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 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


  • 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


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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