Make hay whilst the sun shines…. is pretty much what people in the UK do when the sun is out. This country really does know how to celebrate sunshine, for obvious reasons, but it is so lovely to see everyone lapping up the sun and having a good time.
Growing up in Africa, when it was really hot we used buy ice lollies from the local store and suck on them until all the flavour was gone and they were just a big chunk of frozen ice (my now older teeth are aching just thinking about it), but the memory of ice lollies and a really hot day, do go hand in hand.
On a recent shopping trip to Lakeland, I found these fabulous little zipzicle bags, and they are really just a long thin ziploc bag which you can load your own mixture, then frozen to make an icicle. I immediately set about making a super heathy version in my NutriBullet, with a combination of mixed berries for antioxidants, coconut cream for healthy fats and grass-fed gelatin for protein, resulting in a great snack for my girls to take to school for their first break at 10:30. They won’t be frozen rock hard, but will certainly be cold enough to still taste delicious.
The orange ones are for my older daughter who regularly has an adrenal cocktail, simply frozen in a lolly form.
If you don’t have access to these bags, then any ice lolly mould will do, it really just a great way to have a refreshing yet healthy snack.
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries (I prefer cherries, strawberries and blueberries)
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup coconut milk or cream
- 1 Tsp honey (not necessary, so try and avoid it if possible)
- Blend all the ingredients together and transfer to your moulds and freeze
- Add 1-2 tsp grass fed gelatin for protein