Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Easy Summer Berry Popsicles

The one thing that annoys me about summer is the peculiar ice cream truck, driven by an old man wearing a white tank top, playing Christmas music in July. Paints a pretty picture doesn’t it? Gone are the innocent days of the 25 cent push-up and sharing a drumstick with your sister. Plus, those icy treats are laden with chemicals, artificial colors, dyes, high fructose corn syrup and who knows what else! Enter the homemade popsicle. I just received my new Tovolo Popsicle Molds and can’t wait to get started!

I figured if my girls like the smoothies I make them, they will love these popsicles. Today I used organic strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries from the farmer’s market. But you can use any fresh or frozen fruit you have on hand. Then, I topped it off with a handful of organic baby spinach, about ¾ cup unsweetened coconut milk and 1 tbsp. raw honey. Yes, you read that right – SPINACH – in our popsicles! The tiny leaves get blasted in the blender and they never know it’s there! Talk about one super-powered popsicle! Take that plain ole pushup!
Just blend and pour into the molds. It takes about 1-2 hours for them to freeze.



  1. Super cute, love this idea!

    Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Cindy - I see you have a Ninja blender. How do you like it? I'm in the market for a new blender and I'm overwhelmed by choices. I make more smoothies than anything. Just wanted your opinion. Thanks! Juliet

    1. Actually I'm not a huge fan of my new Ninja. If I'm using a lot of liquid, it's OK, but if I use peanut butter or a thicker sauce, food gets stuck in the corners (which is wasteful). The container is square. I also have a Hamilton Beach blender (circa 1990) that is still holding up strong and makes my morning smoothies without fail. A lot of folks swear by the Vitamix, but I can't justify the huge expense right now. Maybe someday!