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The summer heat calls for a cool treat and popsicles fit the bill. As I always say, why buy them if you can make them. They are super easy to make and you avoid the added sugar and food colouring in some store brought brands.

Here are two recipes, enjoy!

Chocolate Popsicles
1 avocado, peeled and pit removed
1 banana
6tbsp coconut milk
3tbsp maple syrup (I was trying to keep the sugar as low as possible, you may want to add more based on your tastes)
2tbsp organic cocoa powder
1tbsp almond butter

In a food processor, blend the avocado and banana until smooth. Add coconut milk, maple syrup, cocoa powder and almond butter, blend until well mixed. You can taste test now to see if you would like to increase the sweetness with a little more maple syrup. You may also wish to add a little more coconut milk if it seems a little thick.

Once you have perfected it to pass your taste bud test, fill your popsicle molds and freeze for a couple of hours.

Strawberry Banana Popsicles
4 large strawberries
1 medium banana
6oz nettle tea, steeped for 5 to 10 minutes
1tbsp lecithin, optional (helps make it creamy)

Put all of the above in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into molds and freeze. A few hours later and they are ready for you, oops I mean your toddler to enjoy.

You may be wondering why I used nettle tea. Well of course it was to increase the nutrients in these oh so yummy popsicles. Why use water when I can punch up the nutrition with nettle tea. Nettles are nutrient gang busters providing us with chlorophyll, vitamins A, C, D and K and minerals calcium, iron and potassium. Need I say more?

By: Kim Corrigan-Oliver CNP, ROHP
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