First official week of summer plus #popsicleweek means we all have to make popsicles. It is not a option, it's a must. The question is what kind of popsicles to make.
Well here you go, I got one for you right here. Pineapple, cucumber, spinach popsicles. I highly, highly recommend them because they are amazing and you and everyone will love them. No joke. I had two littles tell me that they are the best popsicles they have ever eaten. Then Koko damn near ate my hand off when I was trying to slow the baby down while he was eating his so he didn't get brain freeze. After he finished off his popsicle, he turned around and went after his brothers popsicle. It was crazy. Screaming, green faced, baby charging after a popsicle. It was like an animal planet episode.
And so there you have it, all the littles we into them, the mr was into his, and me, I might eaten one or two and maybe I was licking all of them in between taking pictures. Ha. And big plus, unlike a lot of popsicles, there is no extra shit in these, like no added sugar. And there is veggies in them. They are basically an all around, eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, or dessert popsicle. How can you even go wrong with that.
Now it's popsicle time!
The stuff. Fresh pineapple, fresh spinach, a cucumber, and a lime. That's it, nothing else.
Pineapple and juice from lime into the blender. Blend until smooth.
Add in the cucumber, blend until smooth
Last but not least, add in spinach, blend until smooth.
Bright green goodness. And that's pretty much it. And really, you could just stick it all into blender at once, I just blended the ingredients one by one for the sake of the pictures.
Pour that goodness into popsicles mold and either stick th sticks in now if they don't sink or wait about an half hour after they have been in the freezer, just don't forget the sticks (I almost did).
Mid freeze stick sticking.
Pineapple Cucumber Spinach Popsicles
Make 8 3.5 onze popsicles
- 2 1/2 cups fresh pineapple*
- 1 Lebanese cucumber (or half of an English cucumber)
- 3 large handfuls of spinach
- Juice of a lime
*Note. You can use frozen pineapple, just thaw it out so it starts to release some of it's juices. That way you don't need to add water to the blender to blend everything up.
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour puree into popsicle molds and stick into freezer. After about 1/2 hour, remove from freezer and stick the popsicle sticks into the molds. Place popsicles back into freezer until completely frozen (about 4-6 hours)