Ice Cream is perfect on these hot summer days. It may taste fantastic, but not always nutritional.
Well that is all about to change as I have here the perfect yoghurt and fruit ice cream recipe ‘Fruit Smoothie Pops’ for you (& the kids) that is both flavoursome and healthy!
So easy and simple - delicious and healthy way to eat yoghurt ice cream.
250g (1 punnet) Ripe Strawberries, hulled, cut into halves
1 Mango, stone removed
2/3 cup Vanilla Yoghurt (can substitute with low fat yoghurt, if prefer)
Optional – 1to2 tblsp of water to add in blender to assist in pureeing ingredients.
- Place strawberries, mango, banana and yoghurt into a blender (NOTE: may need to add a tblsp or 2 of water to help blend). Puree until smooth.
- Pour mixture into icy pole moulds (any will do - I bought 2 x 6 moulds for $2 each from Kmart). Seal with pop stick, place in stand and place in freezer for 5 hours or overnight.
- Rinse icy pole mould under cold water and remove. Serve immediately.
Nutritional information on the ingredients in Fruit Smoothie Pops:
- A great source of vitamin C. One of the functions of vitamin C is to help the body defend itself against infections.
- They are a good source of dietary fibre. Fibre helps prevent constipation.
- Antioxidant content is higher in ripe strawberries.
- There are high levels of fibre and pectin which are good for digestion
- Mangoes are a great source of vitamin E
- The generous amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A (plus 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy and strong.
- Bananas have high fibre content.
- They are full of vital anti-oxidants (notably beta-carotene) which convert naturally within the body to vitamin A & vitamin C which boost the immune system.
- Also contain vitamin B which protects against heart disease, regulates the nervous system and helps promote healthy skin.
- The Lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria in yoghurt support the friendly bacteria in the intestine. Conventional antibiotics destroy these gut flora and eating yoghurt restores the balance.
- Eating yoghurt regularly can also protect against intestinal problems, including gastroenteritis, diarrhea, and food poisoning by ensuring that the digestive system is functioning at its best.