Hello! This summer in Hong Kong I have spent my time creating a myriad of popsicles and ice creams to beat the heat and humidity. All my popsicles are sugar free, made with lots of fruit and some coconut milk or yogurt. These Rainbow smoothie popsicles I have made are dedicated to fruits, vegetables and their vibrant colours which are packed with powerful antioxidants and bioflavonoids!
Fruits and vegetables are nature’s healing and health promoting gifts. Their vibrant colours and pigments are made up of plant based anti-oxidants which play a role in maintaining healthy skin, hair and eyes, prevent skin damage and early ageing. It also helps boost energy and mood levels. It’s most important function is fighting against inflammation. Western diet and busy desk jobs has been a major cause for inflammation from the food we eat-such as processed, refined fast foods to the foods we do not eat-whole grains, nuts and seeds, fruits, vegetables and greens. Inflammation is the leading cause of cancer, arthritis, heart disease, dementia and Alzheimers. Anti oxidants and bio flavonoids are naturally found in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, whole grains, herbs, spices and teas. Hence eating a Rainbow of food everyday means eating a range of vibrant fruits, vegetables and greens. The more colourful the better! Hence not only do my fun Rainbow smoothie popsicles help beat the summer heat, it also gives your required daily dose of good health and well being!
I made these simple rainbow smoothie popsicles using my favourite vegetables and fruits. You can make yours with your favourites or whatever is in season. The purple layer I made using a combination of beetroot and blueberries. The green layer I made using a combination of spinach and banana. The orange layer I used papaya and banana. You can also make a yellow layer using pineapple or mango with a bit of turmeric and banana. I use the banana as a simple thickener in these smoothie popsicles to ensure a creamy texture and a sweetness in flavour. Since I have used fruits as a base for these popsicles I haven’t had the need to add any sweeteners or any milk or dairy. Please try and make sure you use only organic vegetables and fruits to get the best benefits of the anti-oxidants and bio flavonoids in them rather than pesticides!
I hope you like my fun idea of sneaking vegetables and fruits to make a delicious, icy treat for the summer! These healthy popsicles are absolutely kids friendly and the little ones can also give you a hand at making these pretty yummy popsicles. They make a perfect snack or dessert. If you like this recipe for my Rainbow smoothie popsicles then do also have a read of my other healthy popsicles ideas like the Coconut Mango Chia popsicles, Blue Ombre Edible flower Popsicles and Healthy Yogurt Breakfast popsicles. Do let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments below and if you share your creations on Instagram then tag me @meghnas_ and use the #meghnas so that I can have a look at your versions!