Actual quote from my husband when I told him that I had some healthy snacks packed for his canoe trip:
“You’re ruining my fun with all your grapes and stuff.”
Sigh. We had a silent stare down after that. I won because I can cock my eyebrow up real good and that’s intimidating.
It’s an uphill battle with him. But I press on with healthy, easy recipes like this one.
You know what’s awful? The ingredients in most popsicles. All that dye, fake sugar, preservatives…I could go on and on.
Give your family something fun AND healthy to eat. No one will guess they are licking probiotics from the kefir. No one will guess that the tiny black specks are really chia seeds and not vanilla beans. These are so easy, there is no excuse. Just blend, pour, and freeze. Done.
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–They have cute popsicle molds everywhere. I got the one on the left at Wal Mart, and the one on the right I ordered off Amazon. Or you can simply use small, disposable cups. Cover them with foil to make the sticks stand straight up when freezing. Almost anything can be used.
–This mixture makes a great smoothie too. I like to add a little crushed ice to mine if I am going that route.
–All ingredients are adjustable to your taste.
–Number of pops depends on the size of the popsicle molds.
- 1 cup Kefir (plain)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1-2 tablespoons raw honey
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups frozen cubed mango
- Place ingredients in blender in order of how written. Blend until smooth, adding a little water if necessary to help unclog it if it becomes clogged. Taste for sweetness and add more honey, if desired. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze until firm.