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
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)