Organic Fruit Popsicles
Strawberry Chia Seed Fruit Pops
Makes 6-8 popsicles
3 Tbs chia seeds
1 cup organic unsweetened almond milk
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
* 1 Tbs honey (optional)
6 organic strawberries
1 ripe banana
1 Red Delicious apple, skin-on
* Blueberries (optional)
Add chia seeds to a bowl, pour in almond milk and stir with a fork. Grate in fresh nutmeg, cinnamon, and drizzle honey to sweeten (honey is optional), stir again and stand for 15 to 20 minutes to allow the chia seeds to swell.
Add strawberries, banana, and apple to a blender and blend until thick. Stir chia seed pudding, add to the blender and pulse to combine. Pour into popsicle moulds, add your popsicle sticks (my popsicle moulds came with these funky ends that catch the liquid and allow you to sip it through the built-in straw) and freeze, preferably overnight. What to do if you excess fruit mixture? Eat it will a spoon, it's like a thick fruit smoothie!
* I pushed a few blueberries into the top of the moulds prior to freezing for a sweet burst of flavour to savour at the end of of the popsicle. These are optional but can be used to replace the honey.
To serve, loosen the popsicles from their mould by running warm water over the mould, the popsicle will come away from the edge of the mould easily.
Enjoy your sweet, natural, organic fruit, nut and chia seed popsicles on a hot day as a perfect afternoon snack. We enjoyed ours on our front veranda in the warm sunshine. Delicious and healthy.
What a guilt-free, kid-friendly way to enjoy an 'ice-cream'.
I'll be back with more healthy fruit popsicle recipes soon and would love to hear your favourite frozen ice-block/ popsicle/ creamsicle ideas!