Green Smoothie Detox Pops { for #popsicleweek }

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)

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  1. 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 :(

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

    • 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)

  4. 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. ;)

    • 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 :/

  5. 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! (:

    • 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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  7. 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.

    • 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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  10. 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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  19. 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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