Every morning I make a green smoothie for breakfast.  I mix it up a little, but the typical mix is 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries, 1/2 a banana, mixed power greens (spinach/kale/Swiss chard/collards), a little bit of broccoli, chia seeds, a tablespoon of flax meal, and a scoop of vanilla or chocolate protein powder.  I really like the Food Babe’s Truvani brand - SO delicious, with super clean ingredients.  I use 1-2 cups almond milk as the base.  

My son LOVES his morning smoothie (as evidenced in the pic below).  His big sister is a bit more reluctant, but finishes hers daily.  

Favorite throwback photo of Teddy at age 1.5 with smoothie face - I LOVE that he loves green smoothies so much!!

A couple of summers ago, I was playing around with Sweet’s Syrup popsicle recipes, and my daughter suggested, “Mommy, can’t you PLEASE just today make the smoothie without the greens in there? You could make popsicles and it would taste so good with your elderberry syrup in it. Just please, one day without the greens.”

So, we tried it!  We went with the Vanilla Truvani protein powder, strawberries,  banana, almond milk, a little yogurt (I prefer Kite Hill almond milk yogurt or make my own) and Sweet’s Syrup in my beloved Vitamix.  She was right!  It was delicious!  I love it when healthy and yumminess collide!  

We taste-tested it with the neighborhood kids, and got a big thumbs-up all around.

The exact recipe for me is a little tricky, because I just eyeball it and just stuff in there.  This is my best guess, and you could add a little more or little less based on your preferences!

Fill up your blender with:

1-1/2 cups of almond milk

1 scoop protein powder

1/4 cup of yogurt 

1/2 cup of strawberries (mixed berries would be good too!)

1/2 banana

2 Tablespoons of Sweet’s Elderberry Syrup

Pour the mixture into your popsicle molds, freeze and enjoy!!

Teddy finishing off his popsicle!
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