Peace Popsicles

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We have another popsicle recipe to help you enjoy summer! Plus, I know that all the mothers out there will really enjoy this one for their kiddos!

If you were ever looking for a super healthy popsicle recipe, packed with well.. healthy stuff, look no further.

Can you spy the secret ingredient?

Peace Popsicles | thefirstyearblog.com
CARROTS! But carrots aren’t the only secret ingredient. There is only good stuff in this recipe.

Steamed carrots, strawberries, mango, and banana all naturally sweetened with coconut sugar.

I must have looked like a crazy health food addict trying to find the coconut sugar in my grocery store. I had a bit of trouble because they placed it on the very top shelf, but I’ve learned to work around my lack of height. You either..

A- Stand on your tip toes, waving your hands on the shelf trying to reach the item
B- Grab another item from the store to help you scoop/scoot the item closer to you
C- Ask a stranger for help

Are any of you in a similar predicament as me? What’s your go-to method? Do you bring a stool with you to the store? Ha.

I did the awkward stand on your tip toes waving your hands method. It worked because I came home with coconut sugar.

Peace Popsicles | thefirstyearblog.com
At first, I really didn’t want to buy the coconut sugar.. but putting regular sugar in these popsicles would have defeated the whole purpose of these peace popsicles.

All natural & healthy. I mean if you’re putting carrots in popsicles you might as well use a less refined sugar to sweeten them up naturally.

I mean who puts steamed carrots in popsicles anyways? This girl!

Peace Popsicles | thefirstyearblog.com

Peace Popsicles

Total Time: 5 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: 6-8 popsicles

Ingredients

  • 3 carrots, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 whole mango, chopped
  • 1/2 banana
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Steam the carrots until they are soft.
  2. Puree the carrots, strawberries, mango and banana in a food processor or blender.
  3. Add the coconut sugar and water, and blend once more to combine.
  4. Pour this mixture into a popsicle mold, following the instructions on your mold.
  5. Allow the popsicles to freezer for 4-5 hours before removing.
  6. Once set, place the popsicle mold in several inches of room temperature water to help loosen the popsicles. The mold only needs to be in the water for several seconds. You can always re-dip if necessary.
  7. Once the popsicles have been removed, wrap the extras in plastic wrap and store in the freezer for later use.
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Peace Popsicles | thefirstyearblog.com
If you are looking for a simple popsicle mold, I use and recommend the Norpro Ice Pop Marker from Amazon.

More popsicle recipes – Mocha Banana Popsicles and Pink Girl Popsicles
Popsicles | thefirstyearblog.com

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32 Responses to “Peace Popsicles”

  1. Becca from ItsYummi! — June 7, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I absolutely LOVE recipes that step outside of the box! (My green tea gnocchi is proof of that) This is a fabulous recipe!

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 7, 2014 at 4:17 pm

      Oh Becca, I’ll have to check that one out!

  2. Love these Beth! I’ve definitely never tried carrots in a popsicle but I think it sounds pretty delicious. Yum!

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 8, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      Best part – you can’t even taste them!

  3. Matt Robinson — June 8, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Love the carrots in these! We add them to our smoothies and the boys don’t even know it:)

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 8, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      I agree, I love adding tons of veggies to my smoothies – somehow my brain didn’t connect that smoothies and popsicles are pretty much the same thing so I could pack veggies into my popsicles!

  4. Jess @ Sweet Menu — June 8, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Carrots? No way! You are the popsicle queen!

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 8, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      Haha, the secret ingredient!!

  5. Hristina — June 8, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Wonderful recipe will definitely try.

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 8, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      I hope you enjoy it!

  6. Trish - Mom On Timeout — June 8, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    These popsicles look SO yummy Beth! I can’t believe you packed all that goodness into these frozen treats! Pinned!

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 8, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      We could fool any kiddo with these popsicles!

  7. Bismah — June 9, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Such a smart idea to add in carrots. These look so delicious and refreshing! I will be giving these a try :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 9, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      I bet we could sneak in some more vegetables next time!

  8. What a great idea to hide carrots in them! They look and sound delicious!

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 10, 2014 at 7:02 pm

      Lindsay, thanks for coming by today!

  9. Min — June 12, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Hehe you’re so adorable, Beth! These peace popsicles sound amazing! Steamed carrots? In frozen treats? Yes please!

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 12, 2014 at 9:06 am

      I know, who know right?!

  10. These look so yummy, Beth!! And healthy! Thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us! Pinning this!

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 12, 2014 at 4:34 pm

      Well, I love partying with you Kristi!

  11. Carisa Smith — June 12, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I saw your post on the weekend re-treat. I love this idea. I’ve never made popsicles before, but I really want to try these now.

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 12, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      Hi Carisa, thanks for letting me know which party you saw me at! I would suggest getting a popsicle mold!

  12. Marjory @ Dinner-Mom — June 26, 2014 at 7:16 am

    This is the most inventive way to sneak veges into a treat that I’ve seen! Love it!

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 26, 2014 at 7:56 am

      The kids would never be able to tell!

  13. Carrots, in a popsicle!? Sounds delicious and I love how healthy they are! :) Pinned :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 27, 2014 at 8:03 am

      Now we can eat our veggies and have a popsicle too!

  14. I love this, but then again, I’ve been known to make green overnight oats (think green smoothie meets overnight oats) and sweet potatoes in smoothies.

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 27, 2014 at 6:48 am

      Brianne, those both sound amazing and completely normal to me!

  15. Melanie | Melanie Makes — June 26, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I’m the person at the store that everyone asks to help them as I’m 6′. lol And I don’t mind one bit. :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 27, 2014 at 6:47 am

      Come with me to the store? :-)

  16. I am not above sneaking extra vegetables into my boys’ diets. I’m sure they would love these popsicles!

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 27, 2014 at 6:46 am

      We’re just watching out for their health!

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