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Super Smoothie Pops

A refreshing treat for kids that is packed with super foods, fruits and veggies!
This recipe was inspired by the extra smoothie that you don't want to waste but are not sure what to do with. Whenever I would make smoothies at home I'd have some left over that is not quite enough for a full serving but I didn't want to waste it.
This recipe makes 2 full size (32 oz) smoothies AND 8 smoothie pops!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Freeze Time 3 hrs
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 fruit pops

Equipment

  • High Speed Blender like Vitamix or Ninja
  • Popsicle mold (mine serves 8)
  • Ball or Kerr Glass Jars for fresh smoothie

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Bag Frozen Mixed berries Organic
  • 1 Pint Fresh Blue Berries or Strawberries Organic
  • 1 Whole Banana fresh or frozen (see notes) If you want a thick frozen mixture like the fancy smoothie places slice the ripe banana 1 inch chunks & freeze in single banana sized portions (so you know how much to add to your smoothie). ***This frozen banana trick does triple duty as "ice", a thickening agent AND a sweetener!
  • 2 Cups Spinach Organic, washed
  • 1 Cup Kale Organic, de-stemmed & chopped or torn into 1 inch chunks
  • 2 3.5 oz pkgs Acai puree, frozen Defrost in a glass of warm water
  • 3 Cups Water or apple Juice I use water because it's too sweet for me with juice, you could try mixing half and half though. I prefer less sugar unless it's fresh juice.
  • 4 TBSP Protein Powder Use your favorite grass-fed whey or vegan protein powder
  • 1 TSP Goji Berries, golden raisins, hemp seeds or coconut butter OPTIONAL as a topping, add to the bottom of the Popsicle molds &/ or on top of the fresh smoothie!

Instructions
 

  • Put the Acai in a glass of warm water to defrost while you place the remaining items in the blender.
  • Layer all of the ingredients into the blender. Start with fresh fruit & veggies on the bottom (the blender won't have to work as hard) then add the frozen items & water. Blend until smooth.
  • While the blender is still running add the protein powder & Acai until fully incorporated.
  • If using toppings, place one pinch of the topping in each of the Popsicle molds. Pour in the smoothie mixture. Place in the refrigerator & allow 2-3 hours to fully set.
  • Pour the remaining mixture in the Ball or Kerr jars & top a pinch of each topping & enjoy!
Keyword dessert recipes, healthy snacks, healthy treats, summer snacks