I’m one of those crazy moms who is always looking for more ways to get her kids to eat more veggies. My kids actually aren’t picky; they eat their veggies with usually no fuss…but that doesn’t stop me from trying to get veggies into every possible thing. Take popsicles for instance. Popsicles are not generally thought of as a healthy snack. You can make them yourself and those generally turn out healthy so long as you leave out the crazy amounts of sugar. I am fine with my kids having popsicles but I decided to take healthy popsicles one step further.

I decided to make veggie packed popsicles! Veggies in popsicles might seem crazy but what if I said I made carrot cake popsicles… not so crazy sounding anymore right? Most people love carrot cake so I doubt that carrot cake popsicles are going to be a hard sell. It definitely wasn’t hard to get my kids to try these popsicles! In fact, when it comes to popsicle requests carrot cake is on the top of the list!

As if carrot cake popsicles aren’t healthy enough, I decided to make them with milk kefir so that they supply my kids with probiotics. Talk about a healthy snack! Now if you don’t have milk kefir on hand, you can just sub in yogurt. Or if you want to ditch the probiotics all together you can just use your favorite milk. That works too. No matter what your liquid base is, these popsicles are sure to be delicious!

Probiotic Carrot Cake Popsicles - These popsicles might be packed with carrot and full of probiotics but my kids absolutely love them!

Probiotic Carrot Cake Popsicles

1 cup milk kefir or yogurt
1/2 cup chopped raw carrots
1 banana
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/16 tsp ground ginger
1 Tbs honey

Directions:
Add all ingredients to blender and whirl away. This works best with a high powered blender but should do ok in a regular blender. If you have issues with the carrots, you can grate them before tossing in the blender.

Once your mixture is the a smooth consistency (roughly, you will not likely get completely smooth texture due to the carrots), pour into your popsicle molds and place in the freezer for a few hours.

I adore these stainless steel molds but they can be pricey, in which case this set is a more affordable BPA free version.

Makes about 8 popsicles



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