(gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, grain-free, egg-free)
Soak the ground chia and hemp seeds in ¼ cup water for 15 minutes.
Place the soaked seeds and water with the rest of the ingredients in a food processor or mini blender and process until smooth and creamy.
Scoop into ice lolly molds and place them in the freezer until set.
*Soak the dates by covering with water for a minimum of 1 hour, or overnight in the fridge. Once soaked, remove them from the soak water and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days.
The recipe for Chocolate Mousse is taken from my book Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics.
Adding the rind to the mix tends to dilute the beautiful pink-red colour of the watermelon juice – so I add a slice of beetroot to amp up the red!
The ice lolly pictured (above) in the background is watermelon juice without the rind. The one in the foreground is made with the rind and a slice of beetroot.
Yes, you can eat the seeds and rind of the watermelon (be sure to wash the watermelon thoroughly before you cut it though).
As I write in the 156-Ingredient Glossary of my book:
According to Dr. Mercola, “the rind contains plenty of health-promoting and blood-building chlorophyll, and more of the amino acid citrulline than the pink flesh.
Citrulline is converted to arginine in your kidneys, and not only is this amino acid important for heart health and maintaining your immune system, but it has been researched to have potential therapeutic value in over 100 health conditions.”
I would never get buy-in if I asked Mila if she would like a Bone Broth Ice Lolly – so I simply call them “Banana Ice Lollies” and “Green Ice Lollies” 🙂
For those of you with children on the GAPS diet, bone broth ice lollies may be particularly useful. While I love sipping on a mug of steaming bone broth – Mila, not so much! But she gobbles up these ice lollies blissfully unaware of what is in them!
These smoothie recipes appear in my book, Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics and they all make delicious ice lollies.
Basically make an ice lolly from anything your little one is refusing to eat in its current form 🙂
You can also blend any fruit that is overripe and freeze it into an ice lolly.
I make ice lollies from left-over Fruit Leather mixture. You can find one of my recipes for fruit leather here.
Below is the most recent batch of fruit leather I made – and the ice lolly I made from the left over mixture.
Ingredients: butternut, gem squash, sweet potato, apple, mango, chia seeds, coconut milk, coconut butter, baobab powder, moringa powder, gotu kula, amalaki, rooibos tea, milk thistle tea, dandelion tea.
This is one of my more recent creations which I made for a friend of mine who was in hospital with post-op septicaemia and cancer.
Not so much of a recipe – more of a formula 🙂