Yesterday I whizzed up these Alligator Pear (otherwise known as an Avocado) & Coconut popsicles from Sarah Wilson's I Quit Sugar book and they were later taste-tested over an episode of Puberty Blues. Not quite a Golden Gaytime but no doubt better for the bod. On a side note, imagine a 70s mama making homemade icypoles out of coconut water and chia seeds? Lolz. Crazy hippy. How times have changed.
1 large ripe avo
200mL coconut cream
Juice of 1 lime
3 tablespoons coconut water (Cocobella contains no added extras)
1 tablespoon rice malt syrup (didn't have any, replaced it with honey)
1 teaspoon chia seeds (the white ones)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Whizz and freeze.
And let's take a moment to zero in on some of the contents.
Avocado: Labelled as "the world's most perfect food" these knobbly numbers are high-fiber, contain 20 essential nutrients and vitamins, are rich in healthy fats such as omega-3 which are the secret to a healthy heart and a brainy brain. Avos, more particularly their high Vitamin E content, are connected to the prevented and reversal of Alzheimer's. Did you know that avocados are also known as alligator pears? I didn't. Makes sense.
Coconut Water: There seems to be a bit of argument about the health benefits of coconut water but if we're to believe the coco-nuts then straight-up coconut water is super hydrating, high in potassium and low in calories. It contains sugar in the form of glucose and fructose in low doses.
Ch-ch-ch-chia Seeds: I don't know how many seeds you have to pop to reap the rewards but these super seeds supposedly slow down digestion and are high in fiber, calcium, omega-3, manganese (which is good for dem bones and helps your body to utilise other nutrients), phosphorous (to synthesise protein for tissue repair and growth), and tryptophan to help regulate appetite, sleep and improve mood. Chia seeds are tasteless, nom, so you can add them to anything and everything. Go
"Your *kids* will enjoy reaching for the stars with these fun star-shaped frozen treats".