For some people, popsicles are strictly a summer treat. But not for toddlers, especially mine. They would eat them all year round, even on the coldest days of winter. Last weekend, when the temp barely touched 60, my kids considered summer officially here and were begging for frozen juice on a stick.
Personally, I consider popsicles a decent treat -- if you buy the ones made from 100 percent juice or make your own -- avoiding added sugar and food coloring.
And if you can come up with a marketing hook, even better!
shivasgirl developed her own popsicle recipe called Oscar's Green Gross Popsicles that appeals to her twins' sense of gross, as well was her desire to get vitamins, minerals and antioxidants into their diet. Read on to find out why they are "gross" and "green" ...
Oscar's Green Gross Popsicles
Prep time: 5 minutes
8 oz of strong decaffeinated green tea
Popsickle mold or ice cube trays
1. Mix the juice and tea in a pitcher, and pour into popsicle molds, or into ice cube trays.
2. Assemble popsicle molds, or cover ice cube trays with plastic wrap, and poke tooth picks or small popsicle sticks into the plastic in the middle of the cube.
3. Freeze until hard.
Tip: This looks disgusting! The shade of green it freezes to is like a muddy pond, but the kids LOVE it!
Tip: If you use the Bolthouse Farms juice, your kids will be drinking wheat grass, spinach, broccoli and blue/green algae combined with fruits like kiwi, mango and apple. How awesome is that!
C'mon, don't make me come up with these toddler recipes all on my own. I want to know what YOU feed your toddler's for lunch and dinner. Send me a PM and share your recipes so I can feature them here!
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