Green Granola Popsicles

hand holding healthy green smoothie popsicle with crunchy granola topping

It’s sunny and 75 here this week which means we’ll be pulling out the popsicles and hitting the pool! Our kiddos have been loving these Green Granola Popsicles — our favorite Tropical Green Smoothie in a fun-to-eat frozen form.

These Green Granola Popsicles are a nutritious after-nap snack and take only 10 minutes to make. Just blend up a batch of smoothie, add a sprinkle of granola mixed with a drizzle of honey or brown rice syrup, press it into the popsicle mold, pour and freeze.

boy and girl toddlers eating healthy green smoothie popsicles

Adding real dairy milk is my favorite way to make a lot of the foods we eat more nutritious — from soups, and smoothies, to eggs, oatmeal, mac and cheese, and even popsicles. Real milk provides nine essential nutrients, including three of the nutrients most likely to be missing from kids’ diets – calcium, vitamin D and potassium.

We’re fortunate to always have a fresh gallon in the fridge, but many kiddos may miss out on milk’s nutrition this summer when they lose access to free or reduced-price meal programs at school. While some programs like the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program help to deliver meals when school is out, the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program do not reach children during summer.

Food banks also provide critically needed nourishment – including milk – to millions of Americans, but it’s often difficult to meet demand. On average, food banks are only able to provide the equivalent of less than one gallon of milk per person per year.

healthy green smoothie popsicles with crunchy granola topping

We’re teaming up with the dairy community and Feeding America to donate fresh milk to children and families in need in our community. Every time we use milk in June, the kiddos make a small donation to our “milk jar”. It’s fun, but also a great opportunity to teach our littles about kindness, generosity, and the importance of giving back.

boy and girl toddlers eating healthy green smoothie popsicles

At the end of the month, we’ll make our “milk jar” donation at, which will provide fresh milk to our local Feeding America food banks.

If you want to give back too, head to Even a small donation can make a big impact. Just $5 can deliver fresh milk to children and families who need it most right in your community.

Special thanks to Milk Life for sponsoring this important message and giving our family the opportunity to give back.

A Quick Weaning Update

Happy October, friends! With Inès’ first birthday just a few weeks away, we’re down to the weaning wire over here. YAAASSS! A quick update on how this whole 8-Week Weaning Plan is going: SCHEDULE Last week I tweaked my 8-Week Weaning Plan just a bit, mostly to maximize sleep.  Instead of dropping the morning pump +

Continue Reading

My 8-Week Weaning Plan After 1 Year of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding. We’ve had a good go, but after 10 months, I think it’s safe to say Inès and I are both starting to lose interest. She has become utterly bored with nursing and prefers the speed and ease of drinking from a bottle, not to mention being able to look at all of the exciting things

Continue Reading

Spicy Habanero Ginger Beer Margarita

Happy almost Cinco de Mayo, amigos! How about a spicy Habanero Ginger Beer Margarita this morning? I know it’s early — and it’s early in the week — but in honor of my favorite Mexican holiday this weekend, I kinda feel like spicing things up today. If you’ve never had a spicy margarita before, this is the

Continue Reading

Tropical Green Smoothie Bowl

Special thanks to the National Milk Life Campaign for sponsoring this delicious recipe. Having a baby will make you realize just how many things you can do with one hand. Some recent one-handed accomplishments I’m particularly proud of include replying to emails, washing and drying a load of laundry, putting on pants and making myself

Continue Reading

Thoughts on Having a Sick Child

When you have a child in the hospital, time stands still. Your entire world comes to a halt. Your to-do list suddenly looks ridiculous. Emails go unanswered. Laundry piles up. Food spoils in the fridge. You forget to tell your spouse you love them after communicating the details of the day when trading shifts at

Continue Reading