Healthy Popsicles For Breakfast

My kids thought I was crazy when I told them we were having

popsicles for breakfast!

I was crazy and they were cRaZy hApPy!

Healthy Popsicles For Breakfast

 Why not when you make your own and pack them with fruit AND a TOP SECRET ingredient that is so healthy, it must remain secret.  So secret that I am going to show you the process in reverse so that the SECRET INGREDIENT remains secret until the very end!  Many of you may already know the ingredient I am talking about, but shhh, don’t spoil it for everyone else:)

So here is your dEliCiOuS breakfast popsicle.  Healthy Popsicles For Breakfast

This is how you get it to slide right out of the mold.  Warm water.

Healthy Popsicles For Breakfast

Frozen in the popsicle mold (yes, I lost one, but that is what popsicle sticks are for anyway, right?)

Healthy Popsicles For Breakfast

You can also freeze them in cups if you don’t have a mold.

Healthy Popsicles For Breakfast

Pour your concoction into your mold.

Healthy Popsicles For Breakfast

Here it is all blended.

Healthy Popsicles For Breakfast

Blending.  Don’t fall in.

Healthy Popsicles For Breakfast

 Finally, the ingredients.  Spot the secret?

Healthy Popsicles For Breakfast

 A closer look at the powerhouse.

Healthy Popsicles For Breakfast

 SPINACH.

“sErIoUsLy?”  You ask.  “Seriously.”  I say.  Don’t knock it til you try it.  My kids had NO IDEA the first time I made one for them.  The next time I made the mistake of letting them watch me make it.  You should’ve heard the complaints, “I am NOT eating that!” and “EEEEWWWW GROSS!!!”  Also a little, “I HATE spinach! (even though the “H” word is not allowed in our house – they ripped it out for this special occassion).  I told them they ate it last time and LOVED it.  Silence.  Taste.  “I guess it’s alright.”  Nothing left in their glasses.  End of story.

Who would’ve guessed?  Except all you that have tried this and can vouch for it.

HINT:  your first time, make it with blueberries.  They totally hide the green color as you can see – it just makes a deep purple.  Don’t worry, I won’t tell your kids.  It will be our little secret!

Healthy Popsicles For Breakfast

I usually make a smoothie for breakfast one day.

Healthy Popsicles For Breakfast

 And then make popsicles with the leftovers and either have them for a snack later, or for breakfast the next morning.

Good Stuff.

I don’t have a specific recipe for you because I never make the same smoothie twice.  You can get an idea about how much to use of each ingredient by looking at the picture with all the ingredients layered in the blender.   Also, if you google GREEN SMOOTHIE – you will get a ton of recipes and ideas.

Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • blueberries (unlike other berries, blueberries grind up nice and smooth)
  • frozen peaches (I usually use frozen bananas - you probably know this trick also, but when bananas start to go bad, just put them in the freezer. When you need a banana (for a smoothie, muffins or bread) just run them under hot water for a bit until the skin loosens and then peel it right off.)
  • coconut milk
  • plain yogurt
  • vanilla and almond extract
  • spinach (of course)
  • a little agave nectar or honey

Instructions

  1. Blend and enjoy!
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Blend and ENJOY!

The perfect HEALTHY treat to

BEAT the SUMMER HEAT!

Healthy Popsicles For Breakfast

 

58 Comments
COMMENTS
  1. June 22nd, 2010 at 6:18 am
    Andrea Leland says:
    my kids would love blue popscicles! Perfect way to get in fruits and veggies. Thanks for the idea.
    .-= Andrea Leland´s last blog ..Auntie Ann's Pretzels =-.
  2. June 22nd, 2010 at 6:43 am
    Alison says:
    That's a great...sneaking spinach in a smoothie. I'm going to join the secret spinach club and put some in mine:) Nice post Missy!!!
  3. June 22nd, 2010 at 7:02 am
    shelly (cookies and cups) says:
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I have so many purees in my freezer right now from when I jumped on the Deceptively Delicious bandwagon! I would have never thought to add them to ice pops! Awesome idea!
    .-= shelly (cookies and cups)´s last blog ..Summer Giveaway! =-.
  4. June 22nd, 2010 at 7:48 am
    Erin says:
    I have recently found this website and so thankful that I did! I am definitely going to try this! LOVE IT!

