These Green Tropical Smoothie Popsicles are am amazing frozen summer treat for toddlers and kids that are filled with a (not-so) hidden-veggie – spinach🍃! And because these popsicles are filled with nothing but healthy ingredients you can feel good about serving them for breakfast, snack, lunch or a dessert.
Green Smoothie Popsicles
These super healthy and super delicious popsicles are going to be in high demand at your house👊!
Not only do they taste amazing, but the dino shapes 🦖 make these green popsicles so much fun to eat!
These popsicles are made with 6 easy ingredients – spinach, pineapple, banana, chia seeds, honey and milk. And because these popsicles are filled with nothing but healthy ingredients you can feel good about serving them for breakfast, snack, lunch or a dessert. Popsicles for breakfast on a hot summer day will pretty much blow any kid’s mind 🤯!
Reasons to Love these Healthy Popsicles
- healthy frozen treat
- great for toddlers, kids and even adults (I eat these all summer long)
- can be served to baby if you omit the honey
- not so hidden-veggie
- full of protein, iron, potassium, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber
- can be served for breakfast, snack, lunch or dessert
- naturally sweetened
- 5 minute prep time
- great for picky eaters
- Spinach: packed with iron, magnesium and vitamins A, C and K, also makes these popsicles the fun green color. You can use 1/2 – 1 cup of packed spinach in this recipe. If your kiddos are new to green popsicles, I would start by using 1/2 cup of spinach as they won’t be able to taste it. You can add more spinach the next time you make these popsicles.
- Banana: full of potassium and fiber, adding a banana gives these popsicles a smooth and creamy texture.
- Pineapple: gives these popsicles a fun tropical flavor twist while also adding a huge amount of natural sweetness. You can use fresh or frozen in this recipe. I usually use frozen.
- Honey: is added to give these popsicles just enough sweetness to make them taste like a treat. Not to worry, they are not overly sweet. You should omit the honey if serving these popsicles to babies under 1 year of age.
- Chia Seeds: are added to give these healthy popsicles a big boost in added protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Once blended, your kiddo will never even know they are in there.
- Milk: is used to help combine all of the ingredients. You can use regular, almond, soy, oat, ect. I used almond milk in this recipe. You can also use coconut water or water in this recipe if you want.
- Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and there are no chunks of spinach – roughly 1-2 minutes.
- Pour into popsicle mold of your choice.
- Freeze for 5 hours or preferably overnight.
- Serve and enjoy!
Cooking with Kids
You can easily have your kids help you make these fun popsicles.
- Toddlers can help measure and pour the ingredients into the blender.
- They can help put the lid on the blender and push start. Note: make sure to talk about not touching the blender blade while making something in the blender, as it can be sharp.
- Once blended, toddlers can help pour the popsicle mixture into the popsicle molds. You may want to pour the popsicle mixture into a smaller measuring cup with pour lip to make it easier on them.
- With help, they can place the popsicle molds into the freezer. My kids always spill the tray at this point, so just give them an extra hand.
- You can pretty much let older kids make this recipe by themselves.
- They can pick out and measure all of the ingredients. Note: make sure to talk about not touching the blender blade while making something in the blender, as it can be sharp.
- Kids can pour the popsicle mixture into the molds and place the popsicles into the freezer.
OTHER GREAT FROZEN TREATS
- Yogurt Fruit Popsicles for Toddlers + Kids – 8 Fun Flavors
- Yogurt Unicorn Bark
- Healthy Yogurt Parfait Popsicles for Toddler + Kids
- Healthy Funfetti Popsicles for Kids + Toddlers
- Hidden-Veggie Carrot & Orange Popsicles (Baby + Toddler)
- Strawberry Lemonade Slushies for Toddlers + Kids (refined sugar-free)
TOOLS USED TO MAKE THESE POPSICLES
- Popsicle Molds – This is the dinosaur mold I used, but I also love this mini popsicle mold for toddler and younger kids and this bigger version or bigger kids. Now that I posted this recipe, both of my favorite Zoku molds seem to be out of stock, here are some similar ones (mini) (regular).
- Measuring Cups
DID YOU MAKE THESE SMOOTHIE POPSICLES FOR YOUR KIDS?
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Green Smoothie Popsicles
- 1/2 cup milk, of choice
- 1/2 – 1 cup spinach, packed (see notes)
- 1 cup pineapple, fresh or frozen
- 1 ripe banana
- 2-3 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- Place all ingredients into a blender.
- Blend for 1-2 minutes or until all ingredients are smooth.
- Pour into a popsicle mold, place in the freezer, and freeze for at least 5 hours.
- Take out of popsicle mold and enjoy!