Simple pleasures

Breakfast ice lollies




As a supposed grown-up, I feel I can eat whatever I want, whenever. Cold pizza for breakfast and such.

While I try and promote a healthy diet to the children, that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. And while I wouldn’t really condone ice-cream for breakfast, I don’t see the harm in it every now and then. Say once a year.

This recipe, however, is the best of both worlds. Healthy fruit and yoghurt, but disguised as a seemingly illicit ice-lolly. It’s a great way to get some fruit into the children if they’re not that keen, and it’s something they can enjoy making with you. Of course, you don’t have to serve them at breakfast, but they’re pretty exciting to wake up to when you’re five years old…

4 ice-lolly moulds and sticks
4 tbsp ‘Coyo’ coconut yoghurt
A handful of: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants (feel free to add or replace as you like)
1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
Water to fill the moulds (you can add a little fruit juice if you like, but I prefer to avoid it)

Line up your moulds and distribute the berries between them. Slide a few kiwi slices down the side of each and half fill with water. Use the end of a spoon to slightly squidge some of the berries to release a little juice.

Mix the coconut yoghurt with a little water to loosen it and top up the moulds. You can just top them up with water if preferred. Stand them securely upright in the freezer and after an hour or so, push in the sticks so they’re nice and central. Freeze for another 3-4 hours, or overnight because I imagine you wouldn’t be getting up at 3am to make these…


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