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Summer is in full swing, the temperatures are rising even hotter and our boys are home for summer break. Which means they are also asking for snacks between each meal, the struggle to keep them out of the pantry looking for chips and junk food is real. Today I’m sharing these amazing Strawberry Piña Colada Smoothie Pops, they are the perfect cool treat that you can feel good about giving the kids.
Last month I mentioned how I struggle with a picky eater, you can read all about it HERE and print the fun printable I created. Trying to get both my boys to eat healthy choices between meals is hard, especially during these summer months when they have more free time. I want them to have healthy choices that appeal to them, ones they will beg for instead of the typical snack foods most kids eat like chips, crackers, and sweets.
These Strawberry Piña Colada Smoothie Pops are full of amazing ingredients that I can feel good about giving them. Plus, they are super easy to make and I love that. They are the perfect summer treat.
- 2 - 16oz Containers Fresh Strawberries, pureed
- Sugar Free Coconut Syrup, you can substitute Coconut Extract if you prefer
- 1-1/2 Cups 1% Milk, you can substitute soy, almond, or coconut milk
- 1 1/4 Cups Greek Vanilla Yogurt
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Pineapple, pureed
- 2 Scoops PediaSure SideKicks Fruit & Veggie Smoothie Mix
- In a blender or food processor puree your fresh strawberries, set aside. Do this for your fresh pineapple as well.
- In a blender or food processor add 2 scoops of the PediaSure SideKicks Fruit & Veggie Smoothie Mix with 1 1/2 Cups of milk. Blend until mixed. Stir in 3 pumps of Sugar Free Coconut Syrup.
- Add 6 pumps of Sugar Free Coconut Syrup and 1/4 cup of Greek Vanilla Yogurt to your strawberry puree, just stir in to mix.
- In a small bowl mix 1 cup Greek Vanilla Yogurt and your fresh pineapple puree.
- Using a spoon carefully spoon in some of the smoothie mixture into the popsicle mold first, let it set in the freezer for 15 - 20 minutes.
- Remove mold from freezer and add fresh strawberry puree mixture to the mold, place it back in the freezer for another 15 - 20 minutes.
- Remove mold and add a layer of the Greek Yogurt and fresh pineapple puree mixture, and insert popsicle sticks. Place back in freezer for 15 - 20 minutes.
- Remove mold and add another layer of fresh strawberry puree mixture, place back in freezer for 15-20 minutes.
- Add the final layer of smoothie mixture to the top, freeze overnight before removing popsicles from mold.
- This recipe can be adapted to use coconut extract instead of syrup, if you do so please taste as you add it in small amounts until you've achieved the desired flavor.
- This recipe can make between 12-14 popsicles depending on your mold size.
- Yes, this recipe does take some time to create a layered popsicle like shown - but you can adapt it to be layered or mixed however you want.
The kids absolutely loved these popsicles, they turned out so good and tasted amazing! Since the PediaSure SideKicks Fruit & Veggie Smoothie Mix is made from real dried strawberries, bananas, apples and sweet potatoes I don’t even feel guilty about giving it to them for breakfast to mix things up when I know they are getting great ingredients. Plus one serving of the smoothie mix provides them with the equivalent of 1/4 cup fruits and 1/4 cup veggies servings that they need each day.
There are a ton of great recipe ideas for the PediaSure SideKicks Fruit & Veggie Smoothie Mix, to learn more about them head over to PediaSure for more information. Be sure to follow them on Facebook to stay up to date on fun things.
Here a 10 more healthy summer treat ideas for the kids that are perfect for summer…
Banana Split Bites | Our Family of Seven
Homemade Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups | Fifteen Spatulas
Strawberry Dole Whip | Chocolate Covered Katie
Peanut Butter Apple Nachos | Made to Be A Momma
Two-Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream | Two Peas & Their Pod
Pineapple Dole Whip | Chocolate Covered Katie
Apple Cookies | Paleo Eats & Treats
Frozen Yogurt Dots | One Good Thing by Jillee
Grape-cicles | Simply Real Moms
Yogurt Covered Raspberries | The Happy Gal
Jessica L says
What is the sweeter in the Sugar Free Coconut Syrup???
Hi Jessica, I use the Torani Sugar Free Syrup’s. It’s sweetened with Splenda. If that’s not something you’re comfortable using you can certainly use the regular version, or an extract like I mentioned in the post. Just be sure to taste as you go when adding maybe a 1/2 tsp at a time of an extract since they are stronger in flavor. 🙂 Hope that helps, thanks and have a super week!