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peach pops!

Who wants ice cream for breakfast?!?

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Okay, so let me start by saying my daughter thinks that popsicles are ice cream.

When you  make your own “ice cream” at home and jam it full of delicious healthy foods….you can in fact have ice cream for breakfast.

I’m totally in line for mom of the year ;)

Kidding.

Okay so just as with a smoothie, you can have a different flavour every time. This week I made some PEACH POPS and here is how.

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Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups coconut milk {OR another dairy free alternative like almond, hemp, flax or rice milk}
  • 4 peaches
  • Avocado
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey {or maple syrup}
  • Juice of a lemon
  • OPTION: Add a handful of greens! Your babe’s will never know, I promise.

Method: 

  1. Wash and chop your fruits/veggies
  2. Add to a blender, and blend on high for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add to your moulds and place in the freezer.

Who wouldn’t want to eat a rocket ship for breaky?

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Here is why these POPS aka “ice cream” can be the perfect addition to breakfast or a great snack option – it includes vitamins, minerals, fat and protein – all of which are very necessary building blocks for your kids.

They taste yummy and will give them the energy they need for a healthy body and brain.

Here is a basic formula for a great popsicle {and similarly a smoothie} ….

  • Liquid – water/coconut water/dairy free milk
  • Fruits – fresh or frozen and seasonal/local/organic is always best
  • Veg – try to amp up the nutrition punch with some greens, cucumber
  • Fat – avocado, hemp seeds, chia seeds and nut butters are my go to.
  • Protein – while you can use a protein powder, I prefer to use the hemp seeds, chia seeds and nut butters for kids.
  • Natural sweetener – I like using raw honey or maple syrup to sweeten it up a bit
  • Other options: superfoods like goji berries and cacao nibs, yogurt, cinnamon, cacao powder just to name a few

Take a few minutes to try and whip up some homemade POPS that will also be a hit at your next BBQ, summer play date or after dinner treat for the whole family.

If you have a fabulous homemade popsicle recipe please share! 

Have an excellent rest of the week!

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Friday Recipe Roundup Including Crunchy PB and Chocolate dip

You made it my friend, it’s Friday.

Today has been a fabulous week of eatin’ in our home and I thought I would send a little recipe inspiration your way based on these sweet successes.

First up, a taste of heaven with this Crunchy PB and Chocolate Dip. 

This will satisfy even the most desperate of sweet tooth cravings. Promise.

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Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup greek yogurt {OR a dairy free alternative would work great too}
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 Tbsp nut butter {I used PB but Almond or Cashew would be awesome}
  • 1 square of your fav dark chocolate {chopped up}
  • 1 Tbsp honey OR maple syrup
  • Cinnamon {to taste}
  • Handful of granola

Method: I chopped the chocolate and then shlopped all the ingredients into a bowl, mixed it up with a spoon then topped with some crunchy granola. Done!

Next up is an Eggplant, Tomato and Mushroom Lasagna that was incredible.

lasagna

I found this recipe inspiration while pinning on Pinterest and with a few modification based on what I had in my kitchen – we fell in love.

It was warming on a super cold day, healthy and still tasted like all the gooey deliciousness that we love about lasagna. This time around I used dairy but next time I am going to sub out the mozzarella and ricotta for goats cheese and some nutritional yeast.

There is no “after” pic of the lasagna because… it was consumed ASAP.

Woops….

And finally, a perfect warm breakfast bowl. Here is a big bowl of Raspberry + Banana Chia Oatmeal.

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Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups dried oatmeal {this fed the whole family}
  • 3 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup milk OR any other dairy free alternative
  • 1 banana
  • Cinnamon
  • Maple Syrup OR honey

Method: 

  1. I added the oats to a pot with about 2.5 cups of water and a pinch of sea salt. On about medium heat cook until oats are soft and cooked, about 5 minutes.
  2. Turn the heat off and add the rest of your ingredients {raspberries, banana, milk, chia seeds, cinnamon and natural sweetener}.
  3. Stir really well to combine all the ingredients, serve into bowls and top with a bit more cinnamon.

There you have it, REAL WHOLE FOOD at it’s finest.

Hopefully you can make some time to get in your kitchen this weekend and reward yourself with some great eats.

Happy weekend to you!

PS I want to make sure you didn’t miss taking a peek at this article that I came across yesterday and shared on Facebook. Seriously awesome ways to stay healthy and happy this winter. It’s a great read!

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