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Superfood Very Berry Popsicles

Superfood Very Berry Popsicles – These beautiful mixed berry popsicles are secretly loaded with superfoods! Naturally sweetened, kid-approved and perfect for a healthy treat or snack!

Superfood Mixed Berry Popsicles - These smoothie popsicles are on repeat all year round. My kids LOVE them!
This post is part of a three-recipe heart healthy dessert week I developed in partnership with Sprouts Farmers Market. All opinions are my own. Don’t miss the other two recipes–No Bake Chocolate Berry Tart and Chocolate Trail Mix Clusters and watch me make them live with Sprouts here

We LOVE riding the popsicle train all year round. Smoothie popsicles are our lifeblood since we live in such a hot climate, and there are so many delicious ways to enjoy them. I love that I can make them from basically any smoothie and my kids feel like they’re enjoying a dessert while I enjoy knowing that they’re getting a boost of healthy ingredients!

These Very Berry Popsicles could fool anyone–they certainly don’t LOOK like a green smoothie. But that’s the beauty. So much goodness and so much delicious, sweet flavor.

Very Berry Popsicles - These smoothie popsicles are one of our favorites. Secretly healthy and they taste amazing! (gluten free, vegan)
Generally speaking, I’m not big on hiding healthy ingredients in my kids’ foods. I like them to know what’s in it, so they can learn that they DO actually like veggies. This often works best when I have them help me, and for some reason, even if they pick at a salad at dinner time, they’re both totally okay grabbing a handful of spinach and putting it into a smoothie.

Frozen Berries ready to be turned into a smoothie popsicle! You'd never guess there is spinach in these mixed berry popsicles. They're loaded with superfoods and taste like dessert!

Healthy Ingredient Breakdown:

1. Spinach. Dark, leafy greens are a great way to get a big dose of nutrients (including plenty of vitamins, iron, folate, and even calcium) and spinach is one of my faves. It blends well (no gritty texture), and the flavor is mild, which makes it great for adding to just about anything. I pick up one or two (or three) bags of greens just about every time I’m at Sprouts. The prices and quality are amazing, and we fit them in all throughout the week–for salads, sandwiches, wraps, stir fries, pasta, smoothies, and even popsicles like these.

2. Berries. It doesn’t get much more nutrient dense than berries. They’re loaded with antioxidants, vitamin c, fiber, etc. Plus, they’re so sweet, tangy, and delicious. Here, they add a cheery berry color to an otherwise green smoothie, and no one will be the wiser. When fresh berries are in season and inexpensive, you can absolutely use fresh. For the colder months or times when you don’t have fresh on hand, frozen work great. Sprouts carries a selection of frozen berries and organic frozen berries. We pretty much always have them in our kitchen, and I always stack up when they’re on sale.

3. Chia Seeds. Known for their concentration of Omega-3 fatty acids, chia seeds are tiny little power boosts we add to everything from our morning oatmeal, to smoothies and popsicles. Some people don’t love the “gelling” texture they can develop on their own (as in chia seed pudding), but blended up in a berry smoothie, they mix right in completely.

4. Orange Juice. I’m including orange juice here because it’s taking the place of any added sugar by acting as our sweetener. Nature does it best, and I love that this tiny bit of sweetness also comes with a hefty dose of vitamin C and more.

Craving a treat? Try these Superfood Mixed Berry Popsicles. Loaded with color, flavor, and secret superfood boosts! Smoothie popsicles are a mom's best friend. My kids LOVE these (and I love what's in them!)

Notes on the Recipe:

The ingredients are fairly flexible here. If you prefer to buy a pre-mixed bag of berries (usually some combination of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries), go for it! You can also try putting in 2 cups of strawberries and 1 cup of blueberries or raspberries for a stronger pink color.

Greens, greens, greens. I’ve used spinach because of how much I love it (see above), but you can certainly sub in whatever you have on hand–kale, chard, etc. You can also up the greens all the way up to 2 cups if you prefer (my kids’ sweet spot caps at 1-1.5 cups).

What about a popsicle mold? Like I said, we eat popsicles all year round, so we own several different molds. This one is our absolute favorite. I love that the lid has slits for the popsicle sticks so they don’t slip or slide around in the freezer. It also has the capacity for up to 10 popsicles, so I can make a big or small batch with no problem.

What if I don’t have one or don’t want to buy one? No problem. You can use paper cups and popsicle sticks instead. Simply fill your cups about 2/3 full and place them on a flat surface in the freezer for 30-40 minutes or until they start to harden but are still soft. Insert the popsicle sticks and allow them to continue freezing until completely solid, about 3 hours total.

Don’t have a high-speed blender? Don’t worry. Before I got mine, I learned that if I puree the greens together with the liquid first, they would blend much more smoothly. Blend the greens + liquid, then add the other ingredients and puree till smooth.

 

Superfood Mixed Berry Popsicles - These tasty homemade popsicles have no added sugar and a few secret superfood boosts. My kids LOVE them! (vegan + gluten free)

Superfood Mixed Berry Popsicles - These smoothie popsicles are on repeat all year round. My kids LOVE them!

Thanks to Sprouts for working with me on this fun dessert series! Watch me make all three recipes live here

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Helpful for this recipe: Popsicle Mold // Popsicle Sticks // Paper Cups // Blender

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Very Berry Popsicles


  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Yield: about 10 popsicles. 1x

Description

You can absolutely use fresh berries in place of frozen here. No need to modify the recipe at all, just proceed as directed!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries, such as Sprouts brand
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries, such as Sprouts brand
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries, such as Sprouts brand
  • 1 cup (or more) baby spinach, such as Sprouts brand
  • 12 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • water, as needed. (I usually use between 3/4-1 cup)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in the blender and puree until completely smooth. Pour into popsicle molds, insert sticks, and freeze until completely solid, about 3-4 hours.
  2. **If you don’t have a popsicle mold: Fill paper cups 2/3 full and freeze 30-45 minutes, or until starting to harden but still soft. Insert sticks (this way they won’t slip around in the liquid) and continue to freeze until completely solid, about 3 hours.
  3. **If you don’t have a high-speed blender: Puree the spinach and chia seeds together with the liquid first to help break down the spinach. Add the remaining ingredients and puree until completely smooth.

Superfood Very Berry Popsicles - These beautiful mixed berry popsicles are secretly loaded with superfoods! Naturally sweetened, kid-approved and perfect for a healthy treat or snack!

6 Comments

  1. Just recently discovered Sprouts.LOVE THEM!!Not kidding when I say I was there for close to 3 hours!You are so right on the frozen fruit selection.Bought every variation!These popsicles will be awesome here in Arizona!Thanks a ton!?

    1. It is my FAVORITE place to get groceries! It’s like a treasure hunt every time I’m there–always something new and delicious to discover!

  2. I have never had chia seeds, though through online research have found that they either taste like poppyseeds or have no taste, and have texture similar to tapioca pearls (yum)! I will definitely give this popsicle a try! Thank you, yet again 😁

  3. I used a different juice since I’m allergic to oranges. There was more mixture than would fit in the molds I have so I added a banana and some yogurt to the extra and we had smoothies!

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