Immune Boosting Popsicles

Love that he loves to help me in the kitchen.

Love that he loves to help me in the kitchen.

A few weeks ago I was making my way through Marlene’s Natural Food Market when I stumbled upon some “natural” immune boosting otter pop like thingys.  I was intrigued.  Leif has had a constant goopy nose (thankfully no infections) this year and I am trying to get as many immune boosting herbs and foods into him as possible.  I wasn’t 100% sold on the ingredients as they did have a few “extras” but I bought them anyway to let Leif try and also to inspire myself.  The next week, I ordered some Zoku Classic Pop Molds and some Sunsella Might Pops Silicone Molds (think re-useable otter pop style).  I’ve been playing around with different recipes and so far Leif is digging it big time. He loves the whole process–from blending it up in the vitamin to pouring, to waiting…okay, maybe not the waiting to so much…to taking the popsicles in and out of the covers and of course eating them.  I don’t mind him eating them for breakfast…lunch… or heck, even dinner as they are loaded with good for you goodies such as bananas, berries, pineapple, greens, cucumber, spirulina, hemp protein, echinacea, golden root, and Oregon grape root.

Just blend ingredients and pour into molds and freeze!

Here are a couple combos Leif has really been enjoying:

“Mucus Breakup Antibiotic” Pineapple Berry Delight

1 banana

2 cups chopped pineapple

2 cups blue berries

2 large handfuls greens

a few dashes cinnamon

1 tsp spirulina

1 dropper of Oregon Grape Root (Herbs for Kids is a good brand) per popsicle mold (I don’t blend this but add it to each mold and stir after I fill the mold)

1 dropper of Echinacea/Golden Root Combo (same as Oregon Grape Root for mixing)

Just enough water to make a smooth but easy to pour consistency (about 1 cup)

Chocolate Almond Butter Protein 

2 bananas

2-3 Tablespoons Almond butter or nut butter of choice

3 Tablespoons Hemp Protein Powder

1/4 cup raw Cocoa powder

3 dates

Cinnamon

1 dropper of Oregon Grape Root (Herbs for Kids is a good brand) per popsicle mold (I don’t blend this but add it to each mold and stir after I fill the mold)

1 dropper of Echinacea/Golden Root Combo (same as Oregon Grape Root for mixing)

water or nut based milk to blend

He likes to take a few licks of all of them and then start over... soo if you're at our house and I offer you a popsicle...know that Leif may have tested it for you.

He likes to take a few licks of all of them and then start over… soo if you’re at our house and I offer you a popsicle…know that Leif may have tested it for you.

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