Strawberry and banana smoothie pops {kid friendly}8

Posted on June 13, 2012 by ChristieKid friendly, Sweet Treats, Vegetarian

These smoothie pops are a fun and healthy way to get your kids to eat a portion of fruit. The oat milk is not particularly thick or creamy, so the resulting pops are more like a refreshing ice block than an ice cream. Beautiful on a warm afternoon, or when you don’t want them to lose their appetite for dinner.

I appreciate that the weather here in Australia has been less than perfect for eating ice blocks. However, it’s just starting to warm up in the Northern Hemisphere, so this one is for you guys! My lovely Aussie readers will have to bookmark this for Spring/Summer – or eat them wearing wooly jumpers – the choice is yours!

I’ve used cute little umbrella shaped popsicles that I found for a few bucks at a $2 shop, but they would work just as well in any ice block mould or even in ice cubes for a tiny person portion.

Come to think of it, little ice cubes of this mixture would be great thrown into smoothies to keep them super-chilled. Might try that when the weather warms up. If you try it first, please let me know how you go!

Do you (or your kids) enjoy eating fruit in ice block form?

Christie x

This recipe is proudly sponsored by Vitasoy. For more great soy recipes (including loads by me!) visit www.soy.com.au.

Strawberry and banana smoothie pops

makes 6

  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons hot water (from the kettle)
  • 125g strawberries (half a punnet), washed and hulled
  • 1 small banana (about 150g unpeeled), peeled and chopped
  • 375ml (1 1/2 cups) Vitasoy Oat Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Add the honey and the hot water to a small cup. Stir to dissolve the honey. Pour into a blender.

2. Add all the other ingredients and blend until smooth.

3. Pour into popsicle moulds or an ice cube tray and freeze for 4 hours or until set hard. Remove from the freezer and allow to thaw for a few minutes before removing and serving.

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