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Gluten-free good for you spinach ice pops!

Why are they “good for you?” Because they have spinach in them. More raw spinach than I could convince my kids to eat if I promised a pony would walk up our driveway. Yes, my kids eat vegetables. They know “food from the earth” is healthy, but sometimes, they need a little convincing. This time, there was no gentle encouragement to finish-your-veggies. No. As they were moved into the freezer, all 3 of of my brood were begging for their fun green ice pops. Begging to eat their veggies. Pleading for spinach. Couldn’t wait. Oh, the sweet, sweet satisfaction! #winformom.

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 cups of baby spinach
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup of mango juice
  • 1.5 cups of gluten free almond milk
  • 1 thinly sliced kiwi

Here’s what to do:

Throw everything but the kiwi in a blender until it’s liquified. Place the kiwi slices in the bottom of the ice pop molds. Pour the mix into the ice pop molds. Freeze, eat, enjoy! Have left over mix? It’s a fantastic smoothie.

Here’s what the process looked like with my 3 little helpers:

The ingredients:

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The ingredients with one of my helpers, ready to go to the lake:

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Add it all minus the kiwi, and blend!

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Add the sliced kiwi…

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And voila!

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