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