These healthy chocolate orange ice lollies were a HUGE hit with my kids. All three of them absolutely devoured them, didn’t notice that they weren’t ordinary ice lollies, couldn’t detect the sweet potato and asked me to make more. With just four ingredients, a healthy portion of hidden vegetables and no added sugar what’s not to like?
If you’re looking for a summery hidden vegetable recipe for picky eaters then this is a great one for you. All you need to make these lollies are bananas, sweet potato purée, cacao powder and an orange. I usually have some sweet potato purée frozen in little pots or ice cube trays. I add it to pasta sauce or into macaroni cheese to make these dishes a little healthier and to make sure that my children at least eat a little portion of vegetables every day!
If you have bananas that are going brown in the fruit bowl but don’t have time to make banana bread then slicing them and freezing them is a great idea. Frozen bananas make smoothies lovely and creamy or you can use them to make nice cream, the healthiest version of ice cream that you’ll find. Alternatively make these healthy chocolate orange ice lollies.
How to make healthy chocolate orange ice lollies with hidden sweet potato:
- 2 small bananas, chopped and frozen
- Juice of one orange
- 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 100g sweet potato, cooked, puréed and cooled
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor or high powered blender.
- Blend until well combined and smooth.
- Pour into four ice lolly moulds and freeze overnight.
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