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Summer Smoothie Popsicles: Green Pineapple and Berry Avocado

I remember when I was a kid how excited I would get when my mom would make popsicles for my brother and I. Even when it might have been as simple as pouring apple juice into a popsicle mold! The enjoyment of licking or slurping a freezing cold popsicle on a boiling hot day is perfection to me. 

Whether your 65 or 16 months old, popsicles please everyone... at least in my family!

Aside from how giddy I get about popsicles, the other reason I created these recipes is that I'm always looking for creative ways to feed my daughter Vienna. I find that it's easy to get stuck in a rut of making the same foods you know your family will eat because then you don't have to really think about it. These pops will get you out of your same-foods-every-day-rut.

I've been making popsicles on a weekly basis for us and it's the perfect mid-afternoon snack for everyone (not just Vienna)! Plus they are packed with whole food ingredients which help me maintain balanced energy all day long and I feel good knowing Vienna is getting a treat that has no refined sugar and it's super good for her too. 

The first recipe is for my Green Smoothie Popsicles. The McJordan's LOVE our morning smoothie because it's a quick way to have a delicious and nourishing breakfast so it only makes sense to try it as a popsicle too, right? ;) They are so tasty, your kids will not have a clue it's good for them. 

The second recipe is my Berry Avocado Popsicles. These pops taste like berry ice cream but without the refined sugar and cow dairy that is problematic for many people.

The benefit of using coconut milk is that you still get a creamy, rich consistency like you'd get from cow's milk.

I personally don't really love popsicles that are "icy" I much prefer "creamy", so these are one of my favourites!

Here is my Green Smoothie Popsicle. 

Ingredients
  • 1 handful of fresh kale or spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 can 400mL full-fat canned coconut milk
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and give a whirl until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 4-6 hours.
  3. You may need to run a little hot water over the mold to get the popsicle out.

Notes

Packed with fiber and phytonutrients, these tasty popsicles will please everyone! This mixture makes 6 medium size popsicles, but of course it really depends on the size of your molds.

The next recipe is for my Berry Avocado Popsicle. I got the inspo for these popsicles from my Uber Creamy Raspberry Avocado Smoothie. 

I didn't mention this in my video, but I highly recommend you add whole berries into the Berry Avocado Popsicle after you've poured the mixture into the molds. It looks super pretty!

Ingredients
  • 1/2 of a ripe avocado
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen berries
  • 1 can (400mL) full fat canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 tbsp real maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and give a whirl until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 4-6 hours.
  3. You may need to run a little hot water over the mold to get the popsicle out.

Notes

Packed with fiber and phytonutrients, these tasty popsicles will please everyone! This mixture makes 6 medium size popsicles, but of course it really depends on the size of your molds.

I'm sure you're wondering if I've got a healthy "fudgsicle" recipe up my sleeve? Yup! Already done. I posted this recipe in 2015 for Chocolate Chip Fudgsicles

I hope you try these out and let me know if you have any questions in the comment section below! Also, if there is a recipe you'd like me to create, post below.

You know what I'll be doing this whole weekend? Eating popsicles to beat the heat!

 

Have a joyous weekend!

Joy

21 Comments
Gemma   •   July 8, 2017

Hi! Great recipes for the kids... such a good idea :) I was wondering what brand of molds you use?

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Joy McCarthy   •   July 9, 2017

I got my molds from homesense or winners. I have a couple of different ones so I have a variety of sizes.


Alicia   •   July 8, 2017

Joy, I'm not sure if I missed it (child hanging from my leg), but where did you buy those popsicle molds from? And thank you for the yummy recipes! I'm lactose intolerant and these will be great!

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Joy McCarthy   •   July 9, 2017

Haha no worries, I got them from Homesense or Winners.


France Gingras   •   July 8, 2017

It looks delicious... will try them out tomorrow:) thank you and I always look forward to hearing from you 😊

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Rachel Molenda   •   July 10, 2017

Hey France! Awesome - let us know what you think when you try them :) Rachel - Joyous Health Team


Janice   •   July 9, 2017

Hi Joy! Wondering what popsicle molds you use to make them? These are great recipes and can't wait to try them.

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Joy McCarthy   •   July 9, 2017

Hi Janice! Homesense or Winners is the best place :)


Ashley Diana   •   July 9, 2017

What an AMAZING idea! There are endless options with the flavours which is great! Going to 100% try this on a hot day in the desert! x

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Rachel Molenda   •   July 10, 2017

Hey Ashley! Totally - you can really do any fun smoothie flavour you love. Let us know what you come up with if you try any others! Rachel - Joyous Health Team


paragona.com   •   July 10, 2017

Smoothie Icereams... does it get any better?!;)

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Rachel Molenda   •   July 10, 2017

Our thoughts exactly! ;) Rachel - Joyous Health Team


chicoine johanne   •   July 10, 2017

Par quoi peut-on remplacer le lait de coco et l'avocat dans cette recette. Merci.

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Rachel Molenda   •   July 10, 2017

Hey Chicoine, I think you're asking what can you substitute for the coconut milk and avocado, yes? If it's an allergy, you could try almond milk for coconut and frozen banana for avocado, however please note that we have not tried it so we wouldn't be able to guarantee results. Hope that helps! Rachel - Joyous Health Team


Bethany   •   July 12, 2017

So so so good! I especially love the berry avocado! Hard to wait for them to freeze =)

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Rachel Molenda   •   July 13, 2017

We know the feeling for sure, Bethany ;) But we promise, they are so worth the wait! Rachel - Joyous Health Team


lorretta   •   July 13, 2017

Can you supplement the coconut milk, and what with, it is so.......... fattening?

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Rachel Molenda   •   July 14, 2017

Hey Lorretta, You could try almond milk but we wouldn't be able to guarantee results as we haven't tried it. We personally love the coconut milk popsicles because they hold together better and make a creamier popsicle. Not to mention, coconut milk is a healthy fat and there are loads of health benefits to reap from it! You can learn more about that over here :) https://www.joyoushealth.com/25062-blog-the-benefits-of-fat-and-healthy-sources Rachel - Joyous Health Team


Alan A.   •   July 20, 2017

Are your popsicles ok for diabetics?? My wife Debbie buys me sugar-free ones from Krogers.

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Elena   •   July 22, 2017

These are soooo yummy! I make them all the time. I can eat them all myself. Seriously, one is not enough. Thanks Joy for your joyously delicious recipes that I absolutely love! :D

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Rachel Molenda   •   July 24, 2017

Yay! So glad you are enjoying them Elena :) Thanks for sharing your kind words! Rachel - Joyous Health Team


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