one of the things we try to do often, is involve the kids in the kitchen when we make food! i know i’ve talked about it before, but i think kids are so able and willing at a young age to help, and i want to help them feel comfortable in the kitchen, since it’s one of the things i’ve struggled with most over the years, to not be intimidated by cooking and meal prep.
since it’s warmer out now (FINALLY!), we’ve been making popsicles. i bought this mold last summer which was a life saver as conrad began teething, and we’ve been enjoying it now with the older kids, too. what i love about making our own pops, is that we know exactly what goes inside them, and can stuff them with some good stuff like vegetables!
4 packets of frozen acai (about 3.5 ounces per pack, 100 grams. we use sambazon brand, which is available at most grocery stores)
1 extra large kale leaf
1 1/2 cups unsweetened original almond milk
freeze in a popsicle mold until hard. we like this mini pop mold the best.
washing the kale!
acai packets that second as bunny ears, naturally. ;)
here’s a tip that took me a few months to figure out, but you can break the frozen acai packs into small pieces by bending the ends down, which makes it easier to get them out of the pouches and easier to mix into the smoothie!
josh is so great at leading all things kitchen-wise in our home. thankful he enjoys it so much, since i’m not as great in there (although i’m getting so much better!)
these guys have their recipes down so well for our morning smoothies and now for popsicles! they know all the steps and could probably do it without us, haha!
can’t get over those tiny feet!
conrad, so happy to be included!
conrad’s job is to press the start button! and then he likes to hold onto the blender, which is also an important job. ;)
and then, we always clap! because pushing the button and holding the blender are very tough jobs, and we are so proud of conrad!!! and he is proud of himself too!
his latest trick is holding up his pointer finger and trying to say the word, “ONE!” whenever we say, “conrad, how old are you?!” it’s super sweet.
our professional taste tester!
spooning the pops into their molds!!!
and a few hours later! we have POPSICLES! teeny ones that don’t melt everywhere and it’s cool to have more than one because they are so small!
hope you enjoy!
ps – homemade sno cones we made last summer with some yummy (healthier) topping recipes!