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Veggie Popsicles Kids Will Love!

Veggie Popsicles Kids Will Love!

We are big on green smoothies in our house. We usually make them once or twice a day at least and I load them full of healthy, leafy greens and veggies. So even if my kids don’t want to finish the veggies on their plate at dinner I do not worry because they already have two to three servings in their bodies already thanks to green smoothies. But since we are trying to get away from eating meat for environmental and health reasons, I find the need to get even more protein rich greens into their diet every day. With summer around the corner it seemed a no-brainer to accomplish this with delicious warm-weather treats. Our green smoothies become green Popsicles in just a few hours!

The principle is the same, just mix leafy greens and veggies with fruit in a blender and pour the mixture into popsicle molds. For added sweetness you can use a bit of raw agave nectar but a ripe banana is usually sufficient. My kids love these so much they go through a dozen every two days so obviously they are pretty darn tasty. The fact that they are healthy too is a big bonus.

Because so many plastics have nasty ingredients that can leach, I also make sure to use BPA Free Popsicle molds. We like the stars and rockets Tovolo popsicle molds.

Here is an easy green Popsicle recipe that my kids love. I am sure yours will too.

Electric Green Popsicles (pictured above)

Ingredients:

• 3 ripe bananas
• 1 medium pineapple
• 2 cups spinach
• Water

Blend until smooth and pour into molds.

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By Tiffany Washko, EcoChild'sPlay

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6:11AM PDT on Aug 22, 2013

Start healthy eating and lifestyle when young

2:26AM PDT on Aug 11, 2013

Thank you :)

6:25AM PDT on Jul 12, 2013

great for kids and adults, thanks for sharing

6:22AM PDT on Jul 12, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

1:41AM PDT on Apr 24, 2013

Going to try these this summer :) Thanks for sharing.

4:22AM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

Obviously haven't met my kids!!

1:28PM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

thx.

10:07AM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

more recipes like this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3:23PM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

Great idea!

4:13AM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

Wow! This sounds so delicious! Thank you.

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