Friday, May 21, 2010

Strawberry Spinach Smoothie Pops

I've had a couple people ask for the recipes that I use to make our smoothie pops. So, here's a couple to start the weekend. I'll post one or two a week over the next month rather than dump them here all at once, and then as I try new ones.

Strawberry Spinach Smoothie Pops
(makes about 12 popsicles)

* 1 cup fresh apple juice (I use Simply Apple - so nothing but 100 % appley goodness)
* 1 cup fresh strawberries (stems cut off)
* 1 cup frozen vanilla yogurt
* a handful of Spinach

Add all ingredients to blender & blend until smooth. I like to add a couple strawberries that I chop by hand to "chunk" up the mix. My kids love it, but you don't have to do it. Pour into your popsicle molds & freeze atleast 4 hours.

Orange Dream Smoothie Pops (*these are my kids fave so far)
(makes about 6 popsicles)

* 1 cup fresh orange juice (I use Simply Orange so 100% orange juice)
* 1 1/2 cups frozen vanilla yogurt

Blend ingredients until smooth and put in your popsicle molds. Freeze up to 4 hours. They taste just like an orange julius (am I the only one who remember these? So yummy!). NOTE: if you really want to treat yourself use vanilla ice-cream = even dreamier!

I'm planning on experimenting in the near future .... Like maybe some pink grapefruit creamsicles, or chocolate fudgesicles with banana chunks, or a coconut pineapple, or I may just steal one of Ryan's recipes for Avocado milkshakes and do those too.

2 comments:

Sugar & Spice said...

Sounds SO YUMMY! Can't wait to try these.....

hoopesfam4 said...

mmmmmm....these sounds absolutely delicious. I am going to have to make them SOON!! Thanks for sharing!!