Nourish

Berry + Mango Popsicles

March is National Nutrition Month, which is cause to celebrate! We are going to end this month with a recipe for healthy, homemade popsicles. While some parts of the country are snowed in, we are experiencing record highs in Arizona! It’s barely Spring but it already feels like Summer in these parts. Hot days call for daily jumps in the pool, outdoor picnics under shady trees, and cold drinks and treats!IMG_3849We love popsicles around here but most store-bought varieties are loaded with added sugar and artificial colors and flavors. As a result, I decided to make my own and added vegetables, which makes me feel even better about our weekly (or daily) “treat”. While I love to sneak vegetables into everything possible, I always tell Everett what he’s eating and what I’m adding to our food because I think it’s important for him to recognize different flavors, colors, and textures. So maybe it’s not so sneaky after all… When he first tasted one of these popsicles, he happily bleated “beet!” and finished the entire thing. If your children aren’t keen on the taste of vegetables, it’s okay to add less vegetables and more fruit. Getting them used to new and different flavors is a big step so keep at it!IMG_3844IMG_3838Berry + Mango Popsicles

  • 1 cup frozen fruit (a. mixed berries, b. mango)
  • 1 cup raw vegetables (a. beet, b. carrot)
  • ½ cup almond milk or full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice (optional)

OR

  • 1 ½ cups frozen fruit
  • ½ cup raw vegetables
  • ½ cup almond milk or full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice (optional)

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth
  2. Pour into popsicle mold
  3. Place in freezer for at least 4 hours or until popsicles are set
  4. Enjoy!

For the first mixture (a), I used mixed berries and beets. For the second mixture (b), I used mango and carrots. I layered the popsicles by pouring one mixture into the molds and then the next. This is the mold that we like the best, which I found at Target.IMG_3902

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