Green Smoothie Pops
Serves: 10 popsicles
  • 1 ripe mango
  • ¼ ripe pineapple
  • 1 ripe banana (optional)
  • 3-6 kale leaves or other leafy greens - stems removed
  • purified water
  • maple syrup - to taste (optional)
  • 1 kiwi, peach, strawberry, etc. - sliced, for decoration (optional)
  1. Blend all ingredients, except kiwi/other sliced fruit, in a blender until very smooth, adding enough water to achieve a thick milkshake consistency.
  2. If using kiwi/other sliced fruit for decoration, arrange the slices inside ice pop molds, sticking them to the walls so they will be visible on the surface of the pops. Carefully pour or spoon the smoothie into the molds, taking care not to create large air pockets. Once full, lift and gently drop the molds on the counter several times to eliminate any air bubbles. Cover with the lid and insert wooden sticks.
  3. Freeze for 3-4 hours or overnight, until completely frozen. Let sit for 5 minutes or run hot water over the molds and the lid to remove the pops.
The amount of kale used in this recipe can greatly vary depending on the size of your kale and your preference. I like to use a whole bunch for that extra green, but 3-6 leaves is plenty.
Soak wooden popsicle sticks in water overnight for better hold.
Recipe by Golubka Kitchen at