Power PopsiclesJune 20th, 2017 0 comments
Smoothies are the perfect summer breakfast! The fruit is at its prime, no need to add any sweetener; just let the fruit do all the work. But I also like to hide a veggie or two in my smoothie as well as various super foods such as chia, hemp seeds, flax, maca powder, or other boosters. Coconut water is also a great addition, especially in summertime because of its hydrating properties. It’s loaded with electrolytes and other nutrients, making it perfect for after working out.
I love this recipe because it also helps out on the occasions when I just can’t finish all my smoothie because I made a little too much. What to do then? Throw it away? Never- that’s such a waste! So I decided to start putting some of my leftovers into popsicle molds and freezing them. Why I didn’t think of this sooner- I’m addicted and I notice kids love them too. So cheers to refreshing, nutrient dense popsicles without all the refined sugar. For breakfast, dessert or anytime snacking- enjoy!
- ½ cup fresh raspberries
- ½ cup -1 cup fresh spinach, packed
- ½ cup raw organic coconut water (such as Harmless Harvest)
- ½ champagne mango peeled, about 1/3 cup
- ¼ cup fresh blueberries
- ¼ cup fresh strawberries
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- I 5.3 ounce container coconut yogurt, such So Dairy-Free Yogurt, or about ¾ cups
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. If making popsicles, fill popsicle molds and place in the freezer until frozen solid about 4-12 hours, depending on your freezer.
- Can’t find coconut yogurt- feel free to use any kind of yogurt.
- Try adding a few raw baby carrots, ½ a peeled lime, and/ or ½ teaspoon of grated ginger.
- Don’t have fresh fruit, use frozen.
- Use banana or pineapple instead of mango.