Thursday, July 24, 2014

Frozen Treats – that are Yummy AND Healthy!

Yes! Summer is here and we're always in need of a cold, refreshing treat. Here are a few incredibly simple recipes for healthy ice-cream alternatives! What's not to love about homemade, no added sugar, dairy-free, frozen treats? 

Fresh fruit or herbs, the more colorful, the better
Coconut water 
  • Cut the fruit into small pieces, and place into individual ice cube tray compartments. 
  • Fill with coconut water.
  • Freeze for 3-4 hours, until solid.
  • Eat them for a mini-treat, or put them in your water for added nutrition and flavor to your water. :)

1 can coconut milk (13 fl.oz/400ml)
1/2 cup coconut water or water
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1/2 cups berries or chopped fruit
(like mango, figs, etc)
  • Mix the first four ingredients together in a bowl. 
  • Fill each popsicle/ice pop mould evenly with fruit. 
  • Fill the coconut milk mixture almost to the top.
  • Freeze for 3-4 hours, until solid.

2 bananas
peanut or almond butter
3/4 cup chocolate chips of choice (65% cacao or higher)
3 Tbsp milk of choice
1/4 cup peanuts or almonds
  • Slice the bananas into an even number of slices. 
  • Chop or crush the nuts and set aside on a small plate. 
  • Spread the nut butter in between two slices. Continue with the rest of the slices until you have a lot of little banana "sandwiches". 
  • In a heatproof bowl, placed on top of a saucepan of boiling water, melt the chocolate chips with the milk of choice. Stir constantly to let melt evenly. You want this mixture to be slightly runny, not too thick. 
  • Dip each banana sandwich into the melted chocolate. Then lightly dip into the chopped nuts. Set onto a tray (that'll fit into your freezer) lined with parchment paper. Continue with the rest, setting each of them a couple inches apart from each other. 
  • Once finished coating the bottoms, drizzle and spread a tablespoon of the chocolate on each banana stack. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining chopped nuts. 
  • Freeze for at least 4 hours, if you can wait that long!!!


  1. It is easy to say, do this or do that, but as a busy Mom I usually just give her what she wants (within reason) and hope she thrives on bread, peanut butter, potato fries, and of course, grapes. healthy ice pops

  2. I made a batch of tropical ice pops that resemble the kids' favorite Halloween candy, but are actually organic, gluten free, vegan, and packed with healthy nutrients. The girls were so excited to see these in the freezer. gluten free ice pops


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