Green Smoothie Detox Pops { for #popsicleweek }

August 12, 2013 · 96 comments in Breakfast,Ice Cream,Snacks

Green Smoothie Detox Pops { for #popsicleweek }

Green Smoothie Detox Pops { for #popsicleweek }

You may have guessed this by now:

It’s popsicle week!!!!!!!

Billy organised this super fun week of popsicley goodness where a bunch of bloggers will be making an array of frozen, joy-bringing pops and posting about them! If that doesn’t sound like fun, then I don’t know what to do with you.

You can check out the details and the full list of other bloggers over on Wit & Vinegar.

Green Smoothie Detox Pops { for #popsicleweek }

First, can I just point out that the UK Amazon has a terrible selection of popsicle moulds? I spent longer than I’d care to admit trying to figure out which would be nicest shape to photograph – it was a tough choice between the ‘sail boat’  (let’s not kid Amazon, those are shark fins), and ‘robot’ shaped ones. Can I not just get a plain rectangle!? Apparently no, so I just went with these cylindrical-ish ones (which I do like though!)

Green Smoothie Detox Pops { for #popsicleweek }

It also took me a while to figure out what to call these. I don’t have a juicer, so I couldn’t call them ‘green juice’, but I did pass the mixture through a sieve to remove the larger pieces of pulp which made it more like juice.

But then I blended in an avocado

so

I’m calling it a smoothie

Unless theres a better name for a smoothie-juice hybrid.

(a juicey? a smuice?)

 haha

And just to clarify, I don’t personally think that  juice ‘detoxes’ are a thing that is real – you literally have organs in your body that specifically function to removing toxins (HEYOOO, SHOUTOUT TO MY LIVER AND KIDNEYS!)

So why did I put it in the title? Cos I do know that there are sometimes those mornings where a cold, fresh, vitamin packed breakfast is what you need to just re-set yourself. Which is what I assume people mean when they say ‘detox’.

and also ‘detox’ and ‘pop’ kind of sound similar.

See it’s just all about fun here

Green Smoothie Detox Pops { for #popsicleweek }

(p.s yeah I did decorate those popsicle sticks. Masking tape and white paint. That is all)

 

Notes:

-The instructions for the first part of the recipe are for if you only have a blender, like me. If you do have a juicer, then just juice all the ingredients apart from the avocado, lemon, water and honey/agave. Then blend the remaining ingredients into the juice, and freeze as directed.

-The strainer juice method I found via Minimalist Baker. Yay! Thanks Dana :)

Green Smoothie Detox Pops
1 apple, cored and cut up into chunks
2 cups green grapes
juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp honey or agave
2 cups chopped kale, packed
1 cup cubed zucchini
1/4 to 1/2 cup water
1 avocado, peeled + de-stoned

Put all the ingredients, apart from the avocado, into a blender (start out with 1/4 cup of water. Add up to 1/4 cup more if you need it to get it blending) and blend until smooth.

Place a fine mesh strainer over a medium bowl. Pour the contents of the blender into the strainer and use a rubber spatula to push the juice through. Discard the pulp and rinse your blender. Pour the liquid back into the blender and add the avocado. Blend until smooth.

Divide mixture among the popsicle molds and freeze for 4-6 hours until firm (after 1 hour in the freezer, push popsicle sticks into the molds)

http://www.topwithcinnamon.com/2013/08/green-smoothie-detox-pops-for-popsicleweek.html

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{ 63 comments… read them below or add one }

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 12, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Popsicle week sounds like so much fun!! Loving this recipe!

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:17 pm

It IS isn’t it!? Thanks Katrina :)

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Belinda @themoonblushbaker August 12, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Wow a green drink I could actually get behind! I love ice lollies and can not wait for the week of popsicle post!

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:27 pm

ahaha, I know, just make dessert for breakfast acceptable one more :) Me too, they’ve all been AWESOME so far

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Kezia August 12, 2013 at 1:13 pm

These look great! Green juices/smoothies taste so much better the colder they are. I have also spent ages trying to find a proper rectangle-shaped popsicle mould. Looks like unless I want to order one from the US I will just have to live without :(

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:28 pm

mmm yes I agree! UGH it’s so frustrating trying to find one :(

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cindy August 12, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Izy, you’re like a wizard who makes green smoothies look like a freaking treat. Also, loving the cylindrical mold…may have to add one to my collection!

