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.
Spinach Berry Popsicles with Vanilla Pepita Cluster Cereal
- 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.
by Erin Alderson
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Step by Step
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: