Peanut Butter Cottage Cheese
Water Milk Coconut Milk or water 100% Juice Almond Milk
Blueberries Banana Strawberries Raspberries Watermelon Mango Pineapple Pears Cherry Kiwi Elderberries (these are great in the winter for an immune system boost!)
(for most veggies I recommend steaming first for a smoother blend)
Spinach Carrots Broccoli Celery Cucumber Kale
Hemp Seeds Flax Seed Chia Seeds
I’m going to try adding in a protein powder for even more of a nutritional punch, I’ll let ya know how those turn out!
Do you make popsicles at home? What are your favorite recipes?
Here’s to living a life that makes your soul smile,