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Monday, June 16, 2014

Swiss Chard Popsicles

 
My kids eat popsicles like it's their job.  They get their fair share of ice-cream treats from the store, but I try to make them at home as much as possible.  It really only takes 5 minutes, and what a cool way to sneak their veggies.  You can change out the greens in this recipe to whatever you have on hand, as well as decrease the greens to only 1 or 2 leaves.  Then as your kids get used to them, start the sneaking!  My middle son looked at them strangely when I handed him one, (honestly, you'd think he would be used to my concoctions by now!)  But he took one lick, shrugged his shoulders and said, "Oh!  They're good!"  Score one for Mom. 


Ingredients~
  • 1 Swiss Chard leaf
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 3/4 cup pineapple
  • 2 Red Leaf Lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp honey
*Optional:  Food coloring, since they turn out a slightly brown color due to the greens. (If you're worried about food dyes, try these all natural colors out - )http://www.naturalcandystore.com/ssearch?q=food+coloring

Directions:
1.  Place the strawberries and pineapple in the blender, followed by the remaining ingredients.  Blend until smooth.
2.  Fill popsicle molds and insert popsicle sticks.  This recipe will fill 8 average sized popsicle molds.   
3.  Freeze at least 3 hours.  Run hot water over the outside of the molds for 20-30 seconds to easily remove popsicles. 

 
 

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