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I enjoy having a good green smoothie as a meal replacement or an afternoon snack to starve off the junk food snacks. However, the kids aren’t all fans of a smoothie. But, they are fans of a yummy ice pop. So, why not combine the best of both worlds into something the kids will enjoy and is better for them then a lot of snacks they would get from a package.
I whipped up these dairy-free smoothie ice pops in the morning while they were getting ready for school and they were frozen by the time they got off the bus. I’ve been using milk alternatives in my smoothies so I continued with these so I could enjoy them. This time I use Vanilla Silk Soymilk because it is a good source of protein (8 grams of plant-powered protein per serving) and because it is low in saturated fat. That protein will tide them over after school until dinner. Or it makes a protein packed dessert.
This time, I used freshly picked strawberries because we picked them, but frozen will also work, spinach (which I accidentally put in the freezer) and chia seeds. But, any smoothie of your liking will work! I put one cup of strawberries, a handful of spinach, a cup of soy milk and 2 Tablespoons of chia seeds into my blender, and blended until smooth. Then, I filled my ice pop molds and placed them in the freezer. (side note: if you don’t have molds, you can use little paper cups with a wooden stick). They were frozen less than 8 hours later!
Safe to say they are a hit in this house!
Give it a try and make a batch for your kids this week! What do you think they would like best in a green smoothie ice pop?
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- 1 cup of strawberries
- a handful of spinach
- 1 cup of soy milk
- 2 Tablespoons of chia seeds
- Place all ingredients in blender and blended until smooth.
- Pour into molds or paper cups with sticks and freeze until frozen.