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  5. June 22nd, 2010 at 7:56 am
    Philip @ RAOP says:
    Ah, the hide food in smoothies trick. :-) We have been doing this for a while. The kids never know it and love the "treats." Just like you, we never have the same thing twice, it is done with whatever we have around. They are always tasty though and the kids love them!
    .-= Philip @ RAOP´s last blog ..DAD: What Fatherhood Means =-.
  6. June 22nd, 2010 at 8:29 am
    Marcie says:
    We always blend celery and carrots into our smoothies -- pretty sure you need a VitaMix or Blendtec to be able to purify those well (we love our VitaMix), but it's great. The kids think that veggies belong in smoothies now and it gives it a fresh taste :)
    .-= Marcie´s last blog ..engaged! =-.
  7. June 22nd, 2010 at 8:50 am
    Nesleirbag says:
    I make smoothies a couple times a week for breakfast and add plain, non-fat yogurt and flax seeds to my Blend-tec, which grinds up everything, including berry seeds. Soo healthy and yummy! Love the idea of the spinach and I love your pics!
  8. June 22nd, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    Autumn@TheFickleHobbyist says:
    Oh we LOVE green smoothies around here! My kids actually like them when they ARE green. lol I think they like the "gross out" factor.
    .-= Autumn@TheFickleHobbyist´s last blog ..BD Knockoff- Pet Food Canister =-.
  9. June 22nd, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    Nichole says:
    cannot wait! I have actually been searching for creative and sneaky ways to smuggle veggies and good food into my 2 girls tummies..my almost 2 year old lives on macncheese and my almost 6 year old needs more veggie in her diet too!!! You get away with feeding them veggies while they think you are a supercool mom giving them popsicles for bfast, AWESOME and these are on my list to try ASAP!!! Thanks, just love love love this site!!!
    .-= Nichole´s last blog ..Happy Fathers Day! =-.
  10. June 22nd, 2010 at 12:30 pm
    Kathy Wright says:
    OMG!!! I am overly excited to try this one!!! I have a VERY picky eater and can't get ANYTHING down him that is green {time for Mr. Trick-mister to come out and play}. So tired of the "mac and cheese" sandwiches {no...it is just a grilled cheese, but that is his pet name for it ~ LOL}! Fun is to watch him order it at a restaurant ~ hahaha. Thank you for being the guinea pig : ) Now off to the farmers market for me!!!
    BTW - This is by far my FAVORITE site!!! Thank you for showing us such fun and easy things to make our house a home!
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  11. June 22nd, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    Megan says:
    We do the spinach in the smoothies as well! Blueberries are almost a must with the spinach, they hide the green.I also add some flax seed.
  12. June 22nd, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    Emily @ Help Emily Lose Weight says:
    you can also peel your bananas before you freeze them. just put them in a zip top freezer bag. don't worry....they won't turn brown.
    .-= Emily @ Help Emily Lose Weight´s last blog ..Update =-.
  13. June 22nd, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    Salsa Mama says:
    LOVE this trick!! Our almost daily dessert is a smoothie of frozen banana, milk (we use raw milk, but you can use rice, almond, coconut, or whatever), cocoa powder (we like dark chocolate best), a little honey, lots of spinach, and a dash of soy sauce (totally brings out the chocolate flavor!). Blend away, and YUM!
  14. June 22nd, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    Amanda says:
    here is a fun tip for the frozen bananas that my friend taught me! Take the peeling off of the banana before you freeze it. Pop it in a freezer bag and you never have to deal with the ugly slimy thing again! :) Love your idea for this smoothy! I am so type A that i am longing for your exact recipe, but I do like messing around with things so I will try, try, try to get mine to look as awesome as yours! :) Thanks for the post! A
  15. June 22nd, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    Christa says:
    i can't wait to try this!! my girls would die if i let them have a popsicle for breakfast! i'm totally trying this...soon!
  16. June 22nd, 2010 at 5:52 pm
    Tracy @ Hall of Fame Moms says:
    Awesome! I make similar smoothies for myself, my kids aren't interested in them. BUT, to make a fun popsickle, maybe they will try it. I just need to find better popsickle molds.
    .-= Tracy @ Hall of Fame Moms´s last blog ..Feature #3: Kathy has “become!” =-.
  17. June 22nd, 2010 at 5:56 pm
    Abby says:
    OMG that is so awesome!!
    .-= Abby´s last blog ..What's in ya lunch-box Wednesday =-.
