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Layered Breakfast Smoothie Pops

Betty blogger Megan DeKok turns her go-to green smoothie into a wholesome, grab-and-go delight.


It’s a scorcher in here. And by “in here,” I mean my apartment. All of a sudden it’s hot, which means I can’t lollygag over the stove at breakfast time. I need a something that is cold and frozen and can easily be taken into the backyard for my morning zen-session. And while smoothies are great, they can be a little bit fussy, especially when you’re in a hurry. Layered-Breakfast-Smoothie-Pops_01
These freezer pops boast all the goodness of a balanced breakfast smoothie, but are easy to make ahead of time. And since one batch makes 10 pops, investing a little time to make them will pay off for a while. To start, gather your ingredients: berries, Yoplait Greek vanilla yogurt, chopped pineapple and a banana. To up the wholesome factor, I created one layer with Green Giant Veggie Blend-Ins 100% Spinach Purée. Made with one ingredient (spinach, of course!), this shelf-stable pack of goodness is a simple way to up the nutrition in these fruity pops. Layered-Breakfast-Smoothie-Pops_02
Then, dust off your blender or food processor and get to blending! I like to combine each flavor combo separately to create a striped look. If you don’t care about that, then simply blend all the ingredients together. It’ll be one odd-looking color (but utterly delicious in taste). To create pretty layers in these pops, I used a funnel to keep the sides of the molds clean. And I also made sure to let each individual layer set in the freezer ‘til firm. No need to let these stripes intermingle before it’s time, right? Layered-Breakfast-Smoothie-Pops_03
Although these pops are delicious for breakfast, they’re equally yummy as an afternoon pick-me-up, pre- or post-run fuel or even for dessert. When it comes to feel-good food, it’s OK to think outside of the box! Layered-Breakfast-Smoothie-Pops_04

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