This Sweet and Healthy Treat Will Help You Get Those Nutrients in!

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Vegetables are usually reserved for side dishes or entrees. You don’t usually find them as desserts or even in desserts. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a delicious, sweet-tooth-pleasing treat that’s loaded with veggies.

This is also the perfect way to get your kids eating healthy, because what kid doesn’t like popsicles? And what parent doesn’t like their kids getting their daily dose of veggies? If I’m being honest, this is also how I trick myself into getting in some extra nutrients. I love eating healthy foods, but even I get bored sometimes. So, in the summer months I always make sure to have a few of these on hand so I can snack on something good for me!

To up your intake of vegetables, make these dairy-free, homemade ice pops. They are a refreshing combination of creamy coconut and sweet carrots. Make them today and eat dessert without guilt!

Carrot & Coconut Homemade Ice Pops in Dish | Vitacost.com/blog

Ingredients

  • 2 cups carrots, shredded
  • 15 oz. full fat canned coconut cream
  • 4 oz. coconut water
  • 4 oz. carrot juice
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • Pinch stevia or monk fruit, optional

Directions

  1. In food processor or high-speed blender, combine all ingredients and process until smooth. Taste and adjust sweetener if necessary.
  2. Pour into ice pop molds and freeze for 5 hours.

Notes:

  • For colorful pops, use rainbow carrots.
  • Carrots are naturally sweet, so additional sweetener might not be necessary. But if you want a sweeter pop, a pinch of stevia or monk fruit should be enough.
  • You can also freeze mixture in ice cube tray (with a toothpick in the center) and freeze for about 3 hours.

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