Here’s another post in our series of Preparing for a healthy, paleo Christmas. It’s just nine days till Christmas – and there’s a lot going on in our household. These past few days have been quite busy for me with our Miss Mac having surgery (tonsil and adenoids). Along with all the usual end of year things with school, I’ve been looking for and preparing foods that would be smooth for her throat as well as rich in nutrients.
The hospital recommended that we give her `foods’ like jelly and ice cream initially, but I wanted to make sure that she is getting the best nutrient value. We’ve been pulling out some soft, paleo/primal goodies like Chocolate Mousse Pudding, Apple Coconut pudding, and Coconut energisers for now. Icy poles are something that is soothing for her throat as well. Then the challenge will be getting her back to solid foods.
These mango and yogurt icy poles are the kids favourite so they never last long in the freezer. At first I wanted to add a bit of fat into them so tried with adding some melted coconut oil which all ended up at one end. Only one of my four kids liked them, so I don’t plan on doing that again. I actually found a commercial juice that is organic, and has no added sugar in it, so used it as a matter of convenience this time.
Mango and yogurt icy poles
- Mango juice
- Coconut water
- Greek yogurt
- Smear about a teaspoon of greek yogurt up and down the insides of the icy pole mould
- Mix the mango juice and coconut water together and pour into mould
I put these together a couple of different ways before I came up with the one I was happy with….no air pockets, the stick positioned well, and the great look of the yogurt spread through the juice. I made up a half and half mango juice and coconut water mixture for the liquid, but you could mix whatever proportions you like.
There’s time for you to get some of these into the freezer before Christmas. We’d love to hear about any variations you create.