One of our favorite treats, when it starts to get hot outside, is popsicles!
Kids of all ages love them. And guess what? You can make healthy, nutrient-dense – and super yummy – popsicles at home!
These Super Berry Popsicles should be on your list to make this week! You can use any combination of berries or fruit that you like.
Berries are packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients that help to fight free radicals and aid in detoxification.
They are also a lower carbohydrate fruit and a great option for those following a lower carb plan.
I love the spinach in these popsicles because you’d never even know it’s there, but you’re getting all of the nutrients in the spinach.
Spinach is high in Magnesium, Vitamins A, C, and K1, Folic Acid, Iron, and Calcium.
Chia seeds are loaded with Omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants and are high in protein and fiber.
These simple, real food ingredients make these popsicles a great superfood treat!
- 1 cup Frozen Strawberries
- 1 cup Frozen Blueberries
- 1 cup Frozen Raspberries
- 1 cup (or more) Baby Spinach
- 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1 cup Orange Juice
- Water, as needed. (usually about 3/4-1 cup)
Place all ingredients in the blender and puree until completely smooth. Pour into popsicle molds, insert sticks, and freeze until completely solid, about 3-4 hours.
**If you don’t have a popsicle mold: Fill paper cups 2/3 full and freeze 30-45 minutes, or until starting to harden but still soft. Insert sticks (this way they won’t slip around in the liquid) and continue to freeze until completely solid, about 3 hours.
**If you don’t have a high-speed blender: Puree the spinach and chia seeds together with the liquid first to help break down the spinach. Add the remaining ingredients and puree until completely smooth.
Notes: You could add fresh mint or any of your favorite fruit to the mix. Fresh fruit works just as well as frozen. You could add a scoop of unflavored protein powder or collagen peptides to up your popsicle nutrient game as well.