It feels like summer here in Southern California! We’ve already pulled out the sprinkler, dug out the beach toys, and stocked up on sunscreen.
My daughter’s favorite summertime treat are popsicles but the thought of that much sugar water surging through her already energetic two-year old veins makes me cringe. My mother came up with the wonderful idea to make her smoothie popsicles! They are a yummy but healthy alternative.
Simply throw some of your favorite smoothie items in the blender and freeze in a reusable popsicle tray. I like to buy the frozen fruit bags in the freezer section, add in some juice (orange, apple, whatever is on hand), yogurt, and maybe a banana. Blend until it’s very pureed. I usually sample some to make sure it tastes good *wink* and then pour the rest into reusable popsicle trays. A few hours later you have a yummy summertime treat.
I’ve even given her these smoothie popsicles on the days where she doesn’t want to eat much or when she’s feeling sick. She thinks it’s a treat and I feel good knowing she’s getting some nutrition in her little body.
What are some of your favorite summer time treats?