Strawberry-Beet Popsicles (or Smoothies)

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Strawberry Beet Popsicles

I’ve said it before and I will say it again: my kids will eat basically anything if I puree it and put it in popsicle form.

Spinach? Yep. Mango? Uh huh. Flax seed, chia seed, coconut oil, coconut milk, carrots – basically anything healthy that they normally won’t touch, they will eat in frozen form!

I finely shredded a beet for Sweet Beet Cookies and had a little bit leftover. I decided to dump it in my Vitamix and add frozen strawberries for a fun, richly red freezer pop. Seriously, the beet gives these a really gorgeous color and an added punch of folate, vitamin C, and potassium, among other nutrients.

I used homemade almond milk in these because we have David off dairy at the moment, but you could definitely use any kind of milk or yogurt you want. Enjoy!

Strawberry-Beet Popsicles (or Smoothies)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 4 smoothies or about 8 popsicles

Strawberry-Beet Popsicles (or Smoothies)

Ruby-red popsicles with boosts of nutrition from some shredded beet and chia seed.

Ingredients

  • 2 c. frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 c. shredded raw red beet
  • 1 1/2 c. almond milk or other milk
  • 1 tsp. chia seed (optional)
  • 1/2 a ripe banana
  • water as needed

Instructions

Add all ingredients except water to a high-powered blender. Blend until completely smooth, adding water if needed for it to blend smoothly. Serve as is or freeze in popsicle molds.

Notes

If you make this with fresh strawberries and want to serve as a smoothie, you will need to add ice for the proper frozen texture. If you are making it into popsicles, it doesn't matter if it's more liquidy than icy.

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