1/2 c. blueberries [frozen or fresh]
1 ripe banana
2 carrots, peeled and cubed
1 avocado [optional]
ground pumpkin, flax, or sesame seeds [or combination of all three, optional]
1/2 c. water or apple juice [if using water, add about 1 - 2 tsp. agave nectar or maple syrup]
1/2 c. coconut milk beverage [or use the coconut that separates from the water in a can of regular coconut milk to make a creamy, coconut-ty tasting popsicle - can also use another non-dairy milk alternative]
Blend all ingredients on high. Pour into popsicle cups. Place in freezer and freeze appx. 4 hours or until solid.
A week or two ago we had some unusually hot weather for Michigan. As a special treat for my 10 month old [and a way to cool her off], I made her a popsicle. She loved it, made a mess and ate the whole thing! Here is the recipe:
1/4 c. organic apple juice [not from concentrate]
1/4 c. pure water [I like water filtered by reverse osmosis]
small handful of organic blueberries
3 - 4 organic strawberries
1/2 an organic banana
Blend all well and pour into popsicle makers. Place in freezer until frozen and treat your baby on a hot day!
Note from Tina: This is a great way to add raw vegetables into your childrens' diet. I like to mix in sprouts, wheatgrass (powder or juice), kale, spinach, and any other veggies I can get my hands on. If you have an infant, make sure you only add foods that you have already introduced and he / she does well on.