Superfood Smoothie Pops: A Win for Kids & Adults
Popsicles for breakfast? It’s every kid’s dream, and it sounds like a terrible idea. All the sugars, empty calories, high fructose corn syrup and unnatural dyes…most of us parents are automatically going to say no.
Popscicles for any time of day – not just dessert!
But what if you could be the coolest mom (or dad) ever, and say YES to breakfast popsicles?
YOU CAN. When your popsicles for breakfast are healthy, natural, organic smoothie pops. The first time I offered my kids popsicles for breakfast, they looked at me like I was crazy, but I scored major coolness points and snuck some extra healthy foods into their diet.
The difference? Making your OWN popsicles using healthy, organic superfood smoothie mix. They taste amazing, and have absolutely nothing any parent would feel bad about giving thier child for breakfast. I used Blendtopia’s Glow and Immunity superfood smoothie blends to create the pops above, and my kids wolfed them down! My son even said he was *gasp* ok with the spinach in them because “they were so delicious.” Score!
And did I mention cool parent points? My kids are getting older and those cool points are few and far between these days, I’ll take what I can get!
Use real fruit + superfood to make power pops
Your superfood smoothie pops are already amazing for you – but why not add on even more fruit to take it to the next level? Try adding whole fruit chunks to your pops before freezing! Frozen berries (or like the glow pops above, fresh pineapple) make an amazing mid-pop surprise of flavor and texture.
Try creating a toppings ‘bar’ for custom pops everyone will love
We all love topping off our smoothie bowls with delicious tidbits and healthy add-ons. But just because it’s in pop form, doesn’t mean you can’t top your smoothie! Just dip your pop in some plain greek yogurt (or a vegan option) then sprinkle toppings onto your pop, and enjoy! Try adding these favorites to your smoothie pops for a boost in nutrition + flavor.
- hemp hearts
- coconut flakes
- chocolate chips
- nut butters
- chia seeds
- fruits & berries
- Greek yogurt
- whipped topping
Add in your favorite smoothie bowl toppings before freezing
Anything you love on or in your smoothie bowls you can add to your smoothie pops! Try adding your favorite toppings directly to your smoothie and mixing them in before freezing. You’ll get all the same texture and flavor in a more on-the-go pop than one dipped in yogurt, with all the nutritional boost. It’s seriously a meal you can take with you anywhere!
Smoothie pops aren’t just for the kids
No, you probably shouldn’t let your cat eat your smoothie pops (though my cat tried really hard!) But your smoothie pops are more than just a great treat for kids and a way to earn cool parent points, they’re an amazing on-the-go meal substitute for adults, too!
Headed out the door on a busy workday morning? Grab a smoothie pop to enjoy on your commute. Have a hankering for a sweet treat after dinner, but you’re trying to avoid sugar-heavy treats? Your smoothie pops have got your back! And they’re the best, most refreshing thing to enjoy on a hot summer afternoon.
Also read: Healthy Smoothies for Kids
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