You fondly remember the hot summer days when you would sit on the sidewalk eating icy treats with your friends after a neighborhood kickball game (hey, you were really good).
And now you see your own kids playing with their neighborhood friends, but you just can’t bring yourself to buy frozen snacks, regardless of the good summer memories. Some say you’re a bit of a health nut, but you know better than to mess around with the sugar, artificial flavor, and high fructose corn syrup in the frozen summer treats you can buy at grocery stores.
Your solution? Smoothie pops.
The basic structure includes 4 tablespoons liquid (water, fresh squeezed juice, almond milk, etc.), 2 cups frozen fruit (strawberries, bananas, pineapple, etc.), and an optional 1 cup of spinach. If you're using fresh fruit, you'll need less liquid. The possibilities are endless!
Strawberries and Cream Smoothie Pops
Makes 4 pops
- 4 Tablespoons water
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 4 Tablespoons coconut milk
- Optional: 1 Tablespoon shredded coconut
Blend strawberries, shredded coconut, and water in a high-powered blender.
Alternate pouring the strawberry mix and the coconut milk into popsicle molds. This will give a swirl effect. If necessary, use a knife to swirl the coconut milk into the strawberry mix.