Popsicles are iconic childhood treats, but that doesn’t mean adults can’t enjoy them, too. Now that we’re older and wiser, however, most of the time we’d love it if our treats could come with a side of healthy vitamins.
If you make one of these 13 delicious smoothie popsicles, you’ll have all your wishes fulfilled. Not only will you have a sweet dessert reminiscent of summers past, it’ll be healthy enough for you to eat for breakfast.
So go on, dig into this healthy blender popsicles, and feel like a kid again!
Strawberry Granola Yogurt Pops
These popsicles are sweet, but also super healthy, so you can literally eat them for breakfast! With only four ingredients (strawberries, unsweetened yogurt, granola, and maple syrup), this recipe is a snap to put together and perfect for a busy morning when neither you or your family has time for breakfast. View full recipe >>>
Fresh Berry and Coconut Water Popsicles
Summer is synonymous with berries, so why not use up all those berries you got at the farmer’s market in this simple popsicle recipe? Fresh coconut water (make sure it’s organic and unsweetened!) adds a tropical flair while helping you stay hydrated on a hot day. View full recipe >>>
Post Workout Cherry Popsicles
Anthocyanins, which are special antioxidants in cherries, along with magnesium and potassium in bananas, are all fantastic at easing muscle soreness from a hard workout. Pineapple provides vitamin C, yogurt gives you a little dose of protein, and coconut water helps to rehydrate after sweating. This is the perfect pop to snack on after you hit the gym. View full recipe >>>
Pina Colada Popsicles
Get your favorite summer cocktail fix in popsicle form! Coconut milk, flaked coconut, lime, and fresh pineapple make a heavenly blend that will immediately help you feel like you’re on a tropical island. The heaping dose of vitamin C and natural fat doesn’t hurt, either! View full recipe >>>
Mandarin Orange Cream Popsicles
If you can’t find mandarins during the summer, oranges will work just fine with this recipe! Add a little yogurt and granola for healthy fats and protein, and you’ve got a sweet, vitamin C-infused treat with no added sugar. View full recipe >>>
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pops
Need a nourishing breakfast or pre-workout snack in a pinch? These peanut butter pops are made with almond milk, nonfat Greek yogurt, and serotonin-boosting cacao powder. All the delicious flavor of a fudge pop with a real dose of vitamins. View full recipe >>>
Roasted Berry Greek Yogurt Popsicles
If you like your healthy pops with a side of flair, try these luscious roasted berry popsicles. By sticking your berries in the oven and then mixing them with thick Greek yogurt, you get a restaurant quality dessert that’s healthy enough for breakfast. View full recipe >>>
Cucumber Lime Mint Popsicles
If you’re a fan of the cooling cucumber water served at spas and other fancy places, these simple popsicles are for you. Not only will they soothe you, they’ll provide a dose of vitamin C and fiber. View full recipe >>>
Strawberry Pink Lemonade Popsicles
Homemade lemonade always trumps the kind you buy at the store, and these popsicles take that homemade juice and make it frosty! Fresh squeezed lemons, lemon zest, strawberries, and a little sprinkling of sugar make a deliciously refreshing afternoon treat. View full recipe >>>
Sweet and Salty Celery Popsicles
The combination of celery juice, basil, salt, and a little bit of simple syrup might sound odd, but if you’re trying to stay away from sweets, or just seeking a more “adult” kind of snack, this refreshing and creative combination could be just what your body needs! View full recipe >>>
Healthy Rainbow Popsicles
These popsicles are almost too pretty to eat – and the best part? They’re made with all natural ingredients (mostly fruit) and require no additional sweeteners. Will it take a little time and planning to make these? Yes. Will all your friend be completely and utterly impressed? Also yes. View full recipe >>>
Almond Milk Popsicles
Another take on the fudge pop, this chocolatey popsicles are great for a healthy dessert, or even a post-workout snack. Almonds, almond butter, greek yogurt, bananas and dark chocolate are all fantastic for refueling your body (healthy fats, natural carbs, and protein), which means that you’ll actually get nutrients while indulging your sweet tooth. View full recipe >>
Healthy Key Lime Pie Popsicles
Creamy and satisfying without any dairy, these popsicles require only a few ingredients: avocado, non-diary milk, limes, and maple syrup. A fantastic smoothie recipe but an even better popsicle, this treat is full of healthy fats, protein, and fiber. View full recipe >>>
GreenBlender Smoothie Recipes For Popsicles
You’re a GreenBlender member, or just someone who has a love affair with smoothies, we have a few recipes that would work great when frozen!
Watermelon Cherry Mint
Somehow we managed to combine every iconic summer flavor into one delicious drinkable.Have you ever had cherry tomatoes with actual cherries? Pair these with watermelon and it’s a pretty red hydration bomb! Pomegranate is one of nature’s biggest sources of antioxidants, with more of the cancer and inflammation fighters than red wine or green tea. Pumpkin seeds are rich in iron, which helps regenerate skin and stimulate blood flow for that healthy glow.
