Happy Independence day.
Celebrate with blue, red and white refreshing treats. Raspberry, blueberry, coconut popsicles are a easy and fun healthy snack for everyone to enjoy.
*Adopted from Running To The Kitchen
For more information on eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet see the end of the post.
Coco-Berry Pops - Serves 6
This is a great activity to do with the kids and bring to summer get togethers. It's fun and easy, it just takes a little patience not to eat them before the coco-berry pops are completely frozen!
Total time to make: 5.5 hours
- Dixie cups (9 oz), Popsicle sticks, blender
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 can of coconut cream (15 oz)
- 1 1⁄2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp unpasteurized honey (*not for my pregnant mamas or toddlers under 2)
- Take your blueberries and 1/4 cup water and blend until a smooth puree. Place 2 tbsp into the bottom of each Dixie cup and lay flat in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Blend together your coconut cream, chia seeds, vanilla extract and honey. Add your second layer over the blueberry puree (about 3cm high) and place a vertical popsicle stick in each dixie cup. Place back in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Finally, make your raspberry puree by blending your raspberries and 1/4 cup of water. Put the last layer on top and stick it back in the freezer. This time for at least 4 hour to ensure all the layers are solid.
- Once your Coco-berry pops are frozen solid, gently peel off the dixie cup to enjoy your Independence Day treat!
What is eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet?
Hypo-Allergenic is also known as Oligoantigenic or Elimination diet.
This means that we avoid eating the most common ingredients that cause people inflammation and digestive issues. IT IS NOT A DIET TO LOSE WEIGHT. It should be viewed more as a food sensitivity TEST.
The top 5 offenders include: wheat, dairy, corn, soy, and eggs.
Note that some of the foods on the list are very nutritious, so if you are not sensitive to the food, bring them back into your diet (ie. eggs).
Also remember, many gluten-free and dairy-free foods may not be healthy. Just because they remove those ingredients does not mean they haven’t replaced them with other poorer quality ingredients.
Try and stay away from packaged, canned, processed and deep fried foods. And be cautious of dehydrated and dried foods for they often contain added sugars and preservatives. Raw and fresh is often your best bet for optimal health.
To get your free comprehensive Hypo-Allergenic eManual including dietary guidelines, recipes for a 7-day meal plan, shopping lists, and food re-introduction schedule, sign-up HERE.
*For Daily Dose Subscribers, you’re manual is already downloaded into your worksheets page.