Sunday, August 7, 2011

80--- Spinach Popsicles

Why not? I've been dreaming of these for a while now. Could it be done?

My inspiration is from the Naked Truth Green Machine juice that my niece and nephew drink (they lovingly call it "seaweed juice"). I believe that you should not "hide" veggies in foods to get kids to eat them. But instead you should help them experience them in different combinations that may be appealing to them. Tell your kids that these pops have spinach in them (and dare them to NOT try them-- kids can't resist a popsicle).

Spinach Popsicles
Makes 6-7 (depending on your molds)

6 oz 100% orange juice with pulp
6 oz 100% apple juice
8 oz carrot juice
3 oz fresh baby spinach (1/2 bag)
1/2 cup pineapple tidbits

In a food processor, combine spinach and pineapple tidbits. Chop until smooth puree is formed. In a spouted mixing bowl or large liquid measuring cup, whisk together orange juice, apple juice, carrot juice and spinach mixture. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze overnight.

Nutrition info per 1 popsicle: 60 calories, 0 g fat, 1 g protein, 13 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber

1 comment:

  1. Hey Lindsay,
    I made these for my 1 year old daughter, who is teething and she loved them.

    I liked the bits of pineapple in them and my husband couldn't even tell there was spinach in them. Thanks for the recipe.