Fruit & Vegetable Popsicles

Serving 4 - 6 pax
Preparation Time 6 hours
Skill Easy
Ingredients

Red layer
18-20 Fresh strawberries
½ Baby beetroot, cooked*
2 tbsp Organic honey
1 tsp Chia seeds (optional)

White layer
4-5 tbsp Greek yoghurt
2 tsp Organic honey

Green layer
2 Kiwis, peeled & sliced
Handful of Baby spinach leaves
1 tbsp Organic honey
1 tsp Chia seeds (optional)

*Available at your nearest FairPrice store.

Method
  1. Prepare the puree for the first (red) layer by washing and cutting-off the stems of the strawberries. Place in a blender along with the cooked beet, honey and chia seeds (if using) and puree until smooth. Set aside.
  2. For the second (white) layer, whisk together the Greek yoghurt and honey in a bowl. Set aside in the fridge.
  3. For the third (green) layer, blend the kiwis, spinach, honey and chia seeds until smooth. Set aside in the fridge.
  4. To assemble, start by pouring the red puree into popsicle mold about ¾ of the way. Next, pour a 1cm thick layer of the white mixture.  Finally, pour a 2cm thick layer of the green puree.
  5. Gently insert wooden popsicle sticks through the center of each mold and freeze the assembled pops for 6 hours.
  6. When you’re ready to serve, hold the mold under running water for 5-6 seconds. Gently wiggle the wooden stick to un-mold the popsicle.

Tip: If you are dealing with a fussy eater at home, start off with more of the fruits and lesser vegetables in your puree. Slowly increase the proportion of vegetables once your child’s taste buds have adapted to the new flavours.

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