Power Popsicles


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!

Power Popsicles

Serves About 2 ¼ cups, 18 ounces or 6 3-ounce popsicles
Prep Time
Total Time 5 minutes
  • 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
  1. 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.
DK Tips
  • 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.