Healthy Homemade Popsicles

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!

Popsicles for Breakfast!

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!

Notice one missing? Someone couldn’t wait 🙂

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!

Base:
Yogurt        Avocado      Peanut Butter     Cottage Cheese

Liquid:
Water       Milk       Coconut Milk or water      100% Juice    Almond Milk

Fruit:
Blueberries     Banana     Strawberries     Raspberries     Watermelon     Mango    Pineapple    Pears     Cherry    Kiwi      Elderberries (these are great in the winter for an immune system boost!)

Veggies:
(for most veggies I recommend steaming first for a smoother blend)
Spinach    Carrots     Broccoli    Celery    Cucumber    Kale

Added Protein:
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,

♥ Kaley