Fruity Popsicle Recipe with Organic Greens

It’s time to pull the popsicle molds out of the cupboard and get ready for a DIY popsicle recipe with organic greens!

If popsicles remind you of the sticky sweet treat of your youth, you’re about to have your cake, er, popsicle, and eat it too. And you don’t need a juicer to make these healthy popsicles, either. You can make this popsicle recipe in any old blender but with all the healthy goodness of organic greens.

What’s extra great about this recipe is that if you have a hard time getting green juices down, you’ll find them much more palatable (and soothing on a hot day!) as popsicles. That’s because the intensity of the greens is offset by the coolness of the frozen treat, and there’s just enough sweetness from the fruits to make it taste a bit more like your favorite frozen treat from long ago. Plus, you've got that gorgeous neon color your inner child will be happy to see again.

If you don’t have popsicle molds, you can use ice cube trays or even paper cups. You will need popsicle sticks though.

Ingredients

1 cup water
2 green apples, chopped
1 cup diced pineapple
Heaping handful of fresh berries of your choice
1 medium cucumber, quartered
1 heaping teaspoon organic greens (such as our own mustHave greens)
2 Tablespoons agave nectar (optional)

Directions

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth—almost the consistency of a smoothie. Pour into popsicle molds. Place in freezer. After about a half hour, while the popsicles are partially frozen, insert popsicle sticks so they are positioned upright and straight. Freeze overnight or until frozen all the way through (about five hours, depending on size of mold).

To remove popsicles from their molds, place the molds into warm water (careful not to get water on the open side of the molds). Popsicles should pop out with little effort.

Optional: If you don’t want any fruit pulp in your popsicle, you can strain the blended ingredients before pouring into the molds.

Image: Romana Klee



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