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Rainbow Popsicles

Cool off this summer with these easy-to-make, colorful treats.

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If I know one thing, it is that kids love rainbows and kids love popsicles—ok, that’s more than one thing. I’m sure you’re also aware that all of us—kids and grownups alike—first eat with our eyes, so anything that is visually appealing is hard to pass up. I first saw versions of these beautiful creations on the internet, and I was excited to try them out.

To make them, start by blending various combinations of fruits and veggies with yogurt, honey, and lemon juice. To create the colors use strawberries (red), peaches (orange), spinach (green – and I promise, you barely taste the vegetable here), and blueberries (blue). Each layer is distinctly flavorful, and the creamy yogurt base keeps them from melting too quickly. Once poured into the molds, everything swirls together to develop a lovely rainbow of colors that is as nutritious as it is delicious.

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Ingredients

Makes 22 popsicles
Blue Layer
Green Layer
Red Layer
Orange Layer

Directions

Process each layer separately in a high-powered blender until smooth. Pour the mixtures into 3-ounce ice pop molds, alternating the colors. Top with a lid, and insert craft sticks. Freeze for 8 to 12 hours.

Siriously Important: When pouring the mixtures in the popsicle molds, it’s helpful to think about which mixtures are thicker than others. Alternate thick and thin mixtures so that they don’t blend colors too much. Also, stir the blueberry mixture before pouring into the molds. The pectin will start to make it gel a little if it sits too long.

Siriously Simple: If you don’t want to make 22 popsicles, swirl the leftover mixture in a glass and drink it as a smoothie or prepare it as a smoothie bowl.

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