  18. June 22nd, 2010 at 7:04 pm
    Tracey says:
    SHUT IT! I cant believe it! I am going to try that! Hubby bought a huge bag of spinach at BJs that we will never get through!!!! Never knew the trick with frozen bananas! great site!
    .-= Tracey´s last blog ..Heart shaped trinket box =-.
  19. June 23rd, 2010 at 1:28 am
    Jennifer says:
    Ah....made this this very morning...the yogurt would have helped...although 4 year old did drink most of his...2 year old threw it on the ground. 10 month old will get it via me =)
  20. June 23rd, 2010 at 2:26 am
    Lisa says:
    I've done this with frozen broccoli and it works every time. Use blueberries so kids can't see the green. I didn't
    think about fresh spinach! Love sneaking in those vitamins!
  21. June 23rd, 2010 at 9:52 am
    Liberty says:
    I thought I was the only one who added spinach to smoothies!! *Blessings*
  22. June 23rd, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    Allison @ Alli 'n Son says:
    This is such a creative idea. My son and hubby would eat these up. I have those same popsicle molds. They are great, aren't they?
    .-= Allison @ Alli 'n Son´s last undefined ..Response cached until Wed 23 @ 20:33 GMT (Refreshes in 54 Minutes) =-.
  23. June 23rd, 2010 at 6:54 pm
    Beth says:
    Wow! We do smoothies A LOT! And I always turn the leftovers into popsicles, too. But, I never would have thought of adding spinach. If it makes it even more purple, I think we're in business! Thank you!
    .-= Beth´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday: Drop and Give Me Twenty! =-.
  24. June 24th, 2010 at 7:41 am
    Lisa says:
    If I have extra spinach that may go to waste, I steam it. Then through it in the blender with a little water and freeze it in an ice tray. I add about 2 cubes to a smoothie. That way I'm getting in spinach, I almost always have some on hand, and I'm not wasting any that might go bad on me when we can't eat it all.
    • June 24th, 2010 at 10:31 am
      Natalie Johnson says:
      THANK YOU for this info! I like to buy the Mega bag of Spinach at the wholesale store because it's cheaper than one small bag at the super market, but I have the hardest time finishing it all before it spoils. I'm definitely taking your advice!
  25. June 24th, 2010 at 11:20 am
    Jennifer Caple says:
    dang that looks GOOD! Unfortunately I am one of those that NEEDS specific directions & measurements or else I will TOTALLY screw it up!
    .-= Jennifer Caple´s last blog ..Day 3 - Amazing Jakes =-.
    • June 24th, 2010 at 12:07 pm
      krafting kelly says:
      Try this: One 4-6 oz. container yogurt (or 1/2-1 c. plain yogurt), 1 banana, 1 c. any combination fresh or frozen fruit and berries, 1 c. loosely packed spinach leaves, milk or orange juice to make enough portions (another cup or so). Sweeten with sugar, honey, or agave nectar to taste.
  26. June 24th, 2010 at 12:00 pm
    krafting kelly says:
    I add spinach to my fruit smoothies all the time. We have never been able to taste it and my kids still act surprised that it's there if they didn't watch me make it. Frozen berries do help mask the color. A little avacado is good, too!
  27. June 24th, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    Laura says:
    We have "green smoothies" every day at our house...and they are literally green (sometimes brown, if I add strawberries, which i usually do...) Good idea with the blueberries! My 3-yr-old LOVES her green smoothies... gotta start them early!
  28. June 24th, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    Laura says:
    Oh -and I love the idea to turn leftovers into Popsicles! GENIUS!
  29. June 24th, 2010 at 9:32 pm
    Bonnie @ House of Grace says:
    We do this all the time too! It is a great breakfast or snack!
    Bonnie
  30. June 25th, 2010 at 1:02 am
    Leah says:
    Looks great... I make fruit smoothies for the kids, but given a sincere dislike of blueberries in the house, its really hard to hide the green! Maybe blackberries could hide the green!
    .-= Leah´s last blog ..Won a contest (or two) =-.
  31. June 25th, 2010 at 8:28 am
    Lara says:
    this is a great idea. Spinach is SO good for you, Me and my little boy have a green smoothie every morning. It's 1 part juice 1 part greens (spinach, collard, red chard) and 1 part fruit.. and a handful of flax seed. And honestly, you CAN'T taste the greens.. I am totally amazed. I've never thought of freezing it into a Popsicle.. Great Idea.
    .-= Lara´s last blog ..{22 Month Pictures} =-.
  32. June 25th, 2010 at 9:24 am
    Marsha says:
    I would never have guessed spinach! I just so happen to have a ton of fresh spinach in the fridge and a spinach hating family (ok, pretty much hating all veggies, they don't discriminate).

