Berry and Kale Yogurt Popsicles
Summer - sun, beaches, swimsuits and POPSICLES! I feel like you can’t talk about summer without talking about popsicles (or is that just at my house)?! My boys are always asking for popsicles. The second that it turns warm out, “Mom, can we go outside and eat popsicles? Special please??” (they really like to kick it up a notch with the “special please”). With these popsicles, they don’t even need to ask with a special please - heck, I’ll even let them have two! Or maybe, I can let them think I’m the best mom ever and let them have popsicles for BREAKFAST (I just won’t tell them they are eating veggies for breakfast)!
These popsicles use all of those delicious summer fresh berries that you can go out and pick (or pick up at the grocery store for cheap!). Plus, they are packed with kale. Any time I can sneak some extra vegetables into my kids diet, count me in; especially leafy greens - I am always so jealous of parents who’s kid will eat a salad!
I love using these popsicle molds. With these molds, you can make a good sized popsicle and it pops out super easy. Toss all of the ingredients into a blender, mix it up, pour it into the molds, freeze and devour! If you have any leftovers after you’ve filled the popsicle molds, you can just have the kids drink it as a smoothie. Once they are done, clean up is a breeze - turn on the sprinkler and let your kids wash away that sticky, popsicle mess!
Berry & Kale Yogurt Popsicles
1 cup frozen kale, chopped (can use fresh)
1/2 cup strawberries, halved*
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup raspberries
2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt**
1/2 cup orange juice
Put all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until mostly smooth (there may still be some small chunks of kale or fruit).
Pour the blended berry and kale mixture into the popsicle molds and put the sticks into the molds.
Freeze until solid and enjoy!***
*You don’t need to chop up the strawberries since you are blending them, but my kids love chopping things so I included this step to keep them happy!
**I like to use nonfat Vanilla Greek yogurt.
***I typically freeze the popsicles overnight - that way I don’t have to constantly hear “Mom!! Are they ready yet?!”. But, it will probably take at least 4 hours to freeze them.
TIPS FOR INVOLVING KIDS
Have them help you cut up the strawberries - if you choose that step (these are the knives they use: StarPack Kitchen Knife Set.
Let them dump all of the ingredients into the blender.
Have them turn on the blender and watch in awe!