healthy popsicles

My mother-in-law grows strawberries in hanging pots in our backyard (for both production and ornamental purpose) and they look so beautiful with all those delightful red fruits hanging down when they are in season. Well at least they have looked beautiful until Angela discovered the flavorful taste of homegrown organic strawberries. Every time we visit my parents-in-law (almost daily) she goes straight to the backyard and points up to the hanging strawberry pots and says, “eat, eat, EAT” in the most exciting voice ever. Even though there are 10 pots, the strawberry plants cannot keep up with her consumption speed. As a matter of fact, the plants have not been looking so gorgeous as they used to without those red little light bulbs.

Luckily there is a close by farmer market where I have access to fresh organic strawberries 2 times per week. What do I do with them before Angela discover their existence in our house? Make her some healthy popsicles! The reason behind this is she is not much of a mango fan and by paring mango with strawberry flavor in a popsicle, she eats the whole thing up ;). Who said that popsicles are bad for your little ones? Oh well these healthy popsicles are not!

Do your toddlers refuse to eat a certain fruit? Are they fussy eater? And they love treats? Well this recipe will change all those for you. You will be surprised how quick these popsicles disappear into those little tummies. And before you know it, you are up to make another batch ;). You can play around a bit with different fruit combination if you wish to, just make sure one of the two fruits is your toddler’s favorite. Let me know how it turns out ;). Have fun mommas!

Mango – Strawberry Popsicles

Yield: 6 popsicles

Ingredients

  • • ½ mango, skinned, seeded and chopped
  • • A heaped handful of fresh strawberries
  • • ½ cup of Greek yoghurt
  • • ½ cup of coconut cream
  • • Fresh stevia or your choice of sweetener

Instructions

  1. Mix up the Greek yoghurt and coconut cream and divide in half. To one half add the mango and blend. To the other half add the strawberries & stevia leaves and blend separately.
  2. Half fill the popsicle molds with 1 mixture of your choice and freeze for 1 hours. Remove from the freezer and top up with the other mixture so that the 2 layers are formed. Freeze further for at least 4 more hours. You can remove the popsicle by running the molds under hot water. Enjoy ?

Delicious healthy popsicles

Delicious healthy popsicles.

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