plant-based dessert

Healthy Plant-Based Dessert for Kids

Plant-based nutrition has been gaining popularity around the world, and for good reason. As our kids grow and develop, eating a healthy and well-balanced diet is more important than ever. Children’s ever-changing bodies need all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients we can give them and eating a plant-based diet can provide them with everything they need. Many parents ask how they can get their kids to eat healthier foods, and the answer might be easier that you think! 

Dessert can be a fun and delicious time that the entire family can enjoy together, but it can also be tricky when kids are craving unhealthy foods. So many desert options are filled with high amounts of processed sugars and leave kids with a sugar high and later, a sugar crash. Ice pops are a great dessert choice that can be made with fresh, plant-based ingredients. Kids will love to eat them and parents will love how healthy they are.

You can easily make homemade ice pops with a combination of your kid’s favorite fruits and flavors. Turn dessert time into a family activity and have your kids help in the pop-making process for extra fun!

Blueberry Ice Pop Recipe

Makes 8 ice pops

Ingredients:

  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 250 mL almond or oat milk
  • 125 mL vanilla plant-based yogurt
  • 75 grams blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour into your ice pop molds, add popsicle sticks, and let harden in the freezer for about 2-3 hours. 
  3. Remove from ice pop molds and enjoy!
About the author

Kelsey Riley

Kelsey is a registered nurse and currently works in a school serving children from preschool through grade 8. She has a passion for plant-based nutrition and is the founder of the blog Planted in the Kitchen. This is where she creates and shares delicious plant-based recipes for the whole family.

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