A Nutritious 2-Ingredient Ice Pop Recipe To Try This Summer
Ice pops are a staple warm-weather treat—after all, when the temps are high, it's hard to not crave the cooling snack. Unfortunately, they're usually up there in sugar and made with artificial ingredients. That's why mbg developed this nutritious ice pop recipe, using organic veggies+ greens powder as the star ingredient. It's loaded with vitamins and minerals and easy to make as soon as the craving hits.
These ice pops double as a snack and an activity. With just two ingredients, parents can include their kids in the ice-pop-making process, without a sticky mess.
Make healthy 2-ingredient ice pops.
To make a nutritious and refreshing ice pop at home, all you need is water, greens powder, and an ice pop tray (or a makeshift mold with small cups and ice pop sticks).
"The organic veggies+ powder mixes well with water, but you can also use coconut water or your favorite plant milk to amp up the flavor and nutrient profile," registered dietitian Jess Cording, M.S., R.D., CDN, says. For an icy ice pop, use water or coconut water. For a creamier ice pop, use coconut, macadamia, or pea protein milk.
To properly blend the powder, try using a protein or cocktail shaker, or really any container with a lid (Mason jar, water bottle, etc.). Pulsing it a few times in a blender would work as well but is not necessary.
- 2 cups (or beverage of choice).
- 2 tsp. organic veggies+
- Pour cold liquid and organic veggies+ into the mixer.
- Shake together until well mixed.
- Divide evenly into ice pop mold (if using a cup, place ice pop sticks in the middle).
- Freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight.
What are the benefits of this ice pop?
"Healthy ice pops can be a fun and easy part of your meal prep so you can have a nourishing, refreshing snack at the ready on hot days," Cording says.
Greens powder is a good way to sneak vegetables into what would normally be a not-so-nutritious snack. mbg organic veggies+ powder also contains hard-to-find sea vegetables, which are rich in vitamins and minerals like iron, copper, manganese, folate, zinc, sodium, calcium, and magnesium.* Sea veggies are also a plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids1, which support heart health and cognitive function—among other benefits.* The organic veggies+ also contains fiber, like flaxseed and inulin, as well as probiotics, which help support healthy digestion.* The blend is free of soy, lactose, and gluten.
Unlike most store-bought ice pops, this recipe is low in sugar (only 2 g per serving) and high in antioxidants, which can help manage inflammation.* The greens are tasty enough on their own, but if you prefer something especially sweet, add a touch of honey. Or, if you're a fan of more tart ice pop, include a bit of lime juice in this recipe.
Whichever your preference, this nutrient-rich, two-ingredient ice pop is completely convenient. If you have kids who are begging for a midday snack, or you need one yourself, it's a good way to satisfy cravings and keep everyone satiated until the next meal.
Abby Moore is an editorial operations manager at mindbodygreen. She earned a B.A. in Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin and has previously written for Tribeza magazine. She has covered topics ranging from regenerative agriculture to celebrity entrepreneurship. Moore worked on the copywriting and marketing team at Siete Family Foods before moving to New York.