When Caleb was born I was gifted these awesome Zoku popsicle molds by one of my violin students. I have been looking for fun ways to get my 7 month old to try foods. He has not really been interested in any foods at all…until now! These popsicles seemed to change that. (I think they helped him to be able to feed himself, which he definitely seems to enjoy!
You can literally make these with any fruit of your choice, and I have also JUST put a few veggie ones in the freezer in the hopes that these will encourage my tiny human to try new foods and flavors…we will see how the veggie ones go down tomorrow!
What you’ll need:
- Unsweetened Coconut Water (we love the Whole Foods brand, not from concentrate)
- Frozen or fresh fruit of your choice
- High-speed blender
- Popsicle molds (we really LOVE our Zoku molds) – you can see a quick Live Video I did on Facebook with these molds HERE
What you’ll do:
- Blend about 1/2 a cup of cubed fruit pieces with about 1/2-1 cup coconut water. Blend until smooth (or if you prefer you can leave a few small chunks)
- Pour or scoop smoothie mixture into molds,
- Place in the freezer for at least 4 hours, but I prefer leaving them overnight (the fruit pulp tends to make them softer than just freezing juice)
- Pull popsicle out of mold and enjoy!
UPDATE: I have now also made “veggie pops” with butternut and sweet potato that we pressure cooked and mashed, and then blended up with coconut water. As well as avocado and fruit popsicles that were a huge hit! (I added a 1/4 avocado in with some banana, mango, and coconut water). So far he has loved them all! 🙌🏼