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20 healthy popsicle recipes for kids and adults

The weather is heating up (good golly, miss molly) and it is officially ice cream and popsicle season!! Skip the ice cream stands and save your money because today on the blog we have 20 Healthy Popsicle Recipes for Kids and Adults! These are absolutely amazing (and easy!) recipes for you and your little ones. Enjoy! 

What you need to make our amazing Healthy Popsicle Recipes:

  • Silicone or Stainless Steel Popsicle Molds

  • High-Speed Blender or….: Most of the recipes just need a blender, but some have a carrot or beet juice. If you do not have a high-speed blender (Think Vitamix or Blendtec ) to blend some of these items into juice, then you can opt to steam the veggies first before blending OR use a juicer. I repeat, a good quality high-speed blender can turn FULL veggies into a juice (I’m still shocked about it!)

  • Clear space in your freezer: Popsicle molds need to stand up straight

  • Extra Popsicle Sticks (if needed)

  • Plenty of fruits, veggies, nut/seed butter, superfoods and more to play around with!

child sitting with fruits and vegetables

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Silicone popsicle moulds

I went back and forth for far too long on whether to get the silicone or stainless steel molds. I ended up going with the silicone for two mommy reasons: first off, my children have access to the freezer and the silicone is much safer in case one of them decides to throw it at the other (Obviously I do not think this would ever happen, BUT I can never be too careful with two 2-year-old boys haha) and secondly, there were more slots so that I could make 10 popsicles vs 6. Turns out the second reason is null because I found out they make a 10 slot stainless steel holder as well here!

If my freezer was out of reach of my children (who are, by the way, addicted to these popsicles!), then I would have chosen the stainless steel 100%.

About the Silicone molds: These molds are made from food-grade silicone, BPA free, super easy to clean and dishwasher safe. If they ever break (which I do not see happening for quite a long time), you can easily slice these up and use them all around the kitchen for random things (I love to use them as heat protectors). You want to boil these in a large pot of water for a good 10 minutes before using.

Tips: To get the popsicles out without any hassle, simply run under lukewarm water for about 10 seconds. They slide right out after! These popsicles are quite large so the boys will have half and then we will simply put them back into the mold. You can also make these half the size by just filling halfway and then pushing the popsicle stick all the way down 🙂 

stainless steel popsicle molds

Aren’t these beautiful!? I have to say, the stainless steel molds are just stunning. The stainless steel molds have more parts than the silicone molds and require a bit of organization on your part (if you find yourself losing small pieces easily, just come join me on the silicone mold side hehe).

The stainless steel molds are made of BPA free 304 food grade stainless steel. I have heard that these popsicles freeze much quicker than the silicone molds (our molds take a good 3-4 hours to freeze in the silicone molds). I have also heard that the rack for the popsicles is MUCH more stable than the silicone molds. If I do not have the silicone molds perfectly stable and upright in my freezer, they will spill out. These seem to not have that issue because of the heavy-duty stand!

Tips: Just like with the silicone mold, simply run some lukewarm water over the mold to pop out the popsicles 🙂 

The Ingredients

Fruit stand

The main reason that I went overboard with recipes is that I want to really make one thing clear: ANYTHING goes in popsicles. If you can make it into a smoothie, you can make it into a popsicle. If you can blend it, you can lick it haha!

Each Healthy Popsicle Recipe can be adjusted to your personal needs such as:

  • Allergies: If you are allergic to any ingredient listed, simply swap out! Do not fear the unknown here, it is so fun to learn new things in the kitchen.

  • Sweetness: We generally stick to bananas, Medjool dates, maple syrup or berries for the added sweetness in our popsicles. You can mix this up with whatever sweetener you prefer as well.

  • Butters: If your children are having friends over and you are worried about nut allergies, go ahead and stick with sunflower butter. You may need to add more sweetener additions to the mix but just taste test and adjust as needed.

  • Added Fats: I love to add extra fats to any of these popsicle creations. You can sub out 1/2 of the plant milk for canned coconut milk, you can toss in some avocado, or even soaked and rinsed cashew nuts.

  • Supplements / Powders / Superfoods: As I said before, if you can blend it, you can lick it! Do not be afraid to add your favorite daily superfoods to these popsicles. I love to add spirulina, chia seeds, hemp seeds, moringa, and more to my popsicle creations! If you are making these for children, just be sure to know exactly what you are putting into their popsicles. I do not give the boys moringa, but I do give them a small portion of spirulina. Chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds and more are always added to their mixes. Adult tip: Don’t forget to check out the last two recipes, JUST for adults!

The Healthy Popsicle Recipes

20 veggie and fruit popsicle recipes

Refreshing Lemonade

  • 3 cups non-dairy yogurt (plain)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp non-dairy milk (I enjoy almond milk)
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup, Medjool dates or your preference for sweetener
  • Zest of 1 lemon

Simply add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle mold and add topper/popsicle stick. Freeze overnight.

The Green Monster

  • 1 cup non-dairy milk (I used soy)
  • 1 small knob ginger, grated
  • 1 cup spinach or your favorite salad greens
  • 1/4 cup parsley (lightly packed)
  • 2-3 kiwis, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large banana (ripe, please!)
  • 2 Medjool dates or 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp spirulina

Simply add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend. You can make this a smooth blend or a chunky blend! Pour into popsicle mold and add topper/popsicle stick. Freeze overnight.

Berry Bomb

  • 1 heaping cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 heaping cup frozen raspberries
  • 1.5 cups baby spinach (lightly packed)
  • 1 tsp spirulina
  • 1/2 cup fresh water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice

Simply add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth or chunky (your preference). Pour into popsicle mold and add topper/popsicle stick. Freeze overnight.

