Saturday, July 18, 2009

Green MONSTER Popsicles

I wasn’t going to post this because I thought my kids were crazy for gobbling them up the way they do. But then we took some up to my inlaw’s cabin where there were some “regular kids” and they gobbled them up too. So I thought I'd better share this one.

When I came up with this concoction I was just trying to make them really green and green they are! It is basically a smoothie, but I leave out the kefir since most of the good cultures are killed once frozen anyway. The ingredients can be fresh or frozen before added to the blender, if mostly frozen add 3/4 cup of water instead of ice. If you don’t have the stevia, use a healthy sweetener like honey. You'll want to send them outside to eat these, ‘cause that green will stain.

1 avocado
1 banana
2 kale leaves
3 cups spinach
1 pineapple core
2 whole kiwi’s
dash of salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 pinches dulse
1 cup ice
1 dropper orange flavored stevia

Blend all ingredients well in blender, pour into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 3 hours. This makes 8 for us, if there is some left over I just drink it down.

If you are too scared to try this recipe, start out with this one:

Purple DINO Popsicles
1 cup blueberries
1 mango
1/2 avocado
dash of salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 pinches dulse
2 leaves kale
2 cups ice
1-2 tablespoons honey.

Blend all ingredients well in blender, pour into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 3 hours.

What healthy alternative treat do you make that all kids go ga-ga for?
Green Monster Popsicles on Foodista


  1. i bet jessica simpson would love these.

  2. Very interesting ingredients for ice pops!

  3. I love the idea of these popsicles! I don't have kids but I would make them just for me!

  4. As usual, love these recipes. We had Luthien's b-day party this weekend and used one of your popsicle recipes but basically made a slushie that about 40 people delved into (adults and kids alike). I can't wait to try these new ones- Luthien's teeny and I like the idea of the avocado to boost the calories/fat up a notch. Anyway, my question is: where do you get your dulse?

  5. That is an awesome idea with the slushy! I get dulse from The Good Apple, but they might have it at Sprouts and I bet Azure carries it.

  6. what IS dulse?
    and what does pineapple core mean?
    i'm excited to try these!

  7. and my sister is looking for some popsicle molds...any recommendations?

  8. Dulse is super nutritious seaweed.

    Any pineapple would work equally well, I like to use the core in the blender because it is tough and unappealing to eat plain. It has great fiber and lots of flavor. I would say 2/3 cup cut pineapple would be equal to a medium core.

    I recommend the BPA free rocket pop molds. You can get them on Amazon, where right now they have buy 3 get one free kitchen items.

  9. I never thought to make my green monster juice into a popsicle - great idea!

  10. my kids loved the flavor but said that they made their tounges itch. Do you know what that would be from?

  11. Not sure why they would be itchy. Are all the ingredients things that they normally eat? Itchy makes me think allergy. It could just be that Popsicles are usually made with clear liquids and this is fiberous whole foods, which gives a completely different texture.

  12. Pineapple causes your mouth to burn....maybe that's the sensation they were feeling, and said "itchy". I've noticed a difference in pineapples, though .Some are stronger....


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