Sunday, June 23, 2013

Raw Nutrient Dense Key Lime Pie Creamsicles (also makes a tasty pudding) SCD/Paleo/GAPS

I'm always looking for new ways to serve not only sweet treats, but healthy sweet treats.  My freezer is usually full of popsicles at the ready.  It gets super hot here in the summer and so they are a necessity.  We usually go with juice based pops, but I love the use of coconut milk or other non-dairy milks for a fun, healthy twist.  I wasn't sure how my kiddos would respond to these...and yeah, they LOVED them! And mommy loves how much nutrition they get in every cold, sweet and sour bite. 
This also makes a great pudding, you know, kind of like key lime pie without the crust.  Refrigerate at least 4 hours to thicken. 

Ingredients
-1 can (1 1/2 cups) coconut milk this or this 
-1 cup fresh spinach
-1 avocado 
-1/3 cup honey* (vegans use maple syrup or coconut nectar)
-1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice

How To:
1.  Add the above ingredients to a blender and blend until well incorporated.  Fill popsicle molds and freeze at least 4 hours.  
2.  I like these popsicle molds which are made with toxic free plastic. 

Notes:
*Please adjust the sweetness to your preference.  Taste test before and add more as needed.  
*You can also add in some protein powder of your liking for additional nutrition. 
*A banana with 1/4 cup water would add in another fun flavor combination to these pops. 
*SCD omit cacao nibs.  


22 comments:

  1. Love the spinach in here! And they look great. Basically, my kinda smoothie! ;-)

    Ahhhnnnndddd. . . . MAD MEN FINALE TONIGHT!!! (I'll be thinking of you while we watch--LOL!). :D

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    1. Hi Ricki,

      Yes, you can't even detect the spinach. It's so great. Luckily my kids don't object to eating greens, but if I can get more in there anyway I can...I will. :-)

      And I cannot wait for the finale. I've been meaning to email you about the last 4 episodes. They have been FANTASTIC! I have to wait until tomorrow night to watch (as we don't have a TV so I must wait for it on the computer). But It's always such a treat. I love this show. So sad it's the finale. But so excited to see how they are going to end the season.

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  2. Oh, these look so good! I think my favorite pudding to make with avocado is actually lime. I'll have to try these with my girls...they are OBSESSED with popsicles, hehe. :-)
    Thanks for all your sweet comments over on my blog. I always love hearing from you!

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    1. Let me know how your girls like them! It's funny because I gave some of the "pudding" to my daughter, and she was like, "Meh." But of course when it's all cold and creamy in popsicle form it tastes fabulous and she loved it. So funny. Kids DO love popsicles! I love them too. Maybe that's why I have 500 of them in my freezer. Mommy likey. :-)

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    2. I had to come let you know that we all loved this recipe! I have these tiny popsicle molds, so we had some 'batter' leftover (which was good because we all wanted an immediate treat), so I threw some ice in it and made a 'frosty'. Yum yum yum!! I also only used 1/4 cup of maple syrup and 15 drops of stevia and hemp milk in place of coconut. Thanks for the great recipe Amber! :-)

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    3. Yum, Lauren. Sounds great and I love your variations. Thanks or sharing. xoxo

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  3. These sound fabulous! I only wish it would warm up here in Scotland to really enjoy them, or any frozen treat. But I guess at least they wouldn't melt so quickly :D

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    1. Thanks Kellie. Does it ever warm up there in Scotland? I've always wanted to visit. We have distant connections to Scotland and Ireland. One day.

      We love our frozen treats in the summer, but also enjoy them in the winter. And ha ha, yes, they don't melt nearly as fast.

      Be Well,
      -Amber

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  4. As always Amber, these look incredible! I am going to make these popsicles tomorrow and try them out with lime essential oil :) Totally stoked. I love the nutrition in these babies-avocado and spinach!

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    1. Hi Laura,

      I thought these would catch your eye. I hope they are well received on your end. xoxo

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  5. Oh Amber, the kiddos are too cute!!! I love that they loved these! That's a huge win! The creamsicles look amazing! Definitely giving these a try! xoxox

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  6. I pinned this and can't wait to make it! I'm SO INTO ice cream and popsicles - thanks :)

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    1. I know what you mean girl! Us too. So easy and such great snacks. :-)

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  7. These look incredible! One more reason for my to get a popsicle mold ;)

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  8. What do you recommend I replace for the avocado? We can't have those here.

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    1. Just leave it out. If you want, you can add in a banana for the creaminess. Good luck.

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  9. How much coconut milk should be added? When I looked at the links you provided one is a carton (8.5oz) and the other is a can (13.5oz)...so I'm not sure how much coconut milk to use. Thanks! I am excited to try this for my kids

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    1. Good question. So use one can, or equivalent, and that would be just slightly over 1 1/2 cups (or just weight out 13.5 ounces).

      I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

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  10. I bought my first popsicle molds this year, so have been gathering recipes, and these are on my must-try list. I also added it to the paleo popsicle roundup in my latest blog post. Thanks for your delicious creativity!

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