The silicone molds work really well and are very easy to use. The tops fit tight. For my 22 month old, it is a bit difficult for him to push and hold the pop up. I run warm water over the mold, pop it out and then turn it upside down (narrow side up) and wrap a little napkin around the bottom for him to hold it with. It stay really frozen while he eats it, so it does not drip at all. I just have to push the napkin down a little bit right at the end. This is an awesome treat that you can feel really good about (I have to admit, I love them, too!)
Mix and match fruits and veggies for various combinations! Take a look at the recipes that A Nourishing Home created for lots of inspiration. She has a ton of Popsicle and push-pop recipes on her Facebook page!
You will see I use strawberries in my recipe. A quick tip - I buy them fresh (organic) at Costco. As soon as I come home with them I wash them, dry them and thinly slice them. I split the total amount in half and add to two separate zip top bags. I lay the bags flat in the freezer and use them for smoothies, these "go-gurt" pops, oatmeal, or for eating straight out of the bag! (Very easy for a toddler to eat a thinly sliced frozen strawberry!)
Frozen "Go-Gurts" (Dairy Free)
1/2 cup frozen organic strawberries (approx. 5 whole large frozen berries)
1/4 cup frozen organic raspberries
1 cup cultured coconut milk (see photos below so you know what you are looking for!) or other dairy liquid (plan drinkable yogurt, whole milk, etc).
2 tbsp. raw honey
1 tbsp. ground flax
Add all ingredients to blender, blend until smooth. Add additional liquid if needed in order to obtain smooth consistency.
|Recipe above, blended|
|Stand molds in a tall glass, pour mixture into measuring cup to easily pour into molds|
|Once sealed, place glass into freezer overnight. Enjoy anytime you (or your little one) is looking for a cold treat! :)|