Turner is a huge smoothie fan. We share a smoothie every day! When I make them, I ALWAYS throw some spinach and avocado in. He honestly loves it and has no clue. Gotta do it while I can, right?
I wanted to make something a little different since I had some more time over the weekend! I looked to see what sort of frozen or fresh fruit I had on hand and BOOM, traffic light ice pops! I got the idea from one of my favorite kid’s cookbooks, SuperFoods for Babies and Children. I get a TON of ideas from this book, and Turner has loved everything. I can’t say I’ve followed the recipes to a T, but they’ve definitely inspired my menus! The ice pops recipe called for strawberries, honey, peaches, and kiwi. I didn’t have most of those things, so instead I used a mixture of frozen strawberries and raspberries, fresh pineapple, and fresh kiwi. They came out AWESOME! The perfect treat for a hot summer day.
- 1 cup frozen mixed red berries (I used raspberries and strawberries)
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 10 chunks fresh pineapple (about 1 cup)
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2 fresh kiwi, peeled
- 2 Tbsp almond milk
- Blend the berries and almond milk on high until completely pureed. Strain through a mesh sieve. Fill popsicle cups 1/3 of the way up with the berry mixture. Freeze until firm (about 1 hour)
- Repeat this process with the pineapple puree and the kiwi puree. Enjoy!