Popsicles

Now the weather is warming up, I’m stocking up on popsicles! Choose your favourite fresh fruits for a completely clean, guilt free treat the whole family will love! 10440800_728541210528538_745940034581400709_n

Chocolate monkey

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup cream (coconut cream for dairy free)
  • 1/2 milk (almond milk for dairy free)
  • 1 tbsp rice malt, maple syrup or coconut sugar, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao or coco powder (I used Nutra Organics Super foods for kids powder in berry choc chunk)

Optional Topping:

  • Melted dark chocolate
  • chopped hazelnuts, macadamias or peanuts

Method:

Blend popsicle ingredients and adjust flavours to your taste. Pour into moulds and set in the freezer. Remove and dip halfway into melted chocolate, then sprinkle with chopped nuts straight away before it sets. Place on a tray lined with non stick paper, and put back in the freezer to set.

 

Tropical Sunrise 10702117_728541220528537_1274226757455621899_n

Red Layer

  • Handful raspberries or strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • Handful chopped water melon
  • Squeeze fresh lime, optional
  • 1 tbsp rice malt syrup, optional

Yellow layer

  • Handful chopped pineapple
  • 1/2 mango
  • 1/2 orange
  • pulp of 1/2 passionfruit, seeds strained

Method:

Blend red layer and fill moulds halfway.  Now blend tropical layer, and top up popsicles. Use a skewer to swirl the colours together a little. Top with the other half of your passionfruit if desired. Freeze.

 

Raspberry Ripe 10702002_728541237195202_157131958976472379_n

  • 1 cup raspberries, strawberries OR pitted cherries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup water melon
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Shredded coconut or toasted coconut chips

Method:

Blend fruit and pour into moulds. Freeze. Once set remove from moulds, dip halfway into melted chocolate and sprinkle with coconut straight away before it sets. Place on a tray lined with non stick paper, and put back in the freezer to set.

 

Banana Caramel IMG_9202

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Method:

Blend ingredients together, pour into moulds and set in freezer. Dip into chocolate once set if desired.

 

Tropical Blends

A combo of your fav tropical flavours such as… IMG_0613

  • banana
  • coconut milk
  • pineapple
  • orange or blood orange (pictured)
  • mango
  • passion fruit

Method:

Blend and layer different combinations such as banana and coconut, pineapple, mango and orange etc. Layer as you blend for a swirl effect, or freeze for 30 min between layers for perfect sections. On the far right I added a thin slice of blood orange to the mould, and some I added fresh passionfruit pulp to the layers.

 

Banana & Macadamia (YUM!!)

This is my personal favourite, simple but so creamy and delicious!  Screen Shot 2014-11-03 at 6.32.10 PM

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 cups Pure Harvest coconut quench milk (in the long life/alternative milk section at the supermarket, it’s sugar free and really nice, doesn’t taste of coconut, just has a delicate creamy sweetness)
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder or extract
  • 1/2 cup toasted macadamias

Method:

lightly toast macadamias in the oven, taking care not to burn. Chop roughly. Blend banana, vanilla and milk until smooth. Stir through macadamias and pour into moulds and freeze.

 

Stained Glass

The most simple of all popsicles, and kids absolutely love them!  IMG_0542

  • Coconut water
  • Fresh fruit

Method:

Scatter fruit into moulds then top with coconut water and freeze.

*I used frozen berries and these will bleed into the water, use fresh berries if you want it to stay clear

Berries and Vanilla Cream

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract Screen Shot 2014-11-16 at 3.49.15 PM
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup strawberries

Method:

Sprinkle some blueberries into each mould. Blend yogurt and vanilla, and fill moulds half way. Add the strawberries to the remaining vanilla yogurt and blend again. Top up moulds all the way, and use a skewer to swirl the colours together. Freeze to set.

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