What is more fun and summerrific than popsicles? If, like me, you've been fighting the battle of the very loud and very persistent Ice Cream Man, this post might help you out. Making popsicles is a favorite ritual at our house. Not only do the kids love to "cook" them, they also get to invent the recipe each time. It is basically smoothies poured into popsicle molds. (These molds are similar to our favorites. They are cute and durable and even hold up in the lunchbox, where the popsicles magically turn to smoothies by lunch time.) Just dump a bunch of fruit and veggies into the blender, add some yogurt and water or milk and whatever other good stuff you'd like and blend away. This is a great way to get a lot of healthy foods into the mouths of babes. As my daughter says, "The best thing about these is that you can eat them in the morning and they aren't bad for your body at all!". That's right folks - popsicles for breakfast. It's how we roll in the summertime.
Roo's Magical Popsicles
strawberries (fresh or frozen)
blueberries (fresh or frozen)
bananas (fresh or frozen, but frozen bananas add a great consistency)
greens (spinach, chard, kale - these can hold a LOT of greens)
honey (no need for this if you use bananas - they add a great bit of sweetness)
water (as needed to create desired consistency)
Add all to the blender and blend away. Pour in popsicle molds and freeze for at least 3-4 hours. (The wait is the most difficult part.) Enjoy!