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:28 pm

thanks girl!! YES I think it turned out pretty well in the end :)

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Shelly August 12, 2013 at 1:28 pm

This sounds so delicious – I love that you added the avocado at the end for extra-creaminess!

Yay for popsicle week!

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Thanks Shelly! YEAHH! super creamy and awesome :)

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Malgosia August 12, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Thank you for saying that “detox” is not a thing. I just gained a million respect for you :)

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:30 pm

ahahah HIGH FIVE thanks

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Kathryn August 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm

I totally had the same thought about the poor state of popsicle moulds in this country – I see a business opportunity there. Love the idea of a detox popsicle. I need a few of these in my life.

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Totally. All I wanted was a stupid rectangular normal mould! Thanks Kathryn :)

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Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough August 12, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Look at you and your magictown painted pops! LOVE.

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:32 pm

They ARE pretty magical. Thanks girl :)

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Maria August 12, 2013 at 4:27 pm

I love this trend of sweet and savory pops. Your’s look gorgeous AND virtuous! And those sticks? Awesome.

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Thanks Maria! haha the sticks pretty much MAKE the pops to be honest ;)

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Nora (Buttercream Fanatic) August 12, 2013 at 4:28 pm

You are so right about the detoxing. But, hey, I’ll gladly take any excuse to have a popsicle for breakfast!

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Wooh, thanks Nora (p.s me too )

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Billy August 12, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Look at you using that branding like a pro! I love all of this: your craftiness, detox real talk, and your humor gots it!

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:37 pm

HELLA YES – photoshop pro?
..no not really, but I try
Thanks for organising this super cool (literally, heheheh…) week

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Sarah Crowder (punctuated. with food) August 12, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Good on you – I thought about decorating my popsicle sticks but never got around to it. Love this idea for a not-so-sweet popsicle, particularly for hot mornings.

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:38 pm

I have to admit, I only thought of decorating once the mixture was in the freezer and I was freaked out the paint wouldn’t dry in time for me to push the sticks into the moulds :/
They’re so good- totally not overwhelming (perfect for breakfast haha)

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dana August 12, 2013 at 7:50 pm

yum! thanks for the shout out friendy friend! These look YUMMAY

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:39 pm

No problemo!! Thanks for the awesome strainer juice method :D

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Erica August 12, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Beautiful as always! I just ordered some popsicle molds on amazon #sopsyched

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:40 pm

thanks Erica. Omg dude, please say you’re going to be posting a popsicle recipe…..!

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Mallory August 12, 2013 at 9:41 pm

I really like this idea, super fun!

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Thanks Mallory :)

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Marta@What should I eat for breakfast today August 12, 2013 at 10:55 pm

I pinned it as I love this idea. And these are detox pops, so cool :)

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:41 pm

aww thanks so much Marta :D

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Ileana August 13, 2013 at 12:21 am

My boyfriend just made avocado smoothies for breakfast a couple weeks ago. He will love these pops! Thanks!

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:42 pm

mmmm sounds yummay :) thank you !

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Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts August 13, 2013 at 12:29 am

I feel healthy looking at these pictures .. yum!

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:43 pm

ahahah they’re just THAT virtuous, right?

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Barbara August 13, 2013 at 1:56 am

What’s the typeface of the green “detox pops” line, if you don’t mind me asking?

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:53 pm

District Pro :)

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Katie August 13, 2013 at 11:36 am

These look awesome! Love the colour!

Katie <3

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:44 pm

yay thanks Katie :)

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autumn August 13, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Hahaha! “Those mornings.” I love your painted sticks too.

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:44 pm

yessss ;)
haha
thanks Autumn :)

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Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) August 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm

You fancy thing you — painting popsicle sticks! Love it.

Detox smoothie pops for the win!

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:45 pm

I put too much effort into some things haha
Thanks Laura :D

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petal and plume August 13, 2013 at 5:23 pm

these look excellent, thanks so much for sharing!
xx

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:45 pm

thanks for visiting!

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Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper August 13, 2013 at 6:00 pm

LOVE the idea of turning these into popsicles!

