Monday, July 21, 2014

Fruit & Veggie Pops

After all these years I finally got myself popsicle mold! I have never made these frozen treats before and I couldn't think of a more summery recipe than cool refreshing popsicles. You'd be surprised how difficult it is for a gal to find a decent popsicle mold. I went to at least 10 different stores and they were either too expensive or they had those obnoxious anti-drip handles (while very practical not the most visually appealing for photographs). So I finally found a 4 pop mold at Target for only $2!

I had a hard time naming this post just because there are so many ingredients in this recipe. I happen to just throw in whatever fruit I had in the freezer so you are welcome to add your own twist. I find that if you are using veggies (like carrots and spinach) it's always best to disguise them with fruit, bananas work especially well. You also want to make sure you add a creamy element such as yogurt or cream/milk, otherwise your pops will have an icy texture.

Fruit & Veggie Pops

makes 4 pops

3/4 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen, you could use other berries as well if you don't prefer blueberries)
1 small banana (cut and frozen)
1/4 cup carrot juice
handful of fresh spinach
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (or Greek yogurt)
splash of freshly squeezed orange juice, pineapple juice, or apple juice

Method: Add all ingredients to blender and pulse until smooth. You may need to add more juice or yogurt to achieve the texture you're looking for. Pour into popsicle molds, add stick, and freeze.

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