Aren’t they a pretty green? I think so.
Sophie, as many toddlers (and adults) do, has some texture issues when it comes to vegetables. She also LOVES smoothies and popsicles. We have Smoothie Sundays at our house each week, and no matter what we put in them, she’ll drink them or eat them with a spoon. I freeze any leftover smoothie in popsicle molds, and I’ve found this is a perfect opportunity to help introduce her to new flavors and add in an extra dose or two of fruits & veggies into her day.
These have a delicious pineapple-coconut flavor. Michael and Sophie both tasted (and LOVED) them, so it’s not just me. You really can’t taste the spinach. We froze this in popsicle molds, but it’s just as delicious as a smoothie. I pull these out of the freezer for a great, healthy snack or a guilt-free dessert. I love that Sophie feels like she’s getting a treat, and I know that she’s getting some good, healthy calories and vitamins.
One tip: I don’t have a Vitamix, so to get my smoothies super-smooth, I blend the spinach alone with the liquid for a while until it’s really smooth. Then, I add the other fruits and any remaining liquid needed, and I find that it’s just perfect.Print