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:45 pm

thanks Melanie!

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phi August 13, 2013 at 10:24 pm

This is a great idea. {sorry, just had to echo everyone in agreement}

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:46 pm

hahah thank you!

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Alexandra @ Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker August 14, 2013 at 12:53 am

Haha soo sailboat/shark fin/robot popsicle molds… hello Amazon, what?! But hey, I guess it all worked out, and I love the photos – proof that sometimes no props is the way to go. Also, THANK YOU for decorating your popsicle sticks, because that sounds like something I would do… now I know I’m not 100% crazy. ;)

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:47 pm

I KNOW what are they doing!? Get your priorities sorted Amazon, GAHD.
Thanks Alexandra, and now I feel better too – I always think I’m the crazy person who goes overboard with the crafts sometimes :/

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carey August 14, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Hehe! Cleanses and detoxes are so funny. I tried that lemonade + grade B maple syrup + cayenne pepper cleanse thing once many years ago. (Inspired by a particularly rich meal I ate that actually made my hands feel numb, and then I freaked out.) I only made it about 48 hours in before I was ready to punch a baby in the face for a bucket of fries, and that was enough of that.

I am so into green smoothie things though. I have never tried zucchini in one, and that needs to be remedied! And darn UK Amazon’s pop mold selection. (The US Amazon selection was pretty sad when I was shopping for some a couple years ago, but I’ve noticed a lot more neat shapes recently.) I do love the look of the cylindrical ones, but they are such a pain to work with if you want to lay them on their sides on a flat surface. Painting the sticks was a totally rad idea! (:

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:50 pm

oh man, I haven’t tried the straight up cleanse but I’ve made cayenne spiced lemonade and I really liked it but I cannot even imagine trying to survive for more than 3 hours on it!!! I get so angry when I’m hungry too haha

I was looking for anything green to chuck in and saw zucchini so I just thought ‘yeah why not?’. It’s a good way to get rid of all the overgrown zucchini we have from the allotment atm too. YES omg but luckily these were melting FAST so they ended up flat on one side ahahah

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Elizabeth August 14, 2013 at 9:50 pm

What?? I love these! My mouth is puckering delightedly just thinking about them. Love the sticks and the molds, too!

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Ahh thanks Elizabeth! :) ))

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Emily August 15, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Yay for popsicle week! I’ve been digging the green breakfast smoothie for a while and I’ll have to jump on these. Also, your painted pop sticks are insanely cute.

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Izy August 15, 2013 at 11:52 pm

Yay indeed! :D omg yes, also if you get tired of them in popsicle form –> cut them off the sticks and blend them into a slushy. SO GOOD.

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amy August 18, 2013 at 8:37 pm

WHOA you’re a genius, never thought to turn it into a popsicle :D

http://yummei.blogspot.co.uk

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ThisBakerGirlBlogs August 20, 2013 at 9:20 am

These look delicious! Popsicle moulds always bring back sweet childhood memories. Sadly we don’t own any anymore … will have to run out and get some!!
P.S. Just discovered your blog through Pastry Affair … and I’m never leaving! :D

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Dena August 23, 2013 at 9:43 pm

These look so delicious and like so much fun! I think I’ll add a pinch of cayenne when I make mine….Can’twait.

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Tiffany September 6, 2013 at 4:07 pm

I’m curious why you wouldn’t want to leave the pulp in the pops? Why waste all the fiber and nutrients?

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Nik October 8, 2013 at 5:13 pm

I just found your sit and I REALLY hope you see this comment. I just fell in LOVE with your site and you! I’m 17 as well (with nowhere near as much talent, honestly you floor me). But also you mentality amazes me. It’s so easy to fall down a rabbit hole and you haven’t/ You have an incredible light and I couldnt agree more about the detox thing! We have our organs TO elminate waste! I always got so confused with people doing juice fasts, they make no sense! But to be such a strong teen and live a normal, trualy healthy balnced life is amazing. you are such an inspiration. I can’t tell you how cool it is to find a 17 year old who is just happy with themself and not on a diet and enjoying life. ps im making your angel food cake, it looks amazing! but i do have to ask, you actually eat your recipes right? haha i know thats weird but some bloggers dont!

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