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.
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!)
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
I’m calling it a smoothie
Unless theres a better name for a smoothie-juice hybrid.
(a juicey? a smuice?)
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
(p.s yeah I did decorate those popsicle sticks. Masking tape and white paint. That is all)
-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 🙂
- 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
- ¼ to ½ cup water
- 1 avocado, peeled + de-stoned
- Put all the ingredients, apart from the avocado, into a blender (start out with ¼ cup of water. Add up to ¼ 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)