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5 Nourishing Summertime Popsicles :: Great For Teething Babies, Busy Toddlers, & Kids of All Ages!

July 21, 2014

5 Nourishing Summertime Popsicles :: Great For Teething Babies, Busy Toddlers, & Kids of All Ages!
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Happy summer!

Sometimes the warmer weather can lead to lighter appetites in our kiddos (and I say “sometimes” lightly because, am I the only one with bottomless pits to feed every day?!).

This doesn’t mean they don’t need proper nourishment for their rapidly growing bodies though! On the contrary, my mantra of “make every bite count” is even more important when they are in a season of eating lighter with warmer weather.

Make every bite that they are taking in worth something with beautiful friendly fats to nourish their growing brains from coconut oil, raw milk or safe coconut milk, and pastured egg yolks. Make every bite count with a safe, real source of protein from grassfed collagen that will nourish their gut lining.

Most store bought popsicles are riddled with behavior altering food dyes and blood sugar spiking corn syrup or sugar. Even organic brands are typically just the fruit juice and can send those little blood sugars on a rollercoaster of spikes.

I love THESE kind of popsicle molds for smaller hands like teething babies and toddlers! Caitlyn has been relieving her sore gums with frozen nourishment lately and just loves them!

5 Nourishing Summertime Popsicles :: Great For Teething Babies, Busy Toddlers, & Kids of All Ages!
For older toddlers and school aged kids, THESE molds work well and I have been using mine for years. I have THIS set on my wish-list because frankly, I need to make more at time! With 3 little ones now we are just going through them faster and I don’t want to have to make them more than once a week. (Update 2017 – we have had that 10 pop mold for a couple years now and I use it exclusively! I make a round of pops once a week in the summer!)

5 Nourishing Summertime Popsicles :: Great For Teething Babies, Busy Toddlers, & Kids of All Ages!
Here are 5 of my staple summer time popsicles to keep around! Each recipe makes about 6 popsicles. Just blend everything up, pour into the molds, and freeze. Each of these recipes fits in a Magic Bullet fast which is what I use.

BLUEBERRY COCONUT
2 cups blueberries
1 cup safe coconut milk (raw milk, whole yogurt, or water would work too)
1-2 TB melted coconut oil
2 tsp almond extract (vanilla extract would work too)
Optional 2-4 TB grassfed collagen and/or pastured egg yolks

5 Nourishing Summertime Popsicles :: Great For Teething Babies, Busy Toddlers, & Kids of All Ages!
STRAWBERRY BANANA
1 cup strawberries
½ banana (could use a whole banana)
1 cup raw milk, whole yogurt, or safe coconut milk (water would work too)
Optional 2-4 TB grassfed collagen , pastured egg yolks, and/or 1-2 TBof coconut oil.

5 Nourishing Summertime Popsicles :: Great For Teething Babies, Busy Toddlers, & Kids of All Ages!
CHERRY LEMONADE
2 cups pitted cherries
Juice of ½ – 1 whole lemon (depending on how juicy your lemon is and how tart the kids will like it)
1 ½ cups water (could do raw milk, whole yogurt, or safe coconut milk instead)
Optional ¼ cup grassfed collagen, pastured egg yolks, and/or tablespoons of coconut oil.

5 Nourishing Summertime Popsicles :: Great For Teething Babies, Busy Toddlers, & Kids of All Ages!
PEACHES & CREAM
3 pitted peaches
½ cup sour cream (or whole raw cream, whole yogurt, or safe coconut milk)
4 pastured egg yolks (if you don’t tolerate eggs just omit)
Optional 2-4 TB grassfed collagen, and/or 1-2 TB of coconut oil

5 Nourishing Summertime Popsicles :: Great For Teething Babies, Busy Toddlers, & Kids of All Ages!
RASPBERRY VANILLA
2 cups raspberries
1 cup raw milk, whole yogurt, safe coconut milk, or water
1-2 tsp vanilla extract
Optional 2-4 TB  grassfed collagen, pastured egg yolks, and/or 1-2 TB of coconut oil

 

This post was shared at Fat Tuesday, and Real Food Wednesday!

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42 Comments

  • Reply Amanda July 21, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Is the egg yolk raw in these recipes? We get pasteured eggs from a reliable source but in still skeptical about serving raw egg. Should I be?

