National Smoothie Day is here! Funny, I had no idea it existed last year, but now that I have a Vitamix, it might as well be National Smoothie Day – every day. Buying a Vitamix is a big deal. I put it off for a while because it's quite a financial investment for a kitchen appliance, but the minute I saw my husband throw some spinach into the blender, I knew we had a game changer in front of us. He’s a meat and potatoes kind of guy. I’m sure you know the type ;)
We are officially a smoothie household.
Then my creative side has to come out, of course. Let me explain. I saw these Unicorn Pop Molds at Williams Sonoma and I knew I had to have them. You see, I was obsessed with unicorns when I was a kid. How about into my early twenties...? Not in a Dodge Ball movie sort of way, but close. I
had have an entire collection of them from growing up.
Fast forward to last week. I wanted my smoothies and popsicles, too, so the idea was born: Unicorn Smoothie Pops! Popsicles are the perfect summer cool-me-down and since they are smoothie style, they’re healthy too. Plus, I don’t add any sugar to this recipe. I wanted to step things up notch with the “magical” element, so I added some Unicorn Dust. Well okay, it’s not exactly Unicorn Dust, but I’m pretending like it is, so please feel free to play along with me. It’s actually Cake Craft White Pearl Dust, which I also got at Williams Sonoma – totally edible and super fun.
Want to know how I got the horns to be a different color that the body? I used the fresh pineapple! Take about a 1 inch piece of firm pineapple and cut it into a triangle (slightly diagonal) and then pop it into the horn part of the Unicorn Pop Mold.
These Unicorn Smoothie Pops require only 4 ingredients: Coconut Milk (I used organic), pineapple, orange juice and strawberries. The result? Dreamy and delicious. Trust me on this. Or just follow my recipe below and make them for yourselves or your kids – they’ll love them! I hope you have a great summer, and don’t forget to chill out with these popsicles.
1. Add ingredients in the order listed to a Vitamix. Press the smoothie function. Otherwise, just use the manual knob or other blender settings to mix until desired texture.
2. Tom make the horns, take about a 1 inch piece of firm pineapple and cut it into a triangle (slightly diagonal) and then pop it into the horn part of the Unicorn Pop Mold,
3. Use a small pitcher if possible (or something with a spout to avoid spilling) and pour until the Unicorn Pop Molds until they are full. Freeze for 6 hours or overnight.
4. Once frozen, pop out. If you want to add “unicorn dust,” use a tiny sifter (like one for loose tea) and hover it over the mane of the unicorn pop. Sprinkle desired amount of Cake Craft White Pearl Dust on them.5. Enjoy immediately!