Berry Banana Breakfast Popsicles


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(Note: this post was originally published on July 30, 2020. It has since been updated with a few tweaks.)

Popsicles for Breakfast??

Yes indeed, this is a post about breakfast-appropriate healthy popsicles. All of your wildest childhood dreams have come true; this recipe gives you complete permission to have popsicles for breakfast.

Why a breakfast popsicle? Other than the fact that these are adorable and fun, they're also a great way to jump-start your morning with whole-food ingredients. Made from banana and berries of your choice, and with the option to add some protein and crunch, these easy freezer treats make for a wholesome breakfast. These vegan popsicles are sure to be a hit, even if you have kids who are more interested in sugary cereal than produce at breakfast time. They're wonderful for adults too, and would be really fun at a brunch party.

These breakfast popsicles are easy and fast to make. Just blend up the ingredients and pour the mixture into popsicle molds (small paper cups will work great too, if you don't have molds). Freeze for an hour, insert popsicle sticks, freeze overnight, and you have yourself the perfect, light, refreshing, and portable summery breakfast.

Pink and purple colored breakfast popsicles made from berries and banana

Healthy Popsicle Inspiration

You might be wondering where this unique idea came from. It's all thanks to Arealles Ortiz, founder of Curly Girl Pops. Arealles combines her passion for frozen treats with her nutrition background (she has a BS in Nutrition and Food Sciences) to create a rainbow of nourishing, delicious, and vegan popsicles that are made with whole-food ingredients. Check out her website and Instagram feed (@CurlyGirlPops) for healthy popsicle inspiration.

The idea for breakfast popsicles, as well as the recipe below, came from Arealles. We wanted to team up to bring you a popsicle that was easy to make at home, good for the body, and unexpected.

(Note: after this post was published, these cute, morning-appropriate, vegan popsicles were featured by our local paper, Seven Days! You can read the article here. It was part of their "Home on the Range" series, in which the food writers choose a recipe to make and share).

A healthy vegan breakfast popsicle on a platter with fruit

Breakfast Popsicle Variations

You can really personalize this healthy popsicle recipe to suit your tastes and diet. For the popsicles themselves, use your favorite type of berry or a mixture of numerous types. Add some yogurt for more protein. Feel free to omit the maple syrup to keep this treat entirely fruit-sweetened. To make them more unique, add cinnamon, fresh ginger, or fresh herbs for an unexpected pop of flavor.

Want to make these vegan popsicles feel extra special? You can dip the finished popsicles in yogurt (as shown in the photos throughout) or drizzle them with nut butter (see below), and then roll them in granola, chopped nuts, chia seeds, or any other crunchy toppings. Especially if you'll be making these for a brunch party this season, dressing them up with dips, drizzles, and toppings can make them feel celebration-worthy.

Pink-colored vegan popsicle dipped in creamy yogurt

Ingredients and Substitutions

Here's what you'll need for this vegan popsicle recipe, as well as some thoughts, tips, and possible substitutions. If you make any substitutions or exciting additions, we'd love to hear about it in the comments section below.

  • Frozen berries. Use one kind or a mixture. In season, you can pick and freeze local, fresh berries.
  • Frozen banana
  • Unsweetened plant-based milk. Use what you have on-hand, or even water in a pinch. A thicker milk, like soy, will yield a creamier popsicle. If you omit the milk, add a dollop of yogurt to compensate.
  • Maple syrup. Feel free to omit this if you want an entirely fruit-sweetened pop. You could also use honey instead, or even blend a date or two into the mix.
  • Optional add-ins. Feel free to add cinnamon, fresh ginger, fresh herbs, a dollop of unsweetened yogurt, a dollop of your favorite nut butter, etc.
  • Optional toppings: If desired, dip or drizzle these healthy popsicles in unsweetened yogurt or nut butter, then roll them in granola, chopped nuts, chia seeds, etc.

Close-up of a vegan berry breakfast popsicle dipped in yogurt and granola

Closing Thoughts

Popsicles for breakfast? Oh yes! Let's officially make this the breakfast trend of the summer. These vegan popsicles are creamy, delicious, fresh, and way better for you than grabbing a packaged breakfast item out of the freezer. Plus they're adorable and sure to bring a smile to your face in the morning.

I love how customizable this concept is; I think you could create an infinite world of breakfast pops. Mixed berry basil? Strawberry peanut butter? Blueberry ginger almond butter? Raspberry mint? You could have a different flavor for each week of the summer. Have fun with these breakfast popsicles!

Three beautiful healthy popsicles on a platter with fruit and flowers

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Berry Banana Breakfast Popsicles

Popsicles for breakfast?? It's definitely a "do" when they're made from nourishing ingredients like fruit and yogurt. These breakfast popsicles are a fun, unexpected, and refreshing way to start a summer day.



  • 2 c frozen berries of choice
  • Frozen banana
  • 0.5 c unsweetened plant-based milk
  • 1-3 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • Dash of water or more milk as needed
  • Optional add-ins: cinnamon, fresh ginger, fresh herbs, dollop of unsweetened yogurt, dollop of nut butter, etc.
  • Optional toppings: unsweetened yogurt, drizzle of nut butter, granola, chopped nuts, chia seeds, etc.


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a high-power blender and blend until you have a creamy, smooth texture. Add a splash or more of water or additional plant-based milk if needed to facilitate blending.
  2. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds or paper cups. This recipe should fill about four regular-size popsicle molds, three large paper cups, or six small paper cups.
  3. Freeze the mixture for about an hour, just until the top surface has barely solidified. Then insert popsicle sticks about two-thirds of the way in, making sure to keep the stick centered and upright.
  4. Freeze overnight.
  5. If using popsicle molds, run the molds under hot water for a minute before trying to remove them.
  6. If desired, dip the frozen popsicles into yogurt, then dip or sprinkle them with whatever toppings you like. Freeze again for at least an hour.
  7. Store the completed popsicles for up to a week in a tightly-sealed container in the freezer.

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August 16, 2020
These are such fun! My kids loved them and thought it was a blast to have popsicles for breakfast. We added some greek yogurt for a protein boost. Thx!