These tropical carrot popsicles are easy to make and a delicious way to get veggies in during those hot summer months.
I considered calling this recipe “Everything But the Kitchen Sink Carrot Cake Pops”, as that was pretty much my approach to making them this morning. As it is Friday, the fridge and produce basket are looking depressingly empty. Yet, I refuse to hit the grocery store or farmer’s markets before Saturday. I could easily go broke buying all the odds and ends I want to have at the end of a grocery cycle, but I have learned that eating clean on a budget means being creative and using what you have. A happy side effect of this approach is that accidental and tasty recipes are born. This moring, I had a happy accident in my blender.
I actually made this blend as our morning smoothie. My husband wasn’t home to enjoy his, as he had to work overnight, so I poured the extra smoothie into popsicle molds. I really hate how smoothies taste after they sit in the fridge for a few hours, so this is what I often do with smoothie leftovers. They are excellent to have on hand for when you have a sweet craving and my daughter loves them for dessert.
Other veggie-loaded frozen treats to keep you cool…
- Green Smoothie Nice Cream (vegan & Paleo)
- Radically Red Smoothie Pops
- Super Healthy Fudge Pops (with added veggies!)
- Watermelon Cucumber Popsicles
- Spinach Pineapple Smoothie
Tropical Carrot Popsicles
- popsicle mold
- 1 can coconut milk or 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 cup diced carrot
- 1 medium banana ripe
- 1/2 cup mango chunks
- 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
- honey to taste, optional
- Add carrots and coconut milk to blender and pulse until carrot is totally pureed.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend until very smooth. Taste and add honey if desired.
- Portion mixture out between popsicle molds. Insert popsicle sticks.
- Freeze for about 4 hours or until solid. Enjoy.
The nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and may vary based on the product type, servings and other factors. If you are following a diet, please consult with a professional nutritionist or your doctor. Stay healthy!