Detox Pops: A Healthy Popsicle Recipe to Kickstart your Day

By Brittni • posted on 09/24/2014

Detox Pops // A Healthy Popsicle Recipe to Kickstart your Day

Well, I hadn’t planned on doing another food post this week. But I just couldn’t help myself. I was having popsicle withdrawals.

And…I’m totally counting this as fall project because of the color scheme. So we’re good to go, right?

Seriously though, after all of the crazy desserts, like toasted marshmallow macarons and the mini blueberry hand pies, sometimes you just need a healthy snack to help you press the reset button. So I made these green machine and berry veggie popsicles to get away from sugar for a day or two. The sweets will not be gone long! But today, it’s full speed ahead with kale and other nutritious goodness.

Here’s how to make your own detox pops…

Ingredients for Detox Popsicles

Ingredients: one can of coconut milk // green machine smoothie/juice (which has kale and spinach) // berry veggie smoothie/juice (or something similar) *The juices can be found at any organic supermarket and many regular grocery stores as well.

Materials: popsicle mold (I use this one), spoon, 2 tall glasses for mixing

How To:

1. Pour 5-7 ounces of juice into a tall glass. Repeat this with the other juice and the other glass.

2. Pour a small amount of coconut milk into each glass and stir. *The amount is kind of to taste. You may want more or less coconut milk in each glass, so experiment with this measurement a little bit.

3. Pour the juice and coconut milk mixture into each popsicle mold, filling only about halfway. I did 5 green machine and 5 berry veggie. Pop the molds in the freezer until slightly hardened (about 45 minutes).

4. Pull the molds out of the freezer, add popsicle sticks and then pour the next layer (whether that may be the opposite flavor of juice or coconut milk). Freeze until completely hardened. You can also additional layers if you’d like, in between freezing – no need to stop at two. I did three layers for the majority of my popsicles. Some of the layers ended up getting mixed together and others formed more crisp lines.

5. Once youre ready to eat, run molds under warm water for 15-20 seconds to easily pop the popsicles out of the mold. And enjoy!

Detox Pops // A Healthy Popsicle Recipe to Kickstart your Day

Kale Bouquet

Some people make kale chips, I make kale bouquets. It’s normal, I swear.

Detox Pops // A Healthy Popsicle Recipe to Kickstart your Day

Detox Pops // A Healthy Popsicle Recipe to Kickstart your Day

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

Do you ever feel like you need to take a break from sweets? Or are you a donuts and cupcakes kind of girl to the end?

11 comments | Click here to reply

Is there a better day that start a day with ‘ice cream’?! Nope! Great recipes!


Thanks Blake. I’d love to know how they turn out if you give them a go.


Looks like a great idea I will definately have to try it out

Blake Ancell

These would be great for kids, Sarah. Good thinking!


This is such a great and very pretty idea! My kids don’t like the healthy smoothies I make them, but freeze them and they love them! Must be the Popsicle factor. I’ll have to attempt to make mine look as pretty as yours.

Sarah from Creating Contentment

Haha. Yeah, these were one the quickest popsicle recipes to melt, out of all the ones I’ve done. Embracing the melty-ness. 🙂


This time around, I noticed all the melty-melty around the popsicles. I like it. 🙂

Oh, I like my sweets, and I like to stay away from them. It’s a swingy-songy kinda thing. Usually I convince myself that it’s ok if I did enough cardio or something. Rationalization isn’t as healthy as I treat it.


Thanks Allyson.


Wow, these look so delicious! Love this idea!

Allyson Skye

Agreed, Danielle – a easy, tasty way to get your vitamins.


Well I’m all for popsicles for a detox! These look like a super delicious way to get my vitamins! Yum!

Danielle @ Chits and Chats and Chocolate
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