Friday, July 25, 2014

Apricot Coconut Lemon Balm Popsicles

Even though we have had only few days of intense heat this summer, kids asked for this refreshing  yummy and healthy treat almost everyday! I also love having these on hand almost daily because our house is usually full of neighborhood kids and this is an unexpected and inexpensive treat to share with everyone!

 One of the ingredients is an herb called Lemon Balm... Have you ever heard of the benefits of this plant? According to a Natural News article, lemon balm is a great antioxidant, as well as calming herb, that helps reduce anxiety, promotes sleep, and improves indigestion. (I love the calming part - great for kids when they come home all hyped up from playing outside ;-)

You will need:
3 Apricots (or any kind of tropical fruit such as pineapple, mango, or peach)
1 Banana peeled
1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
5 tablespoons of Vanilla Yogurt
2 cups of coconut milk
1 teaspoon of honey (or 100% maple syrup)
Leaves from 1 long lemon balm stem

Combine all ingredients in a blender.

When all is nicely blended, pour the mixture into popsicle molds.

Place your tops on and place them carefully into the freezers. 

These will be ready in about 2-3 hours and will last for few weeks... but that is not a really important information because as soon as the kids realize they are in there, they will not last a day! ;-)

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