I picked up some BPA-free plastic popsicle molds and broke out the food processor. I have a juicer too so I juiced a bunch of carrots to yield about 1 cup of carrot juice. In the food processor I blended together about 6 ounces of fresh baby spinach, two cups blueberries and a banana. Then I added the carrot juice and soon had a gross-looking slop in front of me. I poured it to almost of the top of the popsicle molds and froze them. The next day my daughter devoured hers. Fortunately the blueberry taste is what comes through the strongest, so other than being a slightly different consistency than traditional store-bought popsicles, they're not bad. Best of all, my daughter thinks she's getting a special treat!
What's great about making homemade popsicles, aside from being much healthier and knowing all the ingredients in them, is you can use up what you have on hand. Wondering what to do with that enormous watermelon you bought or looking to use up the stash of sweet potato puree in the freezer from your baby's pureed food days? No need to have fruits and veggies go to waste when you can use them to beat the heat!
Ann J. is a cloth diaper fanatic and mom to an 18-month-old girl with the cutest cloth diaper butt on the block!