Last week I made some awesome blueberry lollies that I didn’t end up sharing the recipe for so today, I’m doing exactly that. Only these are Superfood Lollies perfect for growing kids. Yes these lollies are packed full of calcium, copper, magnesium, selenium, vitamin C, vitamin B1, omegas (super healthy for the development of kids brains) and a tonne of antioxidants.
I have heard many times from many mothers that they find it challenging to get the much needed vitamins and minerals into their kids on a regular consistent basis so making a healthy dessert like these lollies loaded with super foods just makes life that little bit easier.
Here’s how to make Superfood Berry Pops
Make nut milk using;
1 cup brazil nuts, 1/4 cup sesame seeds, 1/4 cup almonds & 3 cups water.
Directions on how to make nut milk can be found here or use shop bought coconut milk but the nutritional makeup will not be as good.
In the blender, place 1 cup nut milk and 1 cup raspberries>blend>add 1 tablespoon chia seeds > set to one side in a separate jug.
Clean the blender and in it place 1/2 cup nut milk, 1 cup pineapple > blend > add 1 tablespoon acai powder, 1 tablespoon maca & 1 tablespoon purple corn extract. (You don’t have to add the superfoods if you don’t want to or don’t have them, just note that the mixture will be yellow rather than purple.)
The mixtures shouldnt need any sweetener but if you wish to add some, I’d suggest some calorie-free liquid stevia which has no effect on the blood sugar.
You should now have two different colour mixtures. Pour them into your favourite moulds taking turns to fill a section of each mould at a time so you get a marbled effect.
Place in the freezer for several hours until ready to enjoy.
FACTS ABOUT ACAI*
- Acai berry packs more grams of protein than an egg, and when combined with its host of omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, acai has been shown to improve the look and texture of your hair, skin and nails.
- Among acai’s many antioxidants is one particular powerhouse called anthocyanin, which is suspected to be the driving force behind acai’s free-radical and age-fighting powers. It’s common in fruits with rich red and purple colors, like grapes and berries, but acai has far more than any other food. Acai’s ORAC level (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) is over 3,500, which is hundreds of times higher than your average fruits like apples and bananas.
- Recent studies by Dr. Stephen Talcott conducted at the University of Florida show that there are 50-75 active natural compounds in acai that have yet to be identified.
What’s your favourite superfood and why?