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Strawberry Milk and Icy Poles


strawberry milk
When you are transitioning your family to a wholefoods diet, or when an allergy or intolerance has just been diagnosed, it can be very hard! As a parent you may feel torn between keeping your child well and ensuring they feel included. You may worry about ‘depriving’ them and about what others think of your approach. There is no doubt that going against the norm can be difficult. It is great to have a few recipes up your sleeve that look and sound like ‘typical’ children’s treats but do not have any adverse effects. Our chocolate thick shake is one such recipe. However, growing up I was more of a strawberry milk girl and that is how this recipe came to be.

My kids love this. I hope yours do too.

Wholefood Simply Strawberry Milk

1 cup of sweet, ripe, delicious strawberries

1 banana*

1/2 cup coconut milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

Blend and enjoy!

You can also make this recipe into icy poles.

*I use a frozen banana for the thick shakes and a fresh banana for the icy poles

strawberry ice cream


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Shan September 15, 2013 - 11:50 am

I’ve tried making these icy poles a couple of times and each time i mix the ingredients the coconut milk curdles. What am i doing wrong?

bianca September 16, 2013 - 9:12 am

Hi Shan, I am unsure what could be happening. I add the ingredients to my blender in the order listed, blend at high speed for 1 minute and pour into icy pole moulds or smoothie cups. I hope that helps. I also use a full fat coconut milk. Let me know how you go, Bianca

Mel September 28, 2013 - 10:00 am

These were a hit with my kids, made them as icy poles. Will definitelly be making them again!

bianca September 29, 2013 - 11:30 am

Thank you Mel, my kids love them too. Have a great day, Bianca

Jo October 15, 2013 - 2:10 pm

A hit also with my kids when I made them into icy poles. Apparently I am making them again according to the kids!!

bianca October 15, 2013 - 2:32 pm

Fabulous!!! Thank you Jo! I am glad it was a hit. It is lovely of you to write. Enjoy, Bianca

Jenn October 22, 2013 - 12:20 am

Thank you so much for sharing this simple & delicious recipe. I took my blender & the ingredients to my Daughter’s Preschool this morning and we made the icy poles as an activity with the whole class. We poured the mixture into ice trays and everyone enjoyed one for afternoon tea. It was 38 degrees today so was a perfect Preschool activity & my Daughter loved sharing this recipe & experience with all her friends. Thank you

bianca October 23, 2013 - 10:47 am

Oh isn’t that fabulous!!! Thank you so much Jenn. I am glad they have been enjoyed. Many thanks, Bianca

Justine November 26, 2013 - 3:34 pm

Can the milkshake be made and stored to drink later or is it intended to be consumed immediately?


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