You had me at “breakfast ice pops.” That was what my kids’ faces said when I announced what we’d be eating for breakfast tomorrow and told them we’d be whipping up a batch together. I got the idea from the Little Global Chefs website, and it really is ingenious — a popsicle with all sorts of healthy breakfast staples in it, like yogurt and fruits. Maybe you could even send the kids out to the backyard to eat it so there’s no mess to clean up afterwards!
Here’s the recipe, adapted from Little Global Chefs.
Breakfast Ice Pops
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 handful fresh or frozen blueberries
1 handful fresh or frozen pineapple
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup kefir, milk or fruit juice
3 tablespoons chia seeds
1 cup Greek yogurt
1. Place all the fruit in a blender (if using frozen fruit, you may need to thaw it first). Add the kefir, milk or fruit juice and the chia seeds. Blend until everything’s smooth, and set aside.
2. Spoon about 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt into each well of an ice pop mold (Dixie cups and popsicle sticks can be used in place of a mold).
3. Pour your blended mixture into each well, over the Greek yogurt.
4. Freeze for 6 hours or until completely frozen. Enjoy!
Little Global Chefs is an awesome resource if you’re looking for kid-friendly recipes that’ll help you put an end to picky eating. Check out our past interview with the local moms who founded the site.