Recipe: Fun & Healthy Kiwi-Pineapple Popsicles
Healthy popsicles are the best refreshment on hot summer days! And in contrast to store-bought popsicles, these homemade popsicles are completely sugar-free and contain lots of vitamins and nutrients. And the best thing is you need only 10 minutes to make them!
One of my favorite recipes are these healthy popsicles with kiwi and pineapple. The recipe for these vegan popsicles is super easy. You basically make a green smoothie and then just fill it into popsicles molds and freeze it. It couldn’t get much easier and healthier, right?!
All you need is bananas, peaches, some spinach, pineapple, and kiwi. For extra sweetness I also added some dates. And for an extra boost of vitamins and nutrients, I used one tablespoon of chlorella. This also explains the dark green color of these green popsicles and why they’re so healthy! If you want to leave out the chlorella, the green color will be a little lighter.
HEALTHY POPSICLES WITH CHLORELLA POWDER – WHAT IS CHLORELLA?
Maybe some of you have heard of spirulina. I think it’s a bit more popular than chlorella. But what is chlorella and spirulina? And what is chlorella made from? Both, chlorella and spirulina, are blue-green algae that are known as superfoods. Chlorella’s green color comes from its super high concentration of chlorophyll. It’s actually the plant with the highest concentration of chlorophyll, which makes it an awesome all-natural supplement to boost your energy.
Besides being packed with a large amount of nutrients and essential vitamins such as vitamin a, vitamin b2, iron, and zinc. It also helps the human body to detox heavy metals such as lead and mercury. So how does chlorella taste like? When I first tried chlorella, I was surprised that it didn’t have a very strong taste. It tastes a bit sweet and kind of grassy. It's definitely not bad at all. I love using chlorella powder for my daily green smoothies. And it’s also great for these healthy popsicles with no added sugar! I used chlorella powder from Beta Reu-Rellafor these popsicles.
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE POPSICLES
I’ve always been a huge fan of homemade popsicles. I loved making them with my mom when I was a little kid and I tried so many different flavors. We mostly used yogurt and fruit juice, but over time I got a lot more creative. Nowadays, I usually make popsicles with real fruit.
You can basically use any liquid you like. Yogurt, fruit, fruit juice – they all work great! If you want to make adult popsicles, you can even add a little bit of alcohol. I love making piña colada popsicles for example.
Just fill the liquid you’re using into the popsicle molds, add a popsicle stick, and freeze them for about 12 hours. To get the homemade popsicles out of the mold, just put the popsicles molds under hot running water for a few seconds. This will make it a lot easier to get them out.
RECIPE: Fun & Health Kiwi-Pineapple Popsicles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 12 popsicles
For the healthy popsicles:
2 handful spinach
1 cup pineapple
1 teaspoon chlorella
1 1/2 cups water
Put all ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
Cut the kiwi into very thin slices and put them on the inside of the popsicles molds. They will only stick if the slices are really thin.
Carefully fill the smoothie into the popsicle molds, add a popsicle stick, and freeze them for about 12 hours. To get the homemade popsicles out of the mold, just put the popsicles molds under hot running water for a few seconds. Enjoy!