Welcome to my Paleo Smoothie Ice Lollies. These are made especially for my under 3s and are perfect for if you want something healthy this summer. These Smoothie Ice Lollies are completely Paleo friendly too and full to bursting with four different fresh fruits.
On the 26th of September 2016 I achieved something that I once thought was impossible. That was to complete my family. After lots and lots of heartache my third and final child entered the world.
There was never loads of pregnancy pictures on Facebook or on Instagram. Not because I wasn’t excited because I was over the moon, but because of fear that something was going to go wrong and how would I cope with everyone’s sympathy. So old school friends were rather shocked when Dominic revealed my pregnancy at 34 weeks when hardly anyone even knew I was expecting.
But I was and the amazing Jorge entered our world in September last year:
He is now a beautiful soon to be 11 month old. He is mischievous just like his big brother, full of character like this sister and is at that wonderful part of his life when everything is an adventure as he learns everything for the first time.
One thing on his mind is always the food.
That crazy transition that as new parents you always have. They have started off with breast milk which is easy. You just stick them on the breast every 4 hours and then bingo they are fed.
But then four months hits and then six months and then seven months and then of course nine months.
All key times when you can introduce more and more regular food into their lives. You are still incredibly cautious to make sure it is a food that a young child can have and is not going to damage their development or make them sick. Days out and meals out have to be pre-planned. And something simple like dessert and summer food can be very much like hard work.
But some foods that I have always found can be perfect for them after 9 months is the following:
- Coconut Milk
- Fresh Fruit
You just can’t go wrong and combined into smoothie ice lollies and you have something amazing for the little ones. Something that you know will give them something that is their dessert and then they don’t look at you so wantingly as you eat a piece of summer cheesecake without them.
So this is for Jorge. His first ever smoothie ice lollies and a batch that I am sure he will be sharing with his soon to be 3 year old sister. Though I think she believes her big sister role is to lick up any spillages.
Ice Lolly Vs Popsicle
An ice lolly, a popsicle or an ice pole is the exact same thing. The Europeans call it an Ice Lolly, the Americans a Popsicle and the Australians call it an Ice Pole.
The popsicle is a brand of American Ice Pops and if you asked for an actual Ice Pop many Americans would have no idea what you’re talking about.
No matter what you call them they are one of the same. Usually associated with lots of frozen fruit, along with liquid and sugar for a delicious summer treat.
Or if you are really lucky a fruit split, that is instead filled in the centre with ice cream.
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- Clean the fruit. Peel and dice the mango and kiwis.
- In a blender place your honey, coconut milk and banana. Blend until smooth. Add 6 ice cubes and blend again.
- Keep ¼ of the mixture in the blender and put the rest to one side in a mixing bowl.
- Place in the blender the blueberries with the ¼ coconut mixture and blend. Place it into the bottom of the mould.
- Follow this up with blending the kiwi along with another ¼ of the coconut mixture. Then spoon the kiwi mixture over the blueberries.
- Do this again with the mango and again spoon the blended mixture over the kiwi.
- Then one final time with the strawberries.
- Place the moulds into the freezer and allow to freeze for 6 hours.
I picked up a really good ice lolly mould set via a for sale ad via a Facebook Group. If I hadn’t found that particular one then I would have bought this one on Amazon. This recipe made a lot of mixture and fitted into 12 medium moulds as well as a bowl left for my daughter to lick out when I was done. You could change this for whatever fruit is in season. I also love mine with blackberries, raspberries and cherries.
Paleo Smoothie Ice Lollies Recipe Podcast
We also have created a short version of the recipe into a Podcast. We have loaded it up onto our Itunes account and it is great for a quick download and then you can save it to your phone and then have it in your kitchen with you as you cook.
Paleo Smoothie Ice Lollies
What I love about these smoothie ice lollies is that it is completely and utterly Paleo. If you want to eat healthy and you follow the Paleo diet then you need these. They are amazing and perfect for treats this supper.
Just fresh fruit, coconut milk and honey makes up these delightful summer smoothie ice lollies.
How Many Calories In Paleo Smoothie Ice Lollies
Well if you are wondering about the amount of calories in these smoothie ice lollies then you will be in for a real shock.
They come in at just 112 calories each. That’s amazing considering how much coconut milk is in them and how creamy and delicious they are.
Or if you are on Slimming World it works out at just 3.75 Syns per lolly. This is very reasonable for a low calorie lolly and is so low because you need just 1 can of coconut milk to make 12 of them!