Monday, 15 August 2011
My four-year old daughter, Snugglebug, has a medical condition. The condition itself isn't important for the purposes of this post, but being the natural healing fan I am, I was really excited to hear from a holistic mama that carrot juice may help alleviate the condition.
The big challenge, of course, is figuring out how to get my kid to drink carrot juice. I love my juicer, but for some reason, my little princess isn't impressed with it.
So, like any desperate mama trying to force-feed her kid something good for her, I got sneaky. I turned the carrot juice into sweet ice pops, and now Snugglebug can't get enough of them. I've been serving them for dessert all week!
Here's what I did:
Carrot "Yogurt" Pops
- 3 carrots
- 2 apples
- 1 banana
- 1 c. vegan vanilla soy yogurt
- a juicer
- a blender
- With your juicer, juice carrots and apple.
- In a blender, puree banana until smooth. Add yogurt and carrot-apple juice to blender pitcher and blend all until well-mixed.
- Pour into ice pop molds and freeze.
To all of our Healthkicking parents: do you have trouble getting your kids to eat their veggies? How do you get around it? And to all of our non-vegetable-loving Healthkickers out there... would you try this recipe?
This post is contributed from the SexyVeganMama!