+ Well Nourished ⎮ Lime Coconut Popsicles (dairy and gluten-free)

Lime Coconut Popsicles

The summer swelter is in full swing here in Australia. With many days this week too hot to even contemplate turning the oven on, I’ve been experimenting with icy treats so I thought I’d share my favourite so far – a Lime Coconut Popsicle.

I’ve frozen half of this batch into little cups for the kids to take to school when they are back. I pack them from frozen and by morning tea time they are soft ice cups that they just love (they eat them with a small spoon). If you are after more lunchbox inspiration, my ‘Well Nourished Lunchbox’ ebook has a 150pages of inspiration and information. To celebrate the start of a whole new year of school and to help more parents pack a healthy, whole foods lunchbox (that comes home empty), I’m offering 10% discount with the promo code NEWYEAR (offer available until the end of Feb 2017). Find out more HERE.

But I digress, the delicious recipe…

Health benefits
Apart from lime being an obvious source of vitamin C, it is also a great source of potassium and many powerful antioxidants. Avocado is a brilliant source of beneficial fats and many essential vitamin and minerals.

Ingredients
270ml can coconut milk (I used the Ayam brand)
120ml (½ cup) lime juice (4 limes)
Zest of one lime
60ml (¼ cup) sweetener (rice malt, honey or maple syrup)
60ml (¼ cup) coconut water (or plain water)
1 perfectly ripe avocado, peeled and stone removed
Shredded coconut, toasted

Method

  1. In a powerful blender or food processor, blend all of the ingredients (except the shredded coconut) together until smooth and creamy. TMX 30 sec, speed 9.
  2. Taste and adjust the sweetest to suit your taste (I like a lot of tang, but you can add more sweetener if you find them too tart).
  3. Sprinkle a little toasted coconut into the base of your popsicle moulds, followed by the blended mixture. Add a popsicle stick and freeze until solid.
  4. Remove from the moulds to enjoy.

Variations
Fructose friendly
Choose rice malt syrup as your sweetener or sweeten with stevia.

Coconut-free
Replace the coconut milk with full-fat cow or nut milk.

 

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  • Robyn

    Hi Georgia, can’t wait to try this recipe! What cups do you use for your kids lunch boxes? Thanks!

    • I use mostly little stainless steel cups by Kids conserve, sometimes a couple of old thermos flasks (for particularly hot days) and little tupperware for any excess) G x

      • Robyn

        Thanks.

  • Kerri

    These look great. Would they work ok without the avo do you think Georgia? Also, what do you use as the ‘cups’ for the ones you have frozen for back to school?

  • Yes they would for sure – the avo adds a softness to the popsicle (and no flavour). The cups I use are just ones I have accrued over the years – some stainless steel, some tupperware. Enjoy Kerri G x

  • Akiko

    Hello Georgia, what popsicle moulds do you use? I was given the one from Tupperware but I’m worried about plastic. Are there any stainless steel ones?

  • Ilse van Staden

    I made these using lemon, since I didn’t have lime at the time. They are delicious, thank you!

  • Great glad you enjoyed Ilse – they are very delicious x

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