Do you struggle with getting your kids to eat healthy? One of the best ways I have discovered to get my two year old to shove fruits and vegetables into his mouth is by camouflaging them as a treat. That’s right, rather than hand my son a pomegranate or chunk of broccoli for a snack I have had success with homemade popsicles. I have tried a variety of combinations including pureeing fruits and vegetables and adding yogurt to make a smoothie consistency then freezing them. So far he has liked them all (thank goodness)!
Take a look at this recipe for homemade orange juice and fruit popsicles. It is loaded with the nutrients that little bodies need and contains the sweetness that will motivate them to keep licking.
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Homemade Orange Juice and Fruit Popsicles
2 C. orange juice
Fresh fruit of your choice – We used sliced strawberries, whole blueberries and raspberries cut in half.
Popsicle molds – (only $1 at Dollar Tree)
Popsicle sticks (optional)
Makes 8 regular size popsicle molds (1 popsicle = 1 serving).
1. Pour ¼ C. of orange into each popsicle mold. You will only need to fill the mold about ½ way with juice as the berries will take up more room.
2. Add 3-4 of each fresh fruit filling to the top and use a butter knife (or popsicle stick) to push the fruit down. Top with a little bit more orange juice if desired.
3. Place the tops on molds and freeze.
Note: If you prefer to use popsicle sticks (as shown in the photos), simply cover each mold with a small sheet of saran wrap. Use a knife to make a slit directly in the center and place your popsicle stick through the hole. Easy!
What homemade fruit popsicle combinations do your kids enjoy? Please share in the comments.
Rita Spratlen says
Thanks for the tips. This would be a great way to get my grandson to eat some great stuff. Mixing some fruit and vegetable juice would be easy too!!
Terri S says
Ohhhhh!!! I wish I had one right now!!! They look so good!!! Thank you for sharing.
I just bought popsicle molds recently and was looking for recipes. This sounds very yummy 🙂 and it’s healthy as well.
Thank you 😀
Katie H says
Yum! These look awesome! Pinning now!
I love to make homemade popsicles for my grandchildren. Thank you for the wonderful recipe. I will be making these this summer.
Edna Williams says
What a great way to get finicky eaters to eat healthy! Thanks for sharing!
Definitely try this recipe! My kids like fruits so this popsicles will be a great treat for them.
Marie Ano says
Hope you like it! 🙂