I want my kids to adopt a healthy lifestyle and make healthy choices with their meals, and as their parent it is my job to show them those healthy choices! I don’t think that making healthier choices means that you have to sacrifice on everything though, so I have been looking at ways to give them the treats they love, without all of the sugar and additives that they don’t need. Ice cream is a favourite in our house, so I started with a nice light frozen dessert.
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 2 bananas
- 1.5 cups Dairy Oh!
- 1 cup half and half cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp agave
- Put everything in the blender.
- Mix until well blended.
- Pour into a freezer safe container and allow to freeze for at least four hours before serving.
I really enjoyed this treat. The kids didn’t find it sweet enough for their taste, so next time I will add a little honey to it, or maybe a little agave, but I really don’t think it needs much.
At 102 calories per serving it fits right into my diet. It can be made with a variety of fruits and event different extracts to change the flavour, and I love that I’m getting more fruit into the kids without them even noticing!
Another option for this recipe would be to use yogurt in place of the half and half cream. I didn’t have any on hand or I would have done that. It also gives you more options with flavours to add in some flavoured yogurt.
How are you helping your children make light and healthy choices?