Create healthy homemade popsicles pop with super fun popsicle sleeves. I think they’re perfect for busy days, birthday parties, post gym, work & school lunches, or team sports snacks. Our family uses them all the time and it’s helped us stay healthy on busy days.

Healthy homemade popsicle guide with recipes

Last week on Instagram I shared the homemade popsicles we made as a fundraiser for my daughter’s gymnastics program. I’ve never been a fan of the chocolate bar fundraisers, so I decided to create my own healthy fundraiser and see what happens.

Well, it was super simple to do and a lot of people from the SGS community were asking how to do it, so I put together a step-by-step tutorial here.

Table of Contents
  1. How to make Homemade Popsicles
  2. Ultimate Homemade Popsicles Recipe
  3. Have you made homemade popsicles?

How to make Homemade Popsicles

These rawkstar pops are made with healthy smoothie recipe. The only extra goods you’ll need are a silicone funnel (or any funnel, really) and resealable bags in the shape of long skinny popsicles.

I created my own line of BPA-free popsicle sleeves for my kids and sell them here. I highly recommend them, but there are other versions out there on Amazon too. They remind me of OtterPops from when I was a kid (and that makes me happy).

Homemade popsicles store nicely in the freezer.

Pick a smoothie recipe

Choose your favorite smoothie recipe, and blend it like normal. I often use Best Green Smoothie since it’s a community favorite and my personal go-to recipe. When I do green smoothies samples in schools, kids always love this recipe too. So it’s a classic tried and true winner. Since these pops are going to aspiring gymnasts, I want to make sure I give them a winner.

Yet to get all the fun colors above, I have included those recipes below.

Pouring smoothies into popsicle sleeves

Fill the Homemade Popsicle Sleeve

I used a small funnel to help pour into the popsicle mold bags. You prob could pour directly from the blender, just focus on pouring slowly. If you pour too fast, there’s a good chance that the bag will overflow and you’ll have a mess on your hands (literally). Most of our recipes fill around 10 popsicle mold bags IF there are no casualties.

Freeze popsicles until solid

After the bags are filled, stick them in the freezer for an hour or two (or until frozen) and enjoy! Pack them in your kids lunches, eat them as a snack, take them on road trips… it’s up to you. These rawkstar pops will take you back to your childhood!

Homemade popsicles you can take on the go
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Healthy Homemade Popsicles

Making homemade popsicles can be easy, healthy and convenient. These recipes all use plant-based natural ingredients to nourish your body. Pick which colors you'd like to make from the recipe below. 
Prep: 10 minutes
Freezer Time: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 10 minutes
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Smoothie, Snack
Cuisine: Plant-Based, Vegan
Serves: 10

Equipment

Ingredients  

Yellow Popsicles

  • 1 orange peeled
  • 2 cups mango peeled, core removed
  • ½ cup pineapple sliced into chunks
  • ½ cup water

Red Popsicles

  • 1 cup cherries pitted
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 banana peeled
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice

Blue Popsicles

Green Popsicles

  • 1 cup spinach fresh
  • ½ cup pineapple sliced into chunks
  • ½ cup mango peeled, core removed
  • 1 banana peeled
  • 1 cup water

Instructions 

  • Pick the color you want to make first. Then blend all ingredients listed under that color together until smooth.
  • Fill popsicle sleeves using a small funnel.
  • Freeze the molds flat for at least 4 hours. Enjoy!

Notes

  • The nutrition facts are for the Green Popsicles
    • Yellow Popsicles: 30 calories, 8 carbs, .4g protein, .2g fat, 7g sugar
    • Red Popsicles: 37 cals, 9 carbs, .4g protein, .2g fat, 7g sugar
    • Blue Popsicles: 39 cals, 9 carbs, 1g protein, .5g fat, 6g sugar
  • If making more than 1 color, rinse the blender well between blends to ensure the colors don’t mix. 
  • You can use frozen ingredients for these yet no need! You’ll freeze them inside the molds anyway. 
  • For the Red Popsicles: swap the pomegranate juice for red grape juice or cranberry juice. Look for 100% juice with no additives.
  • For the Green Popsicles: swap the spinach with the leafy greens of your choice.
  • For the Blue Popsicles: swap peaches for the stone fruit of your choice or for mango.

Nutrition

Calories: 20kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 0.3g, Fat: 0.1g, Saturated Fat: 0.02g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g, Sodium: 4mg, Potassium: 82mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 383IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 6mg, Iron: 0.1mg
Tried this recipe? Show me!Mention @SimpleGreenSmoothies or tag #SimpleGreenSmoothies!

Have you made homemade popsicles?

What ingredients do you use to make a healthy snack for your family? Here are a few more of my fav popsicle recipes:

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. Cori-Lynn not at this time, but check back. You never know what kind of rawesome things we’ll have in our store.

    1. They can last a month or more but mine never make it that long! 🙂

  1. I’m curious how you did this as a fundraiser. Was it like a bake sale type set-up?

    1. Hi Sarah,

      It was actually at a basketball game? Have you ever seen students selling chocolate bars at games? In place of chocolate, we went around with a cooler and our green smoothie pops! They sold great + were a huge hit! 🙂

  2. Esse smoothie quando congelado alimenta e refresca nesse verão escaldante, nunca pensei nessa ideia mas vendo essa receita me inspirei para fazer de vários outros sabores, acredito que até as minhas crianças que não tomam smoothie de jeito nenhum vão começar a comer. Adorei!

    1. Hi Vitoria,

      YAY! So excited that these pops can inspire even little ones to give green smoothies a go!

  3. I have tried this before but the smoothie filling turns an unappetizing brown quickly. How did you get yours so vibrant? Thanks!

    1. Hi Alicia,

      Oh no! To help preserve all their nutrients, as well as, that bright green color try adding a small amount of lemon juice to your smoothie!

  4. This is fantastic. I’ve just recently had a change of life and I’ve noticed that good nutrition is a part of a happy healthy life style. This makes me smile. I hope this reaches school across the world.

    1. Hi Anne,

      Oh no! There are plenty of other options on Amazon, Jen liked these specifically for the way the sealed + the included funnel. But don’t let this one variety stop you from picking up another kind!

    1. Hi Adriano,

      Thanks for learning more about these yummy popsicles!

    1. Hi Beth,

      We’re pretty excited about this idea too!

  5. I think this just might be my favourite way of having smoothies and I haven’t even tried it yet! Thank you 🙂

  6. I had no idea these baggies even existed! Got my order in and can’t wait to prepare them. There are many times I don’t want a full smoothie so these grab and go will be just the thing to have instead. Thank you for this fantastic idea and all the great smoothie recipes!

    1. Hi Betty,

      You’re definitely right! These are a great way to save + enjoy any leftover smoothies!

  7. What a fun idea! I will save this and try to get around to creating these – I like this idea! Thank you for sharing

    1. YAY! We loved making these, and hope you will too! Reach back out + let me know how you enjoyed them!