Popsicles anyone?

With the summer round the corner, I could think of no better recipe to introduce than a cooling, soothing popsicle! Bonus points – this is a HEALTHY one too!

Beyond delighted to introduce Alyssa from babyfoodideas. I connected with her on Instagram and fell in love with her account – all those fruits and vegetables she introduces to her babies are awesome and right up my street. My kids are way past the weaning stage now so my recipes cater for toddlers + (and adults) but Alyssa has amazing recipes for babies.

 

My name is Alyssa and I am the mother of three children, ages 16 months, three and five years old. When it comes to allergies, my body has a number of intolerances, but nothing that I have managed to pin point over the years. Our children have all suffered from eczema to a certain degree, with the worst case being in our middle child. It was torture to witness and lead to many sleepless nights on everyone’s part. None of the prescribed creams and oils helped, but through time and eliminating some items from his diet, we have managed to get it under control.
My days usually consist of me managing a household with three energetic children and a hard working husband. When I find spare time, I am working on my website (currently under construction) and two Instagram accounts that are designed to inspire parents to make homemade snacks and meals for their little ones from the weaning stage and up.
Since we love our share of fruits and veggies at home, I have chosen to share a new favourite recipe for homemade ice pops. It’s quick and easy to make, only needs 3 ingredients (raw vegan friendly), and is good for children of the weaning stage, and adults of all ages!

 

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Healthy Fruit popsicles

Ingredients:

1/2 Papaya (seeds included)

2 bananas

10 strawberries (medium to large)

Instructions:

Cut your papaya in half

Scoop out the "meat" (along with the seeds) into your blender

Blend until smoothe

Fill each freezer tray compartment 1/3 of the way

Peel your bananas and place into a clean bowl

Using a fork, hand mash until chunky

Scoop out, and fill each freezer tray compartment another 1/3 of the way

Wash and remove the stems from your strawberries

Place them into a clean bowl, and hand mash with a fork

Fill up the rest of each freezer tray compartment

Snap in the tops of each compartment

Freeze for at least four hours or until frozen

To remove, simply run the mold under warm water for a few seconds, and pull out by the handle

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Papaya seeds included
  • 2 bananas
  • 10 strawberries medium to large

Instructions

  1. Cut your papaya in half

  1. Scoop out the "meat" (along with the seeds) into your blender

  2. Blend until smooth

  3. Fill each freezer tray compartment 1/3 of the way

  4. Peel your bananas and place into a clean bowl

  5. Using a fork, hand mash until chunky

  6. Scoop out, and fill each freezer tray compartment another 1/3 of the way

  7. Wash and remove the stems from your strawberries

  8. Place them into a clean bowl, and hand mash with a fork

  9. Fill up the rest of each freezer tray compartment

  10. Snap in the tops of each compartment

  11. Freeze for at least four hours or until frozen

  12. To remove, simply run the mold under warm water for a few seconds, and pull out by the handle

Follow Alyssa on Instagram @babyfoodideas, and check out her blog for more baby weaning recipes and ideas – this mama really knows a thing or two about healthy eating

 

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