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.

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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
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32 comments

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

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

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

    • 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. Carrots? No way! You are the popsicle queen!

  5. Wonderful recipe will definitely try.

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

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

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

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

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

  11. 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.

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

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

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

  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.

  15. 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. :)

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

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