    • Reply Renee Kohley July 21, 2014 at 9:57 am

      Hi Amanda! Great question! Yes the yolks are raw. It is safe if you are getting your eggs from a safe source that pastures their chickens. It fact raw yolks have more of the nutrients in tact (which is why it is recommended to start babies on a soft boiled/runny yolk versus scrambled). If you are still unsure you can soft boil it. I have been doing raw yolks in smoothies and popsicles (I even stir them into oatmeal!) since the girls’ babyhood if that helps any 🙂 You can read this article from the Weston Price site – at the bottom is a smoothie recipe with raw yolk 🙂 http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/nourishing-a-growing-baby/

      • Reply Marge April 5, 2015 at 10:53 pm

        RAW MILK, ARE YOU SERIOUS?

        • Reply Renee Kohley April 7, 2015 at 6:31 am

          Yes raw milk. When you have a farm source that does it the right way it is a very safe and nourishing food to have in the diet. If you are interested in more information I am more than happy to provide that to you – I wasn’t sure if your comment was asking for more info or just stating your opinion.

  • Reply Andrea Fabry July 22, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    I’m going for the raspberry lemonade. I make homemade gelatin squares….much more fun to put them into popsicles!

    • Reply Renee Kohley July 22, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      Awesome Andrea 🙂 You’ll love them!

  • Reply Jessica @ConveyAwareness July 22, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Great recipes. There is never a lack of color or nutrient value in your recipes. Pinned.

    • Reply Renee Kohley July 22, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      Thank you Jessica – that means a lot to me to hear that!

  • Reply Shannon @ All Things Health July 22, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Thank you for creating these healthy recipes! They look so yummy! I shared on my Facebook page. 🙂

  • Reply linda spiker July 22, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    These all look delicious!

  • Reply Holly @ Your Gardening Friend July 22, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    These popsicles sound delicious for ME, an adult. 🙂

    I love the ingredients you’ve got listed.

    • Reply Renee Kohley July 23, 2014 at 6:12 am

      Thanks Holly! And YES make some for you too!

  • Reply Jessica July 22, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Cherry lemonade…for.real…when can I come over??

  • Reply Samantha July 23, 2014 at 6:16 am

    Yum! These look great thanks!

  • Reply Rachel @ day2dayjoys July 24, 2014 at 11:09 am

    First, I have to say your kids are adorable!!! We love making Popsicles! I have a 7yo, 5yo and 4 mo, and I’m sure the baby will loves these in about 8 months! 🙂

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  • Reply Chantelle Swayn July 30, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Wow, these look amazing! Your photos are so precious too. I’m pinning this! 🙂

    • Reply Renee Kohley July 30, 2014 at 7:26 am

      Thank you Chantelle! Enjoy the popsicles!

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  • Reply Cindy April 4, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    When u say yougart – have u made them w just plain Greek yougart and do u have to add the milk to them? I would think that water would water them down. I have made these in the past before I started getting on the wagon about looking at all ingredients so I use to add juice from a can to mine and they turned out good. But I was wondering if the fruit juice says 100 percent fruit juice and no added sugar will that work in these ? Thanks for all ur recipes I have really enjoyed them all!

    • Reply Renee Kohley April 5, 2015 at 8:17 pm

      Hi Cindy! I’m not a huge fan of using canned or bottled juices for popsicles for my kids because there really isn’t any nourishment to them. When you blend up real fruit with milk or water for the popsicles at least you are getting the real fruit nutrients that haven’t been heated from pasteurizing and you are also getting the fiber in the fruit. You can use plain Greek Yogurt if you want or milk or coconut milk works too. If they aren’t sweet enough for what your kids are used to in store bought popsicles just add some raw honey or pure maple syrup 😉 I hope that helps!

  • Reply Sarah April 5, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Love this post and want to make for my teething 9month old. I clicked on the link for the Popsicles but it doesn’t seem to be the same holder as the first couple of pictures. The one in the Amazon link has a thinner stick which I think would be difficult for my baby to hold onto… Would appreciate you posting link to the one pictured. Tia!

    • Reply Renee Kohley April 7, 2015 at 6:37 am

      Hi Sarah! I’m so glad you pointed that out! When I posted this last summer Amazon did not carry the ones I had – and I couldn’t find them ANYWHERE online to link! I had gotten those as a gift so I didn’t know where they were from! I just did a quick amazon search though and found them! I will add this to the post as well but here is the link 🙂 http://amzn.to/1JjI2hq

  • Reply Marge April 5, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Raw milk can have deadly bacteria.

    • Reply Renee Kohley April 7, 2015 at 6:34 am

      Hi Marge 🙂 If you have a farmer doing raw milk the right way in the correct vats with cleaning tank techniques that are the right way, raw milk is actually in fact a very nourishing, healthy food to have in the diet. If you are interested in more information I am more than happy to provide you with some resources – I wasn’t sure if your statement was a question asking for back up to my claims of it being safe or you were just stating your opinion.

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