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7 Healthy Popsicles for Baby + Toddler

These popsicles are made with fruits & veggies(!!) and are so healthy you can feel great about serving them for any meal of the day - breakfast, snacks, lunch and even dinner!
Prep Time5 mins
Freeze Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Salt, Vegetarian
Author: Michele Olivier

Ingredients

STRAWBERRY CHERRY BEET POPSICLE

  • 1 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen, thawed if using frozen, but keep juices
  • 1/2 cup pitted cherries, fresh or frozen, thawed if using frozen, but keep juices
  • 1/2 small cooked red beet, I used the pre-cooked beets from Trader Joes
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, optional
  • 2-3 tbsp honey, maple syrup or agave nectar (see notes below on honey)
  • 1-2 tbsp water

CARROT ORANGE GINGER POPSICLE

  • 2 medium oranges, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 tsp ginger, minced
  • 2-3 tbsp honey maple syrup or agave nectar (see notes below on honey)
  • 1-2 tbsp water

PINEAPPLE MANGO SQUASH POPSICLE

  • 3/4 cup pineapple, fresh, frozen or canned (thawed if using frozen, but keep juices)
  • 1/2 cup mango fresh or frozen (thawed if using frozen, but keep juices)
  • 1/4 cup butternut squash chunks, peeled and roughly chopped, fresh, or frozen (thawed if using frozen, but keep juices)
  • 1/8 tsp chia seeds
  • 2-3 tbsp honey maple syrup or agave nectar (see notes below on honey)
  • 1-2 tbsp water

KIWI HONEYDEW SPINACH POPSICLE

  • 1 cup honeydew melon, chunks
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup spinach, roughly chopped
  • 2 mint leaves (optional)
  • 2-3 tbsp honey maple syrup or agave nectar (see notes below on honey)
  • 1-2 tbsp water

STRAWBERRY RASPBERRY SQUASH POPSICLE

  • 1 cup strawberries, chopped, fresh or frozen (thawed if using frozen, but keep juices)
  • 1/2 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen (thawed if using frozen, but keep juices)
  • 1/4 cup butternut squash chunks, peeled (thawed if using frozen, but keep juices)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2-3 tbsp honey maple syrup or agave nectar (see notes below on honey)
  • 1-2 tbsp water

BLACKBERRY GRAPE BEET POPSICLE

  • 3/4 cup purple grapes
  • 3/4 cup blackberries, fresh or frozen, (thawed if using frozen, but keep juices)
  • 1/2 small cooked red beet (I used the pre-cooked beets from Trader Joes)
  • 2-3 tbsp honey, maple syrup or agave nectar (see notes below on honey)
  • 1-2 tbsp water

BANANA SWEET POTATO CHOCOLATE FUDGSICLE

  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/4 cup sweet potato, raw or cooked, peeled or chopped
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • 2-3 honey maple syrup or agave nectar (see notes below on honey)
  • 1-2 water

Instructions

CARROT ORANGE GINGER POPSICLE

  • 1. Place all ingredients into a blender and puree for 1-2 minutes on high speed or until completely smooth. This mixture will have some pulp in it from the oranges, which you can strain in a fine-mesh strainer if you prefer your pops completely smooth. My pops were not strained. Pour mixture into popsicle molds, place in freezer and freeze for at least 5 hours.

BANANA SWEET POTATO CHOCOLATE FUDGSICLE

  • 1. Place dates in a small bowl. Pour hot water over the dates until completely submerged. Let soak for 5 minutes.
  • Place all ingredients into a blender and puree for 1-2 minutes on high speed or until completely smooth. This mixture can be a little thick, add in more water if needed. Pour mixture into popsicle molds, place in freezer and freeze for at least 5 hours.

ALL OTHER POPSICLES

  • 1. Place all ingredients into a blender and puree for 1-2 minutes on high speed or until completely smooth. Pour mixture into popsicle molds, place in freezer and freeze for at least 5 hours.

Notes

Age: roughly 9 months and older. For babies under a year, omit the honey.
Yield: 9 mini popsicles
Storage: Store in freezer for up to 2 months
Note on Honey: For babies one year and under, omit the honey. I find that these popsciles are sweet enough for baby, but you can also add in a touch of maple syrup if you prefer. 
Note on Sweeteners: I woud say these popsicles are lightly sweetened. If you prefer a sweeter popsicle, you can add more sweetener of your choise. You can also omit the sweetener altogether. 
Note on Yield: This recipe will make roughly 3/4 – 1 cup of popsicle mixture which is enough to fill the Zoku Mini Mold. If you are not using this mold, then you will have to adjust the recipe accordingly. If there was a little extra popsicle mixture left over, I like to thin it out with a little water and give it to my girls as a juice:)