It does not get much better than teething pops made from vegetables! These also make great summer iceblocks or just to sneak in some nutritious ingredients in a really fun way!
These teething pops are made from beetroot! Who would have guessed that you could have this awesome purple vegetable in a teething pop? Beetroot is a wonderful antioxidant, so when combined with berries (also high in antioxidants) like this that’s a powerful immune system booster. Not to mention beetroot is high in iron and folate. These cool pops are also made from coconut milk so are dairy-free but with dietary fat for long lasting fuel (and no blood sugar spikes!).
We had so much fun making these in the morning and in the Avent Combined Steamer Blender it was just so easy; one of the many uses for this must-have baby item!
1/2 Cup of raw beetroot chopped or about 4 small baby beets
1 Cup of coconut milk
1.Peel the raw beetroot and chop into rough cubes. Alternatively if using a bag of baby beets, simply put into the Avent Combined Steamer/Blender.
2.Add the strawberries and steam for approximately 15 minutes.
3.Add the coconut milk (you may need to slightly drain a bit of excessive water depending of how much you placed in
4.Simply blend and then pour into ice block molds (I use Tupperware ones as they are quite sturdy!).
5.Leave in the freezer for at least 2-3 hours. Remove and enjoy!
As you can see our boys just demolished these in a matter of second in the sun!
This is Smushie asking for “More, More”.
P.S I do a live demonstration of making healthy nutritious baby/toddler food using the Avent Combined Steamer Blender at our Starting Solids Events – Wellington is this Saturday on November the 5th and Palmerston North on November the 19th!
For those outside of these cities do check out my new Electronic Starting Solids Guide!
xxx Dr Julie Bhosale