Mango Green Tea Popsicles
My kids love popsicles, ice cream, donuts all the sweet stuff. But especially the sensation of ice cold popsicles is magical to my boys. My youngest often scoops out ice cubes from my drink and eat it. Brain freeze! Instead of feeding my boys with ice cubes, why not make healthy fresh and fruity popsicles without the added refined sugars and dairy? I always have frozen fruits and vegetables in the freezer. Think of mangoes, all kinds of berries (just because they are cheaper than fresh ones, especially in Asia!), banana (excellent for nice creams = banana icecream), avocados (once they are overripe and you don’t have time to eat them, store them in the freezer for smoothies or popsicles in this case) and lately I’m using cauliflowers in my smoothies to get that extra vitamin hit plus it makes it all creamier. As always for my recipes swap the ingredients with what you have in the pantry or fridge. Replace the mango for pineapple or blueberries. Experiment with the sweetness, I tend to go for less sweet. The taste is perfectly balanced and you should definitely give it a try!
- 1 ripe mango (harum manis) cut in cubes
- 1 avocado
- 1 tsp green tea powder
- 1 cup coconut cream/milk
- 1-2 tbsp raw honey/maple syrup
- Put mango and ¼ cup of coconut cream/milk in the blender and blend until smooth
- Take out and pour into popsicle moulds, this is the first layer
- Place green tea powder + avocado and rest of coconut cream/milk + sweetener of choice in the blender and blend again until smooth.
- Pour this into the moulds on top of the mango layer and freeze it overnight.
- Take out a couple minutes before consumption and sprinkle with bee pollen and cacao nibs, yum!