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Summer Fun with our Kids! Let’s Make Popsicles!

Summer Fun with our Kids! Let’s Make Popsicles!

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We’re in the heat of the summer… We’re dripping with sweat… Imagine a yummy treat that can cool you off—and it’s healthy too! Since my children were very young, I have been making homemade popsicles for them. As they get older, they can participate in the process. It can be a lot of fun! Here are two fun recipes you can do with your kids.

Fruit Smoothie Popsicle:

Ingredients:

    • ½ cup ‘watery vegetable’ like cucumber or zucchini
    • 1 cup fresh or frozen fruit (preferably organic or not sprayed) like berries, banana, mango, pineapple
    • 1 tbsp raw local honey
    • ½ cup water
    • Optional: Probiotic (open capsule and pour into blender)
    • Optional: ½ cup unsweetened coconut yogurt (optional but makes popsicles creamier! You can also substitute with another type of plain yogurt)

Directions:

1. Add all ingredients into blender
2. Blend until smooth consistency throughout
3. Pour mixture into popsicle mold
4. Freeze until frozen through
5. Enjoy on hot day!

Chocolate Banana Smoothie Popsicle

Ingredients:

    • 1 banana
    • ½ cup unsweetened coconut yogurt (you can substitute with another type of plain yogurt)
    • 2 tbsp raw cocoa powder
    • 1/8 to ¼ cup raw local honey (taste test for desired sweetness)
    • 1 tspn vanilla extract
    • Optional: Probiotic (open capsule and pour into blender)

Directions:

1. Add all ingredients into blender
2. Blend until smooth consistency throughout
3. Pour mixture into popsicle mold
4. Freeze until frozen through
5. Enjoy on hot day!

Ayelet Connell-Giammatteo, PhD, PT, IMT,C is the President and Owner of Integrative Wellness and Physical Therapy in Bloomfield, CT, a wellness center specializing in holistic Physical Therapy, Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT), and nutritional wellness. Dr. Connell-Giammatteo is a Physical Therapist and Certified Integrative Manual Therapist. She has been practicing in the field of IMT for over 15 years. Dr. Connell-Giammatteo received her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from The University of Hartford in Connecticut. She received her Doctoral Degree from Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, Ohio, focusing in neuropediatrics, with a concentration in autism.