Sunshine: It makes everything gleam and glisten. The world feels like a happier place when it rises up over the horizon and shines through the trees. Flowers open and point toward the light, lizards come out to sun on the eaves of homes, ducks waddle about searching for bugs in the grass, and children play in the street. It’s all so dreamy. Sunny days in North Texas are few and far between this time of year but on those rare occasions, you can find us outside all day – going for walks, playing at the park, swinging, visiting the animals at the farm, or swimming at the community pool. We recently bought a tiny play pool to put in the backyard for Everett where he loves to splash and work on new tricks like leaning over the side to retrieve toys that he’s thrown overboard (Eeek!). It has its very own shady spot under our willow tree, allowing us to spend even more time outside.To go along with all of this outdoor play, nothing is quite as refreshing as a popsicle. (Well, maybe a mojito or a margarita for mama but we will save that for another post!) The sight of kids eating a popsicle and letting it melt, dripping from their mouth down to their chin and then from their hand, down their arm, and then off their elbow… They become one sticky mess!
For a while now, I’ve been wanting to make homemade popsicles for Everett like my mom used to make for my sister and I when we were kids. I searched through various recipes that would be healthy enough to feed to our little guy, without any added sugar and these turned out to have just the right amount of sweetness from the fruit. As an afternoon snack or after dinner dessert, these are the perfect summer treat!
- 1 can full fat coconut milk
- 1 cup fruit (I used blueberries, strawberries, and kiwi)
- ½ banana
- Handful of spinach
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until combined. Pour equal parts into a popsicle mold and freeze over night. Enjoy!