Pineapple Spinach Popsicles2
I’m sorry, WHAT?!?! Why the heck would I want to eat that? Well you might not, but if you had a baby child who was young enough to still be tricked into liking green veggies well then, you might wanna give this a shot!
My son Theo is currently 16 months old and obsessed with popsicles. All day long he begs me to drag the freezer open so he can get his little paws in there and muck about with the assorted frozen wonderments lurking in the cold. It started with ice cubes. Ice cubes are just fantastic to a 1 year old. And of course he loves all kinds of fruit, so I started making him popsicles. The first batch was some bright red combo of mixed berries. I quickly discovered my folly after he destroyed several T-shirts with macabre red stains, so I switched to making peach pops. Then I thought well why not mix something tart and sweet like pineapple with a fairly bland veggie like spinach. It’s super healthy for him, and I can’t lie, it makes me feel like a good mommy. Of course, it is REALLY green…
- A few chunks of pineapple
- A handful of frozen spinach
- A few glugs of juice – I used unfiltered organic apple juice
Fill up your cup, fit the cross blade on and blend for about 30 seconds, until it’s pretty darn smooth.
Here’s it is! So, so very green.
I gave Theo some of the ‘smoothie’ to taste test before freezing it.
I dunno about this mom…
What did you say was in this stuff?
Cuz it’s delicious!
Popsicle molds are pretty easy to find, especially this time of year. This one is from Smart & Final.
I even solved the problem of the stained shirt – just match the clothing to the popsicle color!