Mermaid Chia Seed Popsicles

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A fun Mermaid recipe to get kids enjoying two great superfoods! These Mermaid Popsicles can be made several different ways, depending on your kids’ preferences. Our two favorites are blueberry chia seed popsicles or blue spirulina chia seed popsicles.

A healthy popsicle recipe for kids, these Mermaid Popsicles can be made three different ways! A fun summer recipe for a Mermaid party

Mermaid Popsicle Recipe

It is so incredibly easy to eat healthy in the summer.

Fresh fruit is readily available and the heat makes overindulging in greasy junk food so unappetizing. Plus, if you’re home more often with the kids, it’s a great time to experiment with new recipes and food prep.

The summer really is the best time to try out new healthy recipes, like our mermaid chia seed popsicles!

You can achieve the blue color in a few different ways, and if you look closely at these popsicles you can see that we experimented a bit.

  • Pureed blueberries
  • Blue spirulina
  • Blue Jell-O (or natural brand alternative)
  • Blue food dye

Personally, I think the pureed blueberries are the way to go taste-wise for most kids, but if your kids like blue spirulina this recipe is a great way to incorporate the superfood into their day. (Stick to just a teaspoon – spirulina is naturally bitter and too much can get overpowering.) I’ve provided recipes for both methods below, so choose what works for you.

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Mermaid Chia Seed Popsicle Ingredients

For the blueberry version:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups full-fat yogurt

For the blue spirulina version:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon blue spirulina powder
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups full-fat yogurt

Tip: be sure to use a great-quality blue spirulina powder, as cheaper versions can take on a fishy flavor. Spirulina is bitter like black tea.

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • 3 small bowls
  • Popsicle mold
  • Measuring cups and spoons

How to Make Mermaid Popsicles

For the blueberry version:

In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup of the milk and chia seeds. Allow to sit for 20 minutes as you prepare the other ingredients.

Place the blueberries and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally as you simmer for 5 minutes, until the blueberries start to break down into a jam. When soft enough to mash completely, remove from heat and cool.

Combine the mashed blueberries with one cup of yogurt. Add 1/4 cup of milk to thin out.

Combine the vanilla extract with the remaining cup of yogurt. Add 1/4 cup of milk to thin out.

In a random fashion, add scoops of the chia seed mixture, blueberry-yogurt mixture, and vanilla-yogurt mixture to the popsicle molds. You may want to use a popsicle stick to swirl the mixture together slightly, but don’t overdo it.

Freeze for 4 hours or ovenight.

 

For the blue spirulina version:

In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup of the milk and chia seeds. Allow to sit for 20 minutes as you prepare the other ingredients.

Combine the blue spirulina with one cup of yogurt and one tablespoon of honey. Add 1/4 cup of milk to thin out.

Combine the vanilla extract with the remaining cup of yogurt and honey. Add 1/4 cup of milk to thin out.

In a random fashion, add scoops of the chia seed mixture, blue spirulina-yogurt mixture, and vanilla-yogurt mixture to the popsicle molds. You may want to use a popsicle stick to swirl the mixture together slightly, but don’t overdo it.

Freeze for 4 hours or ovenight.

 

Pin this Blue Spirulina Chia Seed Popsicle recipe:

A healthy Mermaid recipe for kids, these Mermaid Chia Seed Popsicles can be made three different ways (blue spirulina, blueberries, or even just blue jello!)

Grab your free printable for our blueberry chia seed popsicle recipe:

Yield: 6 popsicles

Blueberry Chia Seed Popsicles

Blueberry Chia Seed Popsicles
Prep Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups full-fat yogurt

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup of the milk and chia seeds. Allow to sit for 20 minutes as you prepare the other ingredients.
  2. Place the blueberries and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally as you simmer for 5 minutes, until the blueberries start to break down into a jam. When soft enough to mash completely, remove from heat and cool.
  3. Combine the mashed blueberries with one cup of yogurt. Add 1/4 cup of milk to thin out.
  4. Combine the vanilla extract with the remaining cup of yogurt. Add 1/4 cup of milk to thin out.
  5. In a random fashion, add scoops of the chia seed mixture, blueberry-yogurt mixture, and vanilla-yogurt mixture to the popsicle molds. You may want to use a popsicle stick to swirl the mixture together slightly, but don't overdo it.
  6. Freeze for 4 hours or ovenight.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 89mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 7g

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Grab your free printable for our blue spirulina popsicle recipe:

Blue Spirulina Popsicles

Blue Spirulina Popsicles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon blue spirulina powder
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups full-fat yogurt

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup of the milk and chia seeds. Allow to sit for 20 minutes as you prepare the other ingredients.
  2. Combine the blue spirulina with one cup of yogurt and one tablespoon of honey. Add 1/4 cup of milk to thin out.
  3. Combine the vanilla extract with the remaining cup of yogurt and honey. Add 1/4 cup of milk to thin out.
  4. In a random fashion, add scoops of the chia seed mixture, blue spirulina-yogurt mixture, and vanilla-yogurt mixture to the popsicle molds. You may want to use a popsicle stick to swirl the mixture together slightly, but don't overdo it.
  5. Freeze for 4 hours or ovenight.

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These mermaid popsicles are perfect for getting kids to enjoy the benefits of chia seeds, along with one of two great superfoods: spirulina or blueberries!

For more fun mermaid ideas for kids, check out our DIY Mermaid Shoebox Theatre or our Mermaid Suncatchers (with free printable).

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