Popsicles! Here is a great summertime treat that easy to prepare and healthy for your kids. Who doesn't love popsicles? These pops are a perfect energy treat for your little one because they have a fruit and protein. Try pulling them out at a kids summer party and I guarantee you'll hear oohs and ahhhs from the crowd.
I have been on a huge almond butter kick ever since I tried Barney Butter, which I think is the best of all the brands that I've tried. Still, my husband has always loved almond butter and he thinks he knows what tastes best, so just to make sure, I did a blind taste test with seven people of different ages (Kenya included!) to see what they thought. It was so much fun! I hid the three different nut butters we were testing (raw almond butter from Trader Joes and Mara Natha no-stir almond butter were the other brands) and let each person try a spoon full of each brand and let them decide which they liked the best. Incredibly, it was unanimous, Barney Butter won each time -- even with my husband! Besides the fact that this almond butter is smooth (not the kind where the oil and nut butter separate and you have to stir for ages to get it to a normal consistency). Even better, it's produced by a California mother of four, has less saturated fat then peanut butter and its high in magnesium and vitamin E which amongst other things helps to protect skin, circulation, brain and hormones against pollution.
4 Tablespoon (about 1/4 cup (I use Barney Butter))
Rice milk/Almond milk
1 Cup (16 tbs) (plain or vanilla flavor)
Calories 133 Calories from Fat 42
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5 g7.8%
Saturated Fat 0.77 g3.8%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 1.3 mg
Sodium 7.5 mg0.3%
Total Carbohydrates 22 g7.4%
Dietary Fiber 2.2 g8.9%
Sugars 12.3 g
Protein 2 g4.7%
Vitamin A 1.5%
Vitamin C 11%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
1. Place the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
2. Pour several tablespoons of mixture into popsicle molds (follow manufacturer’s directions for your mold).
3. Freeze overnight or a minimum of 4-5 hours.