Every summer I set a goal to make a lot of ice cream. We love ice cream and it’s a really fun treat during the hot summer months. However, time and planning is never on my side. Instead, we become all about the popsicles. These berry popsicles are a staple for us because they are healthy but manage to curb my major sweet tooth. All it takes is blending a few ingredients together and sitting patiently for the few hours it takes to freeze. There’s a lot of different popsicle molds on the market right now but if you’re really in to making your own, I highly suggest purchasing this set. Print
- 1 cup packed spinach
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries ((raspberries, blackberries, blueberries))
- 1/2 banana
- 3/4 cup almond yogurt ((or plain whole milk yogurt))
- 1/3 cup almond milk ((or whole milk))
- 1/2 cup Kashi GOLEAN® Vanilla Pepita Cluster Cereal
- In a blender, combine the spinach with berries, banana, yogurt, and almond milk. Puree mixture until smooth.
- In a 6-popsicle mold, sprinkle roughly 1 tablespoon of cereal into each mold. Pour the berry mixture into the molds, stopping with about 1/4″ to 1/2″ from the top. Sprinkle another tablespoon or so of cereal over the berry mixture. Set popsicle sticks in and freeze for 4 or more hours, until the popsicles are set.
- If needed, run the molds under lukewarm water for 15 or seconds to loosen the popsicle. Serve within a day or two so that the cereal is still crisp.
I typically make these berry popsicles with granola but I was excited to try it with Kashi’s new cereal since we always keep a box of cereal stashed for late night snacks (a guilty pleasure)! I also love that since the cereal is vegan- it makes it easy to keep these popsicles vegan. The recipe is pretty loose- plenty of ways to change it up based on what you have in your house/what you like.
Fruit: During the summer I like to toss in peaches to the fruit mixture. Other berries, like strawberries, work as well.
Greens: Whatever your favorite greens are to toss in smoothies, you can use them here. I’ve never been a huge fan of kale in my smoothies, but it would work. Also, not greens but another healthy addition- beets work well.
Milk/Yogurt: I opted to work with almond milk/yogurt to keep these popsicles vegan. However, I’ve recently become a bit fan of whole milk goat products- it greats a lovely, creamy texture.
As mentioned above, we like to keep cereal on hand for our late night snack. Ideally we like to keep something a little healthier and this cereal is filled with good stuff: peas, popped sorghum, pepitas, and legumes (all while keeping the overall ingredients minimal). If you want to pick up a box for these popsicles, a few other ways you can use this cereal:
Granola Berry Ice Cream
No-Cook Granola Bars
As a topping for Yogurt and Fruit
Disclosure: This recipe was created in partnership with Kashi. All thoughts and opinions are my own. It’s content like this that helps me keep this site running to provide the vegetarian recipes you see every week. |