Eat your greens!

When the toddler was smaller, she would eat anything you put in front of her.  Now she’s become very, very picky about vegetables and I worry she’s going to end up with scurvy or something else really terrible.

This recipe from Weelicious.com hit my in-box last week.  Weelicious is a great recipe site, though I have to admit that the woman who writes it seems a bit too perfect.   Anyhoo, this popsicle recipe is a great way to get the toddler to eat her veggies.  I made them with collard greens, which I got from Meg and James’ garden.  As soon as this batch of popsicles are gone, I’m going to make more.

What – you don’t like your greens either adult reader?  Don’t worry, these are sweet and delicious.

 

Green Ice Pops  (makes 8 ice pops, depending on the size of your mold)

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours, 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed kale leaves*
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pineapple
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 cup coconut water

Preparation

1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree. The kale will remain in tiny pieces — that is okay.
2. Pour the mixture into ice pop molds and freeze for at least 6 hours and up to 4 months.
3. Unmold and serve.
Note: This also makes a great smoothie if you have any puree leftover. Just pour in a glass and drink up!
* Collard green, spinach or other leafy greens work as well

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One comment

  1. So glad you had use for the collards! It is entirely possible we’ll have another batch before the summer is over…

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