Last week on Instagram I shared the smoothie 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. I wanted to put this together sooner, but all of the frozen popsicles that we made were lost during Hurricane Irma as our power was out all of last week. Everything in the fridge and freezer had to be tossed, but thankfully I have an amazing husband who cleaned everything out. And food is replaceable— we are SO thankful that's all we lost. Hansard Farm survived Irma!
Now that I've had a chance recover from the storm— I made a fresh batch of smoothie popsicles to try this fundraiser thing again. I wanted to share how I did it so you can make them too.
How to make Green Smoothie Popsicles:
STEP ONE: GET THE GOODS
These rawkstar pops are made with an ordinary green 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 found a product on Amazon that bundles both the funnel and the zip-top popsicle mold bags (BPA-free!) in packs of 125 for $10. Seriously, it's a steal. I highly recommend them, but there are other versions out there in case they sell out. They remind me of OtterPops from when I was a kid (and that makes me happy).
STEP TWO: BLEND A GREEN SMOOTHIE
Choose your favorite green smoothie recipe, and blend it like normal. I decided to go with Beginner's Luck 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.
STEP THREE: FILL THE POPSICLE MOLDS
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). Our signature green smoothie recipes (which make around 32 ounces + serve 2) fill around 10 popsicle mold bags IF there are no casualties.
STEP FOUR: FREEZE AND ENJOY
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! If you'd like to sell these for a fundraiser, you can download this Fundraiser Flyer (PDF). I made it to help answer any questions from people buying the pops… and also to make it more legit and exciting.
Leave a comment:
What fruits do you think would make the best flavors for rawkstar pops?