Kiwifruit and Greek Yogurt Popsicles
July is a special month in the USA. President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month and established National Ice Cream Day as the third Sunday in the month of July. According to President Reagan, National Ice Cream Month should be celebrated with ‘appropriate ceremonies and activities.’ So we’ve got the perfect, ice cream treat: Greek yogurt and kiwifruit popsicles.
Originally called the Chinese gooseberry, kiwifruit is packed with vitamins and minerals and is one of the most nutritionally dense fruits out there. Not only can they help promote weight loss and digestive health this tangy fruit also provides 38 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin K.
So we’ve got the perfect, ice cream treat: Greek yogurt and kiwifruit popsicles.
Bonus: Prebiotics are the fuel that allows probiotics to do their work, these popsicles are a super easy way to incorporate good bacteria into your children’s diet, without sugar.
Greek yogurt and kiwifruit popsicles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours, 10 minutes
2 cups plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 ripe peeled kiwifruit
1. In a food processor or blender mix the yogurt, almond milk and maple syrup.
- If you don’t have a blender you can just stir the ingredients in a bowl.
2. Thinly slice the kiwifruit and slide into the popsicle trays.
3. Divide the yogurt mixture between the trays, insert popsicle sticks, and gently tap the popsicle tray on the counter to remove air bubbles.
4. Freeze, popsicles take about two hours to freeze, for little hands push the stick of your popsicle through the bottom of a cupcake liner, to avoid drips.
If you don’t have popsicle molds, small paper cups and craft sticks will do the trick, too.
Prebiotics are a specific plant fiber that feeds the good bacteria already in our bodies. When there are inadequate prebiotic levels in the gut, an imbalance of the bad bacteria can occur, usually resulting in gas and bloating.
Probiotics are live bacteria found, in certain foods such as Greek yogurt and other dairy products, that when consumed, colonise our digestive tract. These live bacteria are good for our bodies and work to keep our intestines clean and food moving through our bodies.
To have a better understanding of the difference between Prebiotics and Probiotics, you can read more here "Power of Prebiotics and Probiotics for Health".
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