If frozen piña coladas are your jam, then this green smoothie popsicle recipe will keep you refreshed all summer long. The best part about these is they’re virgin, so your kids can munch on them too! Yet if you add a little something extra and make them ‘adult only,’ I won’t judge :-).
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How to Turn a Green Smoothie into a Popsicle
While I’ve got some great popsicle recipes, did you know you can turn any green smoothie into a popsicle? If I’ve got some leftover smoothie in my blender, I’ll toss it into a popsicle mold and freeze. I just made a great snack for later, and didn’t waste any ingredients!
You can also make any green smoothie recipe, then freeze it in popsicle molds immediately for a whole batch of smoothie pops. If you’re doing this and you didn’t add any healthy fats to your smoothie then add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil while blending. This why that popsicle isn’t an ice brick when you’re ready to eat it.
Smoothie Popsicles for Kids
Summertime means ad after commercial for bright fruity popsicles. Yet those are often filled with refined sugar, food dyes, and chemicals… just not the summer fun I’m lookin’ for. So here are my go-to recipes for some fun summer smoothie pops:
- Watermelon Popsicles
- Elderberry Popsicles
- Spa Citrus Popsicles
- Ultimate Fruit Popsicles
- Layered Strawberry Popsicles
Making your own green smoothie popsicles is super easy, and you don’t even need fancy molds to make them (though fun popsicle molds make for a good summer splurge!).
Easy homemade popsicle molds
All you need to make your own molds is a set of paper cups and popsicle sticks. Fill each cup 3/4 full of smoothie, then stick a wooden stick in the middle. Place the filled cups on a cookie sheet and put them in the freezer… make sure they stay flat!
Freeze for at least 2 hours before taking out. Then pull them out of the freezer, and tear off the paper cup ‘wrappers.’ Now enjoy that green smoothie popsicle and share… or don’t… with your hungry crew.
More Refreshing Summer Recipes
Summers were made for smoothies, and I’ve got the recipes to prove it:
- Summer peach smoothie
- Watermelon smoothie
- Citrus cilantro smoothie
- Margarita smoothie
- Vegan strawberry milkshake
- Coconut smoothie
Staying hydrated never tasted so good. Check out local produce stands, farms, CSAs, and your neighbor’s kitchen garden for the best ingredients to use this summer in green smoothies and green smoothie popsicles.
Protein Boost for Smoothies
These smoothie recipes make great snacks as is, yet if you’re looking to turn them into a delicious + nutritious meal, then boosting them with protein and healthy fat is a must. My protein powder recipe does this with 100% organic hemp, chia, and flax. Easily add 10 grams of protein as well as 4 grams of healthy fat to turn any smoothie into a filling meal.
Green Smoothie Popsicle
- popsicle molds
- 1 ½ cups spinach
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- 2 ½ cups pineapple
- 2 tbsp coconut flakes
- Blend all ingredients until smooth.
- Pour into a popsicle mold.
- Freeze until firm, at least 3 hours or overnight.
- Dip the popsicle molds in warm water for easier removal when ready to eat.
My kids love it because it’s a popsicle. I love it because it’s good for them. Win/ win for everyone!
Win-win for sure!
I made these for a Cinco de Mayo pool party and they were a hit! I even added a little splash of booze— hahah!
These are REALLY good!
When you call for Coconut milk is it canned, or liquid, like Silk…Almond Breeze?
When we call for coconut milk, you can actually reach for any you prefer. To make these extra creamy, I love reaching for full-fat canned coconut milk. It has less processing + makes these popsicles so creamy!
Where did you get your Popsicle forms? 🙂 I’ve got to make some of these!
We love Boku popsicle molds. Check out their classic molds here…
What is the calorie count for 1 popsicle?
We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data, and the phone apps: My Fitness Pal and Lose It.
Hi there! I’m loving your recipes (bought the book too!). As soon as I saw this recipe, I bought the Amazon molds. So excited!!
I’m curious, why does the pineapple have to be fresh/thawed? Mine is frozen, and don’t feel like taking the extra step if I don’t have to!
We’re so excited to have you blendin’ with us + great question! We suggest using fresh or thawed pineapple, as it creates a thinner smoothie, making it easier to pour into your molds!
You’ve got me hooked on my breakfast smoothies, now with the heat of summer on the way I’ve got to try these, they sounds so good
Ohhh…this is the perfect summer recipe! Especially, for enjoying poolside during the summer heat!
This looks really amazing i will sure try it out. Thank you for this 😀
It’s pretty amazing if you ask us! Thanks for blendin’ with us!
How many pops does this recipe make? Thank you.
Thanks for reaching out! It depends on your mold, but each recipe makes two servings, that will fill approximately 2-4 popsicles!
Yum! They sound and looks so delish!
Thanks Carla and Emma! We hope you try them!
My family and friends got together at a lake house this weekend, and I made these for all of the kiddos (ages ranged from 2-5). They devoured them! My fellow mommy friends were so surprised that they were filled with Spinach and yet tasted so yummy. These will definitely be a regular summer time treat.
We love hearing that! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. We hope you had a wonderful weekend!
I LOVE this idea so much! Spanish and pineapple green smoothies is one of my favorites so to kick it up a notch and make it a popsicle with coconut, oh my! I can’t to enjoy this is summer. Thanks!
Thank for reaching out! If you love this recipe, then give this one a try too! https://simplegreensmoothies.com/watermelon-popsicles
Hope you enjoy!! 🙂