Popsicles 

I have a super easy recipe for you today! Actually kind of embarrassing to share. It’ll take longer for you to wash out your blender than it is to make these. We live in Florida and it’s so hot here already, it’s going to be in the 90s all week. I can’t keep my sanity without letting the kids play outside whether it’s at the park or in the back yard. But that also means I have to get them back inside somehow. Anyone with kids can probably relate to at some point saying “GET IN THE CAR (or inside) OR SO HELP ME”. So naturally I bribe my kids inside with treats. Don’t look at me like that. Instead of buying popsicles at the store full of food coloring (food coloring scares me), I take the time to make my own. 

I found a cute little mold at the grocery store for under $3 and they’re perfect for my kids, not too big! You can make these with pretty much any combination of fruit and milk or yogurt, a tiny bit of agave sweetener when necessary, or just fruit! 

So far I’ve made:

  • Blueberry, Greek yogurt and agave
  • Strawberry, Greek yogurt and agave
  • Watermelon and strawberry
  • Mango, Greek yogurt and agave
  • Frozen fruit mix with kale, watermelon, banan and blueberries

I mean, the possibilities are endless. This is a great way to use up fruit that may be about to go bad or fruit that is on sale at the store. And if you have any leftover in the blender, like I often do, then you’ve got bonus smoothies! You’ll be the coolest mom ever. Well, for the next 5 minutes anyway. 

So now instead of yelling at my kids to get inside I just ask “who wants a popsicle?” And they march right in, works like a charm. The yogurt popsicles make great breakfast substitutes for days you don’t feel like cooking, too. 

Method:

Place in a blender (I use a Ninja blender) and blend until smooth. Pour into molds and freeze for at least 6 hours. 

I’m not responsible for messes your kids might make 😉. Ahhh summer, how I love you. 

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