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Healthy Smoothies and Popsicles
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana & Kale Smoothies & Popsicles
Chocolate & Peanut Butter – obviously a winning combination! Add some banana & kale and you have yourself a delicious and healthy smoothie.
Smoothies are a great way to sneak in vegetables – for kids and parents!
Homemade popsicles made from a healthy smoothie are even better! Store bought popsicles are loaded with sugar and artificial colours.
The key to a soft popsicle texture is to use some Greek Yogurt and Banana. Adding water will create a harder popsicle.
Check out more great smoothie ideas on my Smoothie and Popsicles Pinterest Board.
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Blend up a Chocolate Banana and Kale smoothie and make healthy homemade Popsicles at the same time!
Whenever I make a smoothie, I make extra for making popsicles, or “Pops” as they are known in my house. The youngest one will point to the freezer, point and demand, “Pop!”
Simply throw the ingredients in a blender, blend very well, pour some into Popsicle Molds and enjoy the rest as a smoothie.Check out some of these different Popsicle Molds or use your favourite. The secret to using kale or any leafy green in a smoothie is to blend it very well. At least 5 minutes. Start blending. Scrape the sides with a spatula. Turn on again and put away your ingredients while it purees for several minutes. Get your smoothie on with an awesome blender.
For this recipe you can use unsweetened almond milk or chocolate almond milk. I used chocolate almond milk and cocoa powder. You could use spinach instead of kale and even add an avocado! You can also add oats, flax, hemp and chia! Whatever you like! To get the best results for drinking purposes, use frozen bananas. If you’re only making popsicles, fresh ripe bananas will do. Here I used:
2 frozen bananas
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1 cup frozen chopped kale
1 big scoop of natural peanut butter
Top with chocolate almond milk in the blender, add more as needed to get the right consistency. Blend, blend, blend! That is the key to the kale going unnoticed by little ones!