    Love the popsicle sticks with the little straw on the bottom. That is brilliant!
    .-= Marsha´s last blog ..loving my new coffee =-.
  33. June 25th, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    My Magic Mom says:
    Oh, I'm going to have to try this! Thanks!
  34. June 26th, 2010 at 8:04 am
    Michelle says:
    I am going to try this!! It's always a challenge with a three year old, he's open to a lot of different things, but there is still that EW factor with some veggies. Love it, thanks for posting!!
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Summer Guest Blogger Friday!! Lo from The Margarita Glass is Half Full! =-.
  35. June 28th, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    Emily @ Help Emily Lose Weight says:
    I had heard of spinach in smoothies...but the Breakfast Popsicle is pure genius! Whenever I make smoothies my kids hardly drink them. But they love the popsicles and my 3 year old who won't even touch anything referred to as salad is eating these daily! THANK YOU!
    .-= Emily @ Help Emily Lose Weight´s last blog ..lunch =-.
  36. July 5th, 2010 at 2:49 am
    Cate says:
    AnothEr idea i
  37. July 5th, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    Tauni says:
    Wow. The boys never want to eat anything GREEN. I have got to try this!
  38. July 5th, 2010 at 9:03 pm
    Amber says:
    Awesome! I just made a healthy popsicle for my son in our new popsicle makers just like the ones here (with the little straws for when it melts). Ours is just a double one. And I was just brainstorming some new ideas. This one looks delicious! Thanks for sharing. Yum and healthy! Can't beat that! :)
    .-= Amber´s last blog ..Mellow Mondays =-.
  39. July 6th, 2010 at 10:58 am
    Jamie says:
    Where did you get those fabulous popsicle molds? I need those!
    • July 6th, 2010 at 3:50 pm
      Missy says:
      I actually picked those up at a garage sale, but they are made by Tupperware. We love them.
  40. July 7th, 2010 at 8:06 am
    Carrie says:
    We love these popsicles and smoothies too. I have been adding the secret ingredient in for a couple of years and my kids are now proud of it and brag to their friends that they like spinach! Another good "secret ingredient" is adding a bit of ground flaxseed. SUPER healthy and they don't even know a difference.
    p.s. I ♥ your website!!!
  41. July 29th, 2010 at 5:10 am
    katie o. says:
    Hmm, I may have to try this one just to trick myself into eating healthier!
    .-= katie o.´s last blog ..Grilled Pork Tenderloin =-.
  42. August 9th, 2011 at 8:28 am
    Heather says:
    I had no idea you could successfully freeze bananas with their skin on. Thank you for sharing that :)
  43. August 22nd, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    Susan Gray says:
    I love this idea and have been drinking these for about 3 weeks. I don't always have fresh spinach but I always have frozen broccoli. I add a handful of broccoli flowerets and the flavor disappears into the fresh deliciousness of my morning smoothie. Same for the popsicles. I am oh-so-willing to use frozen spinach one day. I'll let you know... By the way my recipe is:
    1 scoop of vanilla whey powder
    1/2 c. frozen berries
    1/c. frozen broccoli
    1/1 of a peach or apple sliced
    1 envelope of Emergenc-C, Lemon or orange flavor
    1 c. water
    If you need sweetener, add your favorite
    It is so good without any milk or yogurt added. It keeps you going for hours.
  44. January 16th, 2012 at 1:50 pm
    Daniel Gonzalez says:
    Great! Thanks for sharing your secret!! I'll try it. About how much spinach do you use?
    • January 17th, 2012 at 2:37 pm
      Missy says:
      I started with about 1 cup, packed. But I have slowly added more and more and the kids still love it! Also one tip: It is easier to blend it up well if you put it in first with the liquid and then add the fruit and whatever else. ;)
  45. April 12th, 2013 at 9:45 pm
    Emilee says:
    I never thought of freezing green smoothies. Great idea for the summer! Recently my daughter told me she didn't like almond milk--I handed her a smoothie and asked if she liked it. "Yes!" So I told her that she likes almond milk in smoothies at least. She was surprised, but believed me and now think she likes almond milk. :) I'm going to employ this method with some of the other foods she claims not to like.
  46. July 18th, 2013 at 9:19 am
    Marie Pavlovsky says:
    The popsicle for breakfast looks good but how much of each ingredient? A recipe usually tells how much of the ingredients to use. Please explain more. Thank you.
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