Real Food Popsicles, Pops, & Fun

Want some real food popsicles? It’s wonderfully fun! When you eat great ingredients, food tastes great and you become great!

Real Food Popsicles

real-food-popsicles

Working with kids is positively challenging when it comes to eating healthy. The competition out there is wildly intense. Virtually every grocery store, office, and clinic offers a lollipop, candy or cookie to make visits happy. While bakery window-displays adorn the space with brightly colored confectories, the sugar rush causes a hot mess – for Mama and child!

The “AHA” Moment

As the parent and surrogate parent for foster kids, the key to success is creativity. Initially, no one really likes to take a pill or even considers eating yogurt or kefir. Usually, this is the first place I like to attack! The gut impacts the behavior of a child and rather than burdening myself with massive discipline efforts; I prefer just getting some good flora into the gut. Read my “aha” moment about discipline versus a bad gut. We are happy to have this information learned from the children we brought through our home.

Since pills are hard to take and the food itself offers a more absorbable option, let’s do this! We actually found these amazing molds at a local store that add another element of fun. There are lots of choices, but this brand is our favorite-  Zoku molds. Remember, you can make a great shake, but when you freeze it; that, my friends, becomes magic sauce for kids!

Great Popsicles

Real Food Popsicles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain, organic yogurt
  • 1/3 cup raw, local honey
  • 10 ounces favorite frozen fruit (we use mango today)
  • 1 frozen banana

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to the blender.
  2. Blend it well.
  3. Set up your popsicle holder.
  4. Pour smoothie into the holders.
  5. Freeze for a few hours until firm and frozen.
  6. Enjoy!

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Mandy is the force behind the advocacy portal Real Food Recovery. Since losing a 4 yr old to cancer while fostering to adopt, Mandy founded a nonprofit organization recovering children at-risk using fun and real food. As a Mom to birth, foster, and adopted children, author, Nutritional Therapist, & NRT, Mandy shares simple, affordable ways to recover health and to have fun, while supporting your doctor... Connect with Mandy through Twitter and Facebook.
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2 thoughts on “Real Food Popsicles, Pops, & Fun

  1. Hey, I just came here because of Matt Stone’s book recommendation. I’ve recommended your book to a few people I know need it.

    What blender do you use for blending things like the above recipe?

    1. Any blender should work. We use a blendtech because it’s strong, Vitamix is also a great choice. Thanks for visiting, I appreciate it.

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