Freeze your green smoothie in ice cream molds and serve healthy popsicles for the kids. And sit back and enjoy the sight of your kids eating broccoli and spinach and looking like they just won the lottery! Seriously, that’s what happened here!
The other night we had my friend Maria and her family over for dinner. They are renovating their house so they moved out and are living in some sort of mobile home on their lawn. A family with two toddlers. Yes, that can be a bit hard. So we invite them over for dinner a lot.
I actually love having friends over for dinner during the week. It’s a great way to catch up in the middle of our busy lives and since we all have kids, we know that we will end the night early and still hit the couch by 8PM. And making family dinner for 8 instead of 4 really doesn’t take much extra time.
For dinner I made an Indian inspired minced beef sauce and served it with all kinds of toppings, like pineapple cut in small pieces, roasted sunflower seeds, raisins, toasted coconut, peanuts and some full fat sour cream.
For dessert, I made green smoothie ice cream for the kids and even though they we were made with mostly veggies, the kids loved having their own little heart shaped popsicle for dessert.
MAKES 6 MINI POPSICLES
- 150g of broccoli (frozen)
- 100g of spinach (frozen)
- 1 handful of fresh mint leaves
- 1 small banana
- 1 tsp of vanilla powder
- 2/3 cup (1,5 dl) of coconut milk
2. Pour your smoothie into popsicle molds. Freeze for 5-6 hours or over night.
3. Take out of the freezer and serve as healthy ice cream.
The cool skater dude on the left is my 10 year old and the little cutie pie on the right is Maria’s youngest daughter. How cute are they at that age? Almost makes me want to have another baby (it doesn’t really, but they are cute!)