There is nothing like a cold popsicle on a hot summer day! But many popsicles are loaded with colour and refined sugar leaving children less than adequately nourished. As a mom and dietitian, I love to make the most of each bite my children take!
A summer favourite in our home is Lil’ Shake Smoothie Pops. They are packed with flavour and nutrition leading to a snack that is both mom and kid approved!
There are many variations that you can make. Here is one of our favourites:
Blend together 1 Chocolate Lil’ Shake with 1 banana, 1/3 cup almond butter, and 1/3 cup chia seeds (or hemp hearts).
1. POURING LIL’ SHAKE
2. ADDING ALMOND BUTTER
3. ADDING BANANA
4. GRABBING WHITE DISH FOR CHIA SEEDS
5. ONE OF THE “TADA” PICS… WHICHEVER YOU LIKE BEST
Pour into your favourite popsicle moulds and let stand for 10 minutes. Then put into the freezer for 6 or more hours. Remove from mold and serve!
You can also add in frozen berries, cherries, kale, avocado or any other ingredient you love! These smoothie pops are rich in protein for growing muscles, omega-3 fatty acids for growing brains, probiotics for healthy guts, energy for high activity, and more!