Monthly Archives: June 2015

Homemade ice lollies

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I love smoothies for the fact that I can pack them full of fresh spinach and my two boys just drink it all like it’s the biggest treat. NOW- ice lollies are even better than a smoothie!!! So why not make them the most nutritious treats you can!

I have four ice lolly recipes I’d like to share with you. They make a great refreshing snack for both kids and adults and are quick and easy to make.

I try to use organic products where I can and in their raw unheated form- they don’t carry harmful chemicals and pesticides and have a lot higher nutritional content. However they tend to be significantly more expensive, so I’d encourage you to make your own choices on these- according to what your wallet says:) . I decided to only write “organic” on the foods that I really think should be consumed organic.

Kiwi and Avocado Ice Lollies

  • 2 ripe kiwis, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • generous handful of organic spinach
  • 1 Tbs of honey (or more to taste)
  • 1 tsp of Maca powder (optional)

Process in a small food processor/ chopper until smooth. If using a blender add some filtered water and blend. Fill your ice lolly moulds and freeze.

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Raspberry Ice Lollies

  • 1 cup of natural goat’s yoghurt or natural organic yoghurt
  • 1 1/4 cup of fresh or frozen organic raspberries
  • 1 Tbs of honey (or more to taste)
  • 1 tsp of Maca powder (optional)

Process in a small food processor/ chopper until smooth. If using a blender add some coconut milk (or other milk of your preferance) and blend. Fill your ice lolly moulds and freeze.

Tropical Ice Lollies

  • 1 handful of organic spinach leaves
  • 1 handful of organic swiss chard leaves
  • 1 Tbs raw organic coconut oil (it has a slight coconut flavour, which I like but use non raw if preferred)SONY DSC
  • 1 tsp of Maca powder
  • 1 tsp of Spirulina powder
  • 2 rings/slices of fresh ripe pineapple
  • 200ml -300ml of filtered water or coconut water
  • (I use pineapple to make ice lolly sweeter- but always taste before freezing and add honey if necessary)

Put everything into a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer into your ice lolly moulds and freeze.

The third recipe, was inspired by a number of chocolate drink recipes created by David “Avocado” Wolfe. A lot of his recipes can be found on you tube and I recommend to try them out!

Chocolate Ice Lollies

  • 1 Tbs of raw organic cacao nibs
  • 1 1/2 Tbs raw organic cacao (if using normal cocoa add 2 Tbs)
  • 1 tsp Maca powder SONY DSC
  • 1 Tbs raw organic coconut oil
  • 1 Tbs shelled hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp good quality vanilla essence
  • 5 cashew nuts
  • 1 Tbs of honey
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 200 ml of filtered water or cooled green tea

Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer into ice lolly moulds and freeze.

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…back on track…

Health has been on my mind recently… At the beginning of 2015 I was hoping and planning to incorporate more nutrition to my family’s diet…

We do eat healthy and have been for many years. But every year we try to improve our health and nutrition. 5 years ago I’d say we were healthy- with cooking from scratch, occasional juicing- eating green veggies…but then -every year we learnt something about the food on our table and we made better choices.

So 2015 was going to bring the best change yet. Sprouting, juicing, making veggie smoothies, superfoods- that was the plan!

BUT life is unpredictable and doesn’t always keep with our plans. Without going into deep, sorry, unnecessary details…- my everyday normal life with my excited and big hopes for the nearest future has crashed. And literally from one day to another I found myself without friends and on the verge of loosing most of our income (ehhh..there is church life for you) followed by a phone call that my dad was taken to hospital and his condition was critical.

I took life that I had for granted. Life became such a puzzle – It was the kind of thing when you want to go to sleep and wake up in 2016, after the dust from the crash had settled. Instead you have children to take to school and care for and cook for…their lives don’t stop- they still teeth and cry and bump their heads so badly you need to rush to A&E…

Huh the beginning of 2015 was a hard ride, but through it all it was important to keep my inner peace intact.. and maintain some kind of balance and at the same time pick up the pieces and restructure our life.

And with gratitude and grace and love and forgiveness I am carrying on ready to begin 2015 as I initially planned…

Yay!

The last 5 weeks were very busy as I was trying to get into a routine with vegetable juicing, making healthy smoothies and sprouting. After just a few days of doing this I’ve been feeling energised, more awake and my memory has improved! Healthy life is busy and pricey so I am taking my time to figure out how to make the most with what I have. I am writing all this partially to explain my long absence and partially to warn about a few healthy ideas coming up (hopefully alongside non food ideas…) :)

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Thanks for reading.