Many, many years ago, before I had my surgery, I was on a mostly liquid diet for almost six months.
Would you believe during that time, I didn’t consume a single smoothie? It seems like the obvious choice, but I didn