Smoothie Popsicles

Ruby has been my smoothie buddy since she was around two. We don’t make them as often now that she’s in school, but these smoothie popsicles are even more fun for the kids. This is a really basic recipe using what I had on hand today, but you could make these a million different ways by switching up the fruits and juice that you use.

Whenever bananas start looking too ripe I peel them, break ’em in half, and then add them to my frozen banana collection so I always have them on hand for smoothies. We also have the best popsicle molds ever. I’m not getting paid to promote them or anything, I just love how easily they unmold and the zombies are the cutest. I will say that the swords are a tad on the phallic side (especially if you’re super immature like me) so in hindsight, we should have gone with the monster or tiki molds for our second set.

No matter what kind of mold you use I can promise that these smoothie pops will be an easy and healthy-ish treat for the whole family.

Smoothie Popsicles

Serves 4 to 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 2 hours
Total time 2 hours, 10 minutes
Meal type Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold

Ingredients

  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen fruit chunks
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cups fruit juice
  • 1 handful fresh spinach (optional)

Directions

Step 1
Add all of the ingredients into your blender, and pulse until everybody's incorporated.
Step 2
Puree the hell out of it until it's completely smooth. Pour into your favorite popsicle molds and freeze for a couple hours.
Step 3
Gently remove from the molds once they're set and enjoy!
Step 4
For the sword pops I used frozen mango and pineapple chunks with orange juice.
Step 5
And for these cute little zombies I swapped out apple juice for the OJ and added a handful of fresh spinach which made them the perfect zombie color.
Step 6
And for these cute little zombies I swapped out apple juice for the OJ and added a handful of fresh spinach which made them the perfect zombie color.

Quick & Easy Asparagus Frittata Recipe

The thing I love most about frittatas is that you can pretty much add anything you want to them. We tend to use a veggie and a fresh herb. Every now and then we’ll add in bacon or another savory meat. You can also mix up the cheese with whatever you have in the fridge.

The day before I cooked this we didn’t get much green with our dinner, so I decided to go heavy on the asparagus. If you don’t just love asparagus, an entire bunch might be a bit too much, you may want to cut it in half.

One last option, you don’t have to use egg beaters in the dish. You can easily do three more eggs instead. I’d love to do it that way, but we’re trying to watch my cholesterol.

Easy Asparagus Frittata Recipe

Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Meal type Breakfast

Ingredients

  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 Egg Beaters (Use package to measure 3 eggs worth)
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 bunch Asparagus (Chopped into 1 inch pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon Rosemary (Finely Chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Swiss Cheese (Grated)

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to Broil
Step 2
Heat the butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat
Step 3
Snap the ends off of a few pieces of asparagus to feel where the bottoms should be cut off.
Snapping asparagus
Step 4
Chop the asparagus into 1 inch pieces.
Asparagus
Step 5
Cook the asparagus in the skillet for 3 minutes, tossing occasionally.
Cooking asparagus
Step 6
Combine eggs, egg beaters, salt, and pepper. Whisk it all together.
eggs
Step 7
Pour over the cooked asparagus.
Step 8
Cook for about four minutes. The bottom should completely set up and the middle should start to cook through as well.
Step 9
Sprinkle the rosemary and cheese evenly over the top. Instead of shredded swiss we only had slices, so I chopped it up into small pieces and measured out the same amount.
All Ingredients
Step 10
Place it in the oven and cook until the top is nice and golden. Make sure the center isn't giggly at all. About 6 minutes.
Cooked Frittata
Step 11
Once it's out of the oven be sure to put an oven mitt on the handle to make sure you don't accidentally burn yourself. I usually cut a slice out right away and chop it up into pieces for Wyatt. It seems like frittatas retain their heat for an eternity.