One thing I’ve found lately is the way to my kids’ hearts – popsicles. There’s nothing they love more than a colorful, ice cold treat at absolutely any time of the day. We have the world’s most amazing paletas shop nearby – too close, really, because popsicles now feel like a treat we deserve after surviving a hot, summer day.
But my little trick is to blend up a fruit and coconut milk smoothie and pour it into a popsicle mold. Enter these gorgeous coconut milk popsicles, aka the easiest thing in the world. I can hide all sorts of good stuff in these (spinach even), and the kiddos will devour it – as long as you call it a popsicle!
These coconut milk popsicles are perfect for moms like me, who like to throw whatever is on hand in the blender, because who can find a recipe when you need it? Full fat coconut milk adds good fats and a creamy texture you can combine with just about any fruit for sweetness. The popsicles are vegan, which is lactose-sensitive tummies will appreciate. There’s also chia seeds involved, which are loaded with antioxidants, fiber, and quality protein. And with no sugar added, the pops are really a healthy choice for your little ones. So healthy, in fact, we may start having popsicles for breakfast. (Am I the only one with kids who won’t eat?!) Popsicles all day! I’ll be the most popular mom ever.
For this particular batch, I used strawberries and banana for half of the popsicle molds, and I mixed kiwi with banana and spinach for the other. I’ve also done chocolate and kale and it’s been a hit, because everything chocolate always is. Scroll down for the recipe and start filling up your freezer with these tasty treats!
Coconut Milk Smoothie Popsicles
Put these easy popsicles on your list of summer survival recipes!
- 1 can full fat coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 banana
- 1 cup fresh fruit use whatever you have on hand
- Handful of spinach or kale optional
Combine ingredients in blender and mix until combined.
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.
Photography: Ana Stanciu7