If you believe that green smoothies are all the rage for a nutritious reason, try this green-power superfood popsicles! They're made with strawberries for taste and spinach for nutrition. What a great idea to put some veggies into a frozen blended popsicle treat! Aren't they beautiful? The perfect nutritious boost for kids during the summer.
Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker's Kitchens
See also: What are green smoothies?
- 1 6-ounce container yogurt (99% fat-free vanilla)
- 1 cup strawberries (sliced)
- 1 6-ounce container yogurt (99% fat-free Key Lime Pie or vanilla)
- 1 cup fresh spinach leaves (packed)
- 1/4 cup apple juice
In blender, place Key lime pie yogurt, spinach and apple juice. Cover and blend until smooth.
Spoon 2 tablespoons mixture into each of 5 (5-oz) paper cups. Cover cups with foil; insert craft stick into center of each pop. (Or fill ice pop molds according to manufacturer’s directions.) Put remaining mixture in bowl; cover and refrigerate. Freeze pops about 2 hours or until frozen.
When first layer is frozen, remove foil from pops.
Pour about 1 1/2 tablespoons spinach mixture in each cup over frozen layer. Put remaining mixture in bowl; cover and refrigerate.
Return foil to pops to support sticks. Freeze about 2 hours or until frozen.
Repeat with remaining strawberry and spinach layers, freezing at least 2 hours between layers.
Nutritional information, per serving:
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 17g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Percent Daily Value: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 35%; Calcium 20%; Iron 2%; *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||2 g|
|Saturated Fat||1 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||1 g|
|Dietary Fiber||1 g|