CARDAMOM MANGO LASSI POPSICLES
12 months+, Toddler, Kid, Adult
Recipe adapted fromAdapted from http://www.dessertsforbreakfast.com/2010/09/mango-lassi-and-strawberry-honey-yogurt.html#more
Mangoes have been a part of the human diet for 4000 years. Their sweet luxurious taste has made them one of the most consumed fruits in the world but they have an impressive host of nutrients to boot. Mangoes are brimming with carotenids like alpha and beta-carotene, which are precursors to Vitamin A production in the body and potent anti-cancer agents due to their antioxidant free radical scavenging activities. Vitamin A is especially important for eye development in children - being fat soluble, it is well absorbed in these greek yoghurt and milk popsicles. Mangoes also offer a boatload of Vitamin C and some B vitamins, particularly folate - if you're pregnant and looking for sources of folic acid, you can devour these with your kids. Together with calcium, protein and probiotics from yoghurt, the range of health benefits from cardamom and NO ADDED SUGAR, these are truly treats you can feel amazing about.
Makes 4-6 popsicles, depending on the size of your molds
1 cup chopped ripe mango (about 1 large mango)
3/4 cup plain full fat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup plain whole or skim milk
3 pods cardamom, skins removed and seeds finely ground
Pinch of salt
Dry roast the ground cardamom over a medium flame in a nonstick skillet if you are concerned about contaminants in your spice stock or to be on the safe side for younger kids (see the GUIDELINES section under the SPICES tab). Combine the ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds and freeze until solid (usually several hours). Remove molds by running a bit of hot water on the outside and enjoy!
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