Breakfast popsicles are a fun, easy way to pack maximum nutrition into breakfast on the go. These can be made weeks ahead and stored in resealable plastic bags, and they’re infinitely versatile. Try them with yogurt for a creamy texture, or coconut or almond milk for a non-dairy variety.
Start with unsweetened ingredients when possible and add in flavorings and sweeteners to your taste for the healthiest versions.
As variations, blend in:
- whey protein powder
- peanut butter
- cocoa powder
- fresh mint
- overripe bananas
- granola for a crunchy texture
This is a chance to be creative, include your kids so they have a hand in their breakfast. For colorful popsicles blend strawberries, raspberries or blueberries into the mixture. You can even layer colors if you want to be artistic. These will be everyone’s favorite breakfast, perfect when you want a healthy, cool breakfast on the go.
- 2 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk or plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 4 tablespoons raw honey or stevia
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Fresh or frozen fruit: sliced kiwi, sliced banana, blueberries, raspberries, sliced strawberries
- Combine all of the ingredients in a blender, except the fruit, and let sit for 15 minutes so the chia seeds can reconstitute.
- After 15 minutes, blend on high for 10 seconds.
- Drop a few pieces of fruit into each popsicle mold and slowly pour in the liquid. Tap the mold
- firmly against a hard surface to encourage the liquid to fill all the nooks and crannies in and
- around the fruit. Top them off leaving 1/4-inch of head room at the top.
- Place the lid on the molds and insert popsicle sticks into each slot. Freeze for 4 hours.
- To serve, run warm water over the mold for several minutes, remove the lid, and gently pull on the popsicle stick until the popsicle loosens. You can store these in resealable plastic bags in the freezer.
- Tip: Popsicle molds and sticks can be purchased inexpensively on the Internet. In a pinch you can use small paper cups with popsicle sticks and peel them away once they are individually frozen. The drawback is that they are not reusable, so investing in a popsicle mold one time will be a long-term money saver.