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 :-).

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:

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.

Refreshing summer recipes

Summers were made for smoothies, and I’ve got the recipes to prove it:

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. Protein Smoothie Boost 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.

Add Smoothie Boost to your next green smoothie popsicle for a snack that will refuel you like no other.

 

5 from 2 votes

Green Smoothie Popsicle

Thanks to the nutrients found in pineapple and coconut, this pina colada popsicle recipe can hardly be categorized as a treat! Coconut is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. And pineapple is chock full of Vitamin C.
Prep: 5 mins
Freezer Time: 3 hrs
Total: 3 hrs 5 mins
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired, Plant-Based
Serves: 6 popsicles

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 1 ½ cups spinach
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 2 ½ cups pineapple
  • 2 tbsp coconut flakes

Instructions 

  • Blend all ingredients until smooth.
  • Pour into a popsicle mold.
  • Freeze until firm, at least 3 hours or overnight.

Notes

  • Dip the popsicle molds in warm water for easier removal when ready to eat.

Nutrition

Calories: 54kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 14mg, Potassium: 126mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 743IU, Vitamin C: 35mg, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 1mg
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About the Author

Jen Hansard

I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.

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  1. 5 stars
    My kids love it because it’s a popsicle. I love it because it’s good for them. Win/ win for everyone!

  2. 5 stars
    I made these for a Cinco de Mayo pool party and they were a hit! I even added a little splash of booze— hahah!

  3. When you call for Coconut milk is it canned, or liquid, like Silk…Almond Breeze?

    1. Hi Nancy,

      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!

  4. Where did you get your Popsicle forms? 🙂 I’ve got to make some of these!

    1. Hi Sandra,

      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.

  5. 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!

    Thanks!!

    1. Hi Cathy,

      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!

      Cheers!

  6. 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

    1. Hi Toni,

      Ohhh…this is the perfect summer recipe! Especially, for enjoying poolside during the summer heat!

      🙂

    1. Hi Alex,

      It’s pretty amazing if you ask us! Thanks for blendin’ with us!

      Cheers!

    1. Hi HonestTexan,

      Thanks for reaching out! It depends on your mold, but each recipe makes two servings, that will fill approximately 2-4 popsicles!

  7. 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.

    1. Hi Jackie,

      We love hearing that! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. We hope you had a wonderful weekend!

      Cheers 🙂

  8. 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!