Spinach and Banana Yogurt Drops

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When my now 1.5 year old was an infant starting solids, we had a lot of fun in the kitchen. One of my favorite recipes we created were spinach and banana yogurt drops. We blended together spinach, banana and greek yogurt, added a little more yogurt to thicken the drops, placed them on wax paper in the freezer and then had these delicious drops. The look of them reminds me of candy dots (remember those ?!). My toddler really enjoyed eating these as well. They are a lot less expensive than pre-made yogurt drops and contain few ingredients. These could even be made with smoothie leftovers or adding your favorite fruit or vegetable. I will say I like adding banana because it helps thicken the mixture and makes for a creamier product. They are really easy to create, but just note, they don’t travel well. I recommend serving them as soon as you take them out of the freezer.


Super Simple Home-Made Spinach and Banana Yogurt Drops

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana (and add your favorite fruit like frozen mango, pineapple, or berries)

  • 1 cup fresh spinach (or another vegetable like carrot or zucchini)

  • 3/4 cup + 1/4 cup (divided) plain Greek yogurt

Directions:

  1. Blend banana, spinach and 3/4 cup yogurt until mixed well.

  2. Remove from blender and place in a medium sized bowl. Add remaining yogurt and mix.

  3. Place a small dot (about 1 tsp) of mixture on wax paper. You can do this with the end of a spoon, or placing the mixture in a plastic bag, cutting off the tip of the bag and putting a dot on the paper.

  4. Place in the freezer for at least 3o minutes (more time in the freezer leads to a more frozen drop). It can be helpful to put a plate under the wax paper while freezing to give the wax paper more stability.

  5. If saving for later, once frozen, take dots off wax paper and place in a small ziploc bag. Write the product name and date on the bag to store up to 2-3 months.

Enjoy!

RecipesRachel Rothman