Something good for the kids

Feeding the kids, or more accurately deciding what to feed the kids and then making it, consumes a large chunk of my time. I’m always on the look out for ideas that help me provide them with healthy options but that don’t take up too much time to make.

These little cups of goo do that, and the kids feel like they’re getting a treat because it’s sweet and chocolatey.

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You can make several versions of this recipe, to suit what you have on hand, or to taste, and I’d encourage you to take the basics and play with additional ingredients to find what works for your family.

Commercial, packaged yoghurts are laden with sugar and chemicals, but you’ll know exactly what goes into these and you can even sneak in some greens and the kids will be none the wiser.

They take all of about two minutes to make too, so that’s another win in my books.

 

Today I used:

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  • About a cup of frozen organic blueberries
  • A splash (maybe about a cup) of rice milk (or milk of your choice)
  • A teaspoon of stevia
  • Heaped teaspoon of cacao powder
  • 2 tbs of chia seeds (these are what make it set)
  • Qtr of a large avocado
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Blend them all up until smooth and pop in the fridge to set.

These ones aren’t overly sweet, so if you’re kids are used to sweet foods, you might need to make a sweeter version and work your way down. To do that, use a ripe banana as the base fruit, add extra stevia or switch to rice malt syrup or honey. Throw in a couple of spinach leaves to boost nutrional value. Other options that are nice to use include cinammon, coconut, mint, vanilla.

Get creative and see what you can come up with! If you hit on a winning combination, I’d love for your to share it here in the comments.

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