Today I'm so thrilled to tell that I've team up with my good Nutritionist friend Cat to bring you all an amazing kid friendly meal/snack series here on the blog! Cat will be sharing a variety of nourishing foods that are unique, simple to make, kid friendly and also easily made into adult friendly meals. Cat and I crossed paths a few months back and immediately bonded. She is amazing at what she does and I'm so flattered to have her working with me on this fun little series! I have never met someone so passionate about nutrition and the overall well being of the human body. These recipes Cat has up her sleeves will blow you out of the water!
Today's recipe is a Coco Chia Peach Popsicle recipe. These are nutritious, delicious, and perfect for a warm summer day. Easy to make and the whole family will approve!
COCO CHIA PEACH POPS
-GLUTEN FREE, VEGAN-
-Makes 4-6 popsicles depending on popsicle mold size-
1/2c. Coconut Water
3 organic peaches (chopped w/ skins, seeds removed)
1Tbs. Chia Seeds
1Tbs. Organic Honey (give or take)
1c. Organic Coconut Milk
Blend chopped peaches and coconut water in a blender or food processor until nicely blended.
Pour the blended peaches and coconut water into popsicle molds about 1/2 of the way (leaving room for other mixture) and freeze until somewhat firm. This will be the base of your popsicle.
Next you will want to pour your chia seeds into your organic coconut milk. Give them a good stir and let them sit for bit so the chia seeds can soak up the milk. Note: stir every 5 minutes or so to prevent chia seeds from clumping.
Add honey to your milk and chia seeds mixture to sweeten your pops. We added about 1Tbs., give or take, so add honey to your desired popsicle sweetness.
Pull the formed popsicle molds from freezer and carefully pour coconut milk, honey and chia seed mixture into the molds. You may have left over milk depending on the amount of popsicle molds you have.
Lastly place popsicle mold lids or popsicle sticks into the pops and carefully place into your freezer. These will freeze in about 6-8 hours depending on the temperature of your freezer.
And Enjoy! We will be bringing you more fun, nutritious recipes throughout the week! If there is anything particular you are looking for please feel free to leave it in the comments below. In the meantime check out Cat's amazing 8-week program "Feed the Soul". If you are looking for an excellent program that not only changes your eating habits, but life in general, I highly suggest you check it out!
Have fun making pops!