Power Smoothie Striped Popsicles

Power Popsicles | The View from Great Island 5

3popspopsicle week textI’m kicking off the unofficial start of summer with a whole week of new popsicle recipes, tips, and useful links. Homemade popsicles are so incredibly versatile I need an entire week to explore all the reasons why you NEED these in your life this summer. I’m dedicating each day this week to a different kind of popsicle, and today it’s these power smoothie striped popsicles. They’re fun to make, and so pretty!

Photograph of Power Smoothie Striped Popsicles on baking tray.

I’ve had a great time this week, I hope you have too — although I’m a little popsicled out, at least for the moment. But I couldn’t finish the week without doing at least one layered pop. Striped popsicles have become a specialty here on TVFGI. These are my Power Smoothie Striped Popsicles — basically my morning energy smoothie layered up in a popsicle. There’s coconut water, chia seeds, kale, carrot, yogurt, tomato, and pineapple. Whatever your favorite smoothie blend is, you can deconstruct it into a unique striped popsicle.

Photograph of Power Smoothie Striped Popsicles on baking tray.
If you have a juicer you’re all set to churn out these super healthy popsicles. If not, just use ready made juice, or puree fruit in your blender or food processor. If you want to add seeds or wheat germ, mix them first with one of the liquids. If the idea of veggies in your popsicle turns you off, focus on fruits and yogurt.

Photograph of Power Smoothie Striped Popsicles on in a pile on a baking tray.

If the healthy fruit and yogurt aspect of these popsicles appeals to you but you’re looking for something a little more straightforward, try my WILD BLUEBERRY AND ALMOND BUTTER YOGURT POPSICLES!

Photograph of Power Smoothie Striped Popsicles lined up on a baking tray.

TIPS for making power pops ~

  • For sharp stripes, use contrasting colors, and let each layer freeze completely solid before adding the next. And make sure your liquids are cold to begin with. For a more ombre effect, use similar tones, and experiment with laying down your layers before the previous one has solidified completely.
  • Keep in mind that the first priority is that your popsicle taste great, so choose ingredients that go well together. Most fruit can be mixed and matched, and coconut milk or yogurt goes with everything.
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Power Smoothie Striped Popsicles

Power Smoothie Striped Popsicles ~ a healthy smoothie layered up in a popsicle, with coconut water, chia seeds, kale, carrot, yogurt, tomato, and pineapple!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
freezing 4 hours
Yield 10 popsicles
Author Sue Moran

Ingredients

  • You will need approximately 1/2 cup each for 6 different layers in your popsicles. All ingredients should be cold to start with.

ingredient suggestions

  • yogurt thinned with milk
  • coconut water
  • coconut milk
  • tomato juice
  • spinach kale or wheat grass juice
  • mashed banana
  • any berry juice or puree
  • orange or grapefruit juice
  • celery juice
  • pineapple juice or puree
  • pomegranate juice
  • chia seeds
  • wheat germ
  • flax seeds

Instructions

  • Use a small glass measuring cup with a spout to easily pour the layers into your popsicle mold. Start with your first layer, and evenly pour a small amount into each mold. Freeze until firm. This might take 30-45 minutes.
  • Lay down the second layer, and this time, cover the top of the mold with foil, and insert your sticks right through the foil. (Use a small sharp knife to make a slit in the foil first) Freeze again until firm, and continue your layers until you fill the molds. You can do even or random layers, it's up to you.
  • To unmold the popsicles, fill your sink with hot water and immerse the mold up to, but not over, the top lip, for 15 seconds. If the pops don't slide out easily, immerse for a few more seconds.
  • Store in plastic baggies in the freezer.
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although theviewfromgreatisland.com tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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Here are some other striped popsicles,  (if I missed your favorite, link it up in the comments!) —

Mango Coconut Popsicles from Pastry Affair

Red White and Blue Berry Popsicles from TVFGI

Strawberries and Cream Popsicles from Simone Anne

Striped Tropical Popsicles from the thin chef

Layered Popsicles from Out of the Box Food

Root Beer Float Popsicles from Just Baked

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  • Reply
    dina
    June 1, 2014 at 7:39 am

    these are so cool! i love the colors.

  • Reply
    Barbara
    June 1, 2014 at 6:05 am

    I must say, I think it’s unfair that all these adorable popsicle recipes around now…when my kids were little, we just froze kool aid. I mean really, how boring is that?
    I just love this combo, Sue!

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    Linda L.
    June 1, 2014 at 4:56 am

    These look amazing and will be a great way to get some nutrition into little mouths. Also a great way to counteract the draw of the ice-cream truck which started making its summer rounds in our neighbourhood last week!

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    Matt Robinson
    May 31, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    These are a work of art, absolutely incredible!!!

  • Reply
    Neecy
    May 31, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Wow! On my list to make popsicles this summer. So many ideas and flavor combinations to think about. Who ate all of these at your house?

  • Reply
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    May 31, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    You have the layered pops down, these are beauties!

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    clare
    May 31, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Gorgeous colors!

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    Lauri
    May 31, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    I am such a smoothie girl right now. These are awesom!

  • Reply
    Charissa
    May 31, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I am so glad I found this blog! I love coming on here to read each night!

  • Reply
    Shari Kelley
    May 31, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    It has been a great week! I’ve loved all your posts. You are so creative, and I feel very inspired to try some new popsicles!

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