Apple Cherry Lemonade
Try this nutrient-filled smoothie instead of store-bought lemonade at your next BBQ! Thanks to anthocyanins (natural pigments that are also found in blueberries), Cherries are fantastic at lowering inflammation and easing aches and pains. Maqui berry adds a burst of antioxidant power, while tomatillos, rhubarb and apple bring a sweetness and a healthy serving of fiber. A half a lemon rounds everything out with an alkalizing burst of citrus. Low in calories and fat, this sweet treat is the perfect way to indulge without any guilt.
Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Banana
Orange and banana are a classic flavor combination, and provide ample amounts of vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, and healthy carbs - basically, they’re great natural energizers! Cashews and chia seeds are fantastic for helping to keep you satisfied for hours (thanks to their protein, healthy fats, and fiber), and raw ginger root is a fantastic anti-inflammatory. Top this smoothie off with mild collard greens (B vitamins, iron and copper), and you have a satisfying meal replacement.
Orange Kiwi Cream
One serving of this low calorie smoothie has more than 100 percent of your daily recommended value of vitamin C and vitamin A, which means that it’s not just fantastic for your immune system, but your complexion as well. You’ll also get about seven percent of the daily amount of recommended calcium. Cashews add a dose of creaminess, as well as healthy protein and fat, making this the perfect snack for chasing away a sugar craving, and for helping your skin glow.
Mint Chocolate Protein
A high protein, low calorie smoothie that tastes like mint chocolate chip ice cream? Yes! Bananas keep things creamy (and add potassium), while cacao powder (which has been shown to help boost serotonin) gives a rich, chocolate flavor without any additional sugar. Add in stomach soothing fresh mint and vitamin-infused swiss chard (vitamins K, A, and C, iron and magnesium), along with a tablespoon of muscle building pea protein, and you have a complete meal in a glass.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup
Searching for a sweet treat that keeps you feeling hydrated and energetic? This smoothie is it. Both pear and avocado are great for natural skin hydration (thanks to vitamin C, potassium, and healthy Omega-3s), and peanut butter and cacao provide healthy fat, protein, antioxidants, and iron -- all essential ingredients for natural energy production. Add in a banana for potassium and electrolytes, and dates for natural sweetness, and you have a high fiber, high protein treat that will keep you feeling invigorated without any unwanted sugar crashes.
Strawberry Carrot Creamsicle
A sweet Peruvian fruit that is often sold in powdered form, lucuma ranks low on the glycemic scale, which means it's a perfect natural sweetener for people who are trying to watch their sugar intake. Hemp seeds have both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, as well as the nine essential amino acids our bodies do not produce on their own. Combine these two superfoods with sweet strawberries (vitamin C, folate and potassium), crunchy carrots (beta carotene, fiber and vitamin A), and the natural energy of a banana (fiber and beta-carotene), and you have a fruity, refreshing alternative to ice cream or pie.
Strawberry Peach Pick-Me-Up
As long as there are still fresh strawberries to be had, summer is still here. In addition to getting almost a full day’s worth of vitamin C -- a water-soluble vitamin that has to be added to our bodies daily -- from the strawberries, nectarine and pineapple, you’ll also get a bunch zinc and antioxidants from pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds are quite the antioxidant powerhouses, as are maqui berries, which have more antioxidants per serving than almost any other fruit. When you add a few cooling sprigs of mint, an herb known for aiding in digestion, into the mix, you’ve got a summary drink that will keep you healthy all the way through fall.
Orange Berry Basil
Quite high in vitamins K and A, basil adds a grounding, earthy flavor to smoothies. There's over 35 varieties of basil worldwide, and it has a long history in folk medicine. In addition to being a low sugar fruit high in vitamin C, many people believe strawberries can help naturally whiten teeth. And collard greens are great additions to smoothies because of their unusually high protein content! Drink this smoothie, feel fresh and clean from the inside out!
Baobab Kiwi Kick
Used for centuries in Africa to treat many illnesses like fever and malaria, baobab contains “six times” more vitamin C than oranges per serving, as well as other beneficial nutrients like calcium, copper, magnesium, and iron. When you combine it with kiwis (lutein and even more vitamin C), pear (fiber), rolled oats (manganese) and spinach (vitamins A and K), you get a low calorie smoothie that will turn your regular morning routine into a sweet, low calorie treat for both your complexion and digestion.
Noni Fruit Coconut Orange
A vitamin-packed, tropical vacation for a cold winter’s day, this low calorie smoothie has around 130 grams of skin and immune-boosting vitamin C (thanks to carrots, pineapples and an orange). There’s also a pinch of noni fruit, which has been shown to ease aches and pains, and coconut flakes, which bring both a dose of island flair and healthy fat. No matter what the weather's like outside, this snack will have you positively glowing.
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