Semi-Healthy Homemade Popsicles

It’s that time of year again! Well, sort of. Today we’re back in long sleeves, which I can’t ever remember happening in May in Texas.

But on Wednesday, it was almost 90 degrees, and since Annabel and I were home from work and school because of her double pink eye, I decided it was the perfect time to pull out the popsicles that I had made for her on Monday.

I made some popsicles for her last summer, but I have to admit that those weren’t nearly as good as these! I think the secret ingredient is unsweetened applesauce. All I did was throw some fresh berries (blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries–I don’t like blueberry skins in popsicles!) into my food processor and hit go. Then I added a couple spoonfuls of applesauce and plain, unsweetened yogurt. I topped it all off with a handful of fresh spinach (why not?) and a little bit of sugar. With the applesauce, you will find that you don’t need much sugar at all as it really helps to sweeten the mixture naturally.

I let Annabel have a little taste test and she loved it so much that I ended up having to spoon some into a bowl for her before freezing the rest into our popsicle tray.

So I knew that frozen, they’d be an even bigger hit, and naturally, I was right. Ha.


No, but seriously.


She loved it, and I felt great knowing that she was getting a special treat that was pretty healthy for her. I call them “semi-healthy” because I did add a touch of sugar and of course fruit has a lot of sugar all on its own, but I think they’re a vast improvement over store-bought popsicles whose first ingredient is usually sugar.



Get in ma belly!

Yum, yum!


Though they are delicious, they are also messy when placed in little hands. You might end up with a popsicle face.


But it’s worth the clean-up!