Cool Creamsicles

Avocado Creamsicle
This creamsicle recipe was inspired by one in Jordon Rubin’s ezine. As odd as an avocado sounds for a frozen treat, remember it’s a fruit. I thought, “Why not?” I gave his recipe a try. After adjusting it a bit, after all most kids expect a Popsicle to be super sweet, I thought it was pretty tasty. An avocado is a dense fruit, when making the recipe below for the first time, you might want to add a little LESS avocado to see how you like it.

Jordon says, “Likewise, avocados are rich in the potent carotenoid antioxidants lutein, zeaxanthin and vitamin E. Antioxidants, as you know, fight against oxidative stress and help the body maintain cellular health. Additionally, avocados contain potassium and folate—necessary nutrients in themselves—that also are alkaline forming in the body to assist against acidic waste which adds up in human tissues and the bloodstream. And let’s not forget about avocados’ fiber content. They contain a good amount of both soluble and insoluble fiber. In fact, one cup of avocado provides 30 percent of your daily recommended amount of fiber.”

Green Food is yummy!
Tristan LOVES a GREEN frozen treat!

Fruit Creamsicles
Why not use the basic recipe for other types of creamsicles? Switch out the avocado for other soft fruit, like peaches or strawberries. YUMMY!

Fruit-Coconut Creamsicles
Makes about 8 creamsicles

2 avocados–about 2 cups (avocados are a dense fruit, you may want to use a little less) or two cups other soft fruit like strawberries or peaches
½ cup coconut milk or one small 5.6 ounce can of coconut milk
½ cup of organic half and half
5 tablespoons honey (Remember babies under 1 year should not consume honey. Substitute agave nectar or another sweetener.)

In a blender, blend all the ingredients until smooth and creamy. Fill Popsicle molds with the mixture, then freeze for at least five hours. Serve.

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