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.

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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
Spread of ingredients for green popsicle smoothies.

Ingredients

  • 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.

Instructions

  • 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!
Girl holding a green tropical smoothie popsicle.

Cooking with Kids

You can easily have your kids help you make these fun popsicles.

Toddlers

  • 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.

Kids

  • 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.
Green smoothie popsicle of a Dino roaring

OTHER GREAT FROZEN TREATS

Green smoothie popsicles on a plate for toddlers and kids to grab.

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Green smoothie popsicles on a plate for toddlers and kids to grab.

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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!

Ingredients 

  • 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

Instructions 

  • Place all ingredients into a blender.
    Ingredients for green popsicle smoothie in a blender.
  • Blend for 1-2 minutes or until all ingredients are smooth.
    Green smoothie popsicles in a blender all blended up.
  • Pour into a popsicle mold, place in the freezer, and freeze for at least 5 hours.
    Green smoothie popsicles in popscile molds.
  • Take out of popsicle mold and enjoy!
    Green smoothie popsicles on a plate for toddlers and kids to grab.

Notes

Age: 1 year and up (if serving to baby under 1 year of age, omit honey)
Yield: this recipes makes roughy 12 ounces, which gave me 7 dino size popsicles. Depending on your popsicle molds, you may have to double or triple this recipe. 
Notes on Spinach: you can use 1/2 – 1 cup of packed spinach in this recipe. Using 1/2 cup of spinach makes for a super mild taste that your kiddo wont be able to tell is spinach. If you use a full cup you can barley notice the taste of spinach, but my kids didn’t seem to notice, so I usually load up the spianch for them. If this is your first time making these, I would start with 1/2 cup and work your way up. 
Note on Milk: You can use regular, almond, soy, oat, ect. I used almond milk in this recipe. You can also use coconut water or water if you prefer. 
Serving: 1popsicle, Calories: 76kcal, Carbohydrates: 14.8g, Protein: 1.7g, Fat: 1.8g, Saturated Fat: 0.4g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 13mg, Potassium: 123mg, Fiber: 2.4g, Sugar: 10.1g, Calcium: 58mg, Iron: 1mg

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