Strawberry Banana

  • 1 large banana or 2 small bananas, ripe and frozen
  • 15 fresh strawberries, trimmed and sliced
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Simply add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle mold and add topper/popsicle stick. Freeze overnight.

Minty Fresh

  • 1/4 cup coconut water
  • 1 large English cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, packed
  • 1/4 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup (taste and adjust as needed)

Simply add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until well mixed. Pour into popsicle mold and add topper/popsicle stick. Freeze overnight.

Lavender Infusion

  • 3/4 cup Oat or Almond Milk
  • 2 tbsp dried lavender
  • 1.5 cups non-dairy yogurt (vanilla or plain)
  • 3 Medjool dates or 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • For Adults: I find that adding Chai tea spice to this is amazing as well!

Simply add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle mold and add topper/popsicle stick. Freeze overnight.

20 healthy popsicles for kids and adults

Creamsicle

  • 1.5 cups of orange juice
  • 1.5 cups vanilla non-dairy yogurt

Simply add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle mold and add topper/popsicle stick. Freeze overnight.

Chocolate Addict

  • 1 cup non-dairy milk (I really enjoyed vanilla soy and almond milk)
  • 2 ripe and frozen bananas (the more ripe, the better)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1-2 tsp vegan chocolate chips
  • 5-6 Medjool dates
  • 1-2 tbsp of any seed or nut works here

Simply add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle mold and add topper/popsicle stick. Freeze overnight.

PB&J

  • 1/2 cup non-dairy plant milk (I enjoyed vanilla)
  • 3/4 cup all-natural peanut butter (or any nut/seed butter)
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 3 Medjool dates
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (you can also use a ripe banana!)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Simply add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth or chunky (your preference). Pour into popsicle mold and add topper/popsicle stick. Freeze overnight.

Raspberry Cocoa

  • 1.5 cups non-dairy plant milk
  • 2 cups Frozen Raspberries
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1-2 tbsp Cacao Powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp almond butter

Simply add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle mold and add topper/popsicle stick. Freeze overnight.

Peachy Keen

  • 1/2 cup non-dairy plant milk
  • 1 cup non-dairy yogurt, plain
  • 3-4 fresh peaches (1.5 cups amount when diced)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tbsp flax meal

Simply add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until well mixed. Pour into popsicle mold and add topper/popsicle stick. Freeze overnight.

Pineapple Express

  • 3/4 cups coconut water or fresh water
  • 1/4 cup kale (stems removed)
  • 1/4 cup spinach
  • 1 large or 2 small ripe bananas, frozen
  • 2 cups diced pineapple
  • 1 tsp spirulina or favorite supplement

I like to blend the kale/spinach/coconut water first. Once blended, add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle mold and add topper/popsicle stick. Freeze overnight.

Lime & Coconut H2O

  • 1 lime, freshly squeeze
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1.5 cups diced pineapple
  • 1/2 banana, very ripe
  • 3/4 cup coconut water
  • 1 heaping cup spinach
  • 1 tbsp chia, flax or hemp seeds

Simply add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth or chunky (your preference). Pour into popsicle mold and add topper/popsicle stick. Freeze overnight.

Orange Carrot

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup carrot juice
  • 1 small knob ginger, grated
  • 1 cup diced pineapple or mango

If you have a high-speed blender, you can just add the carrot in first and blend until smooth. Then go ahead and add in the orange juice, grated ginger, and pineapple/mango. Blend until smooth and pour into popsicle molds.

If you do not have a high-speed blender, you will need to juice the carrots first OR you can steam them and then blend them!

Cucumber Surprise

  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled and sliced
  • 1.5 cups diced honeydew melon
  • 1/2 cup packed mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Add the cucumber, honeydew melon and lemon to the blender and blend until smooth. Toss in the mint leaves and do a quick blend so that the leaves are just broken down. Pour into popsicle molds, add topper/popsicle sticks and freeze overnight.

The Picky Eater

  • 1 sweet apple, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup kale, stem removed
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • 1/2 cup orange juice OR any fresh squeeze juice (Beet juice was shockingly amazing in this)

Add the kale, orange juice, and celery first. Blend until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle mold and add topper/popsicle sticks and freeze overnight.

Beets by Mom

  • 1 beet, medium/large in size, juiced
  • 1 sweet apple, sliced
  • 1 handful of strawberries
  • 2-3 carrots, juiced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

If you have a high-speed blender, toss in the beets and carrots and blend up! Add in remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds, add the topper/sticks and freezer overnight.

If you do not have a high-speed blender, you can either juice the beets and carrots OR cook/steam and then toss in.

The Sweet P

  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 medium/large, cooked sweet potato
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tsp maple syrup

Bake/boil your sweet potato first. Let cool. Remove skin.

Toss all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and add topper/sticks. Freeze overnight.

ADULTS ONLY

If you are craving some caffeine in your popsicle treats, be sure to try these out! I like to blend up a small batch of these and add to the mold with my sons veggie popsicles :). Martin adores these!

Mocha Baby

  • 2 cups of coffee
  • 3/4 cups non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup (adjust as needed)
  • An option that I never skip: 1-2 tbsp vegan chocolate chips 🙂

Brew your coffee and then let it cool (You can just make a big batch and store it in the fridge for the week if you like). Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle mold and add topper/popsicle stick. Freeze overnight.

Coconut Coffee

  • 1 can coconut milk (I like full fat but feel free to use reduced)
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1-2 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1 cup coffee, brewed and chilled

Brew your coffee and then let it cool (You can just make a big batch and store it in the fridge for the week if you like). Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle mold and add topper/popsicle stick. Freeze overnight.

Share your Popsicles!

If you would like to share your Healthy Popsicle creations with us on Instagram or Facebook, please tag us with the hashtag:

#WMPopsicles

I’m so excited to see all that you create and play around with!

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