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.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 6 hours, 5 minutes
- 1 cup packed kale leaves*
- 1 1/2 cups chopped pineapple
- 1 small banana
- 1 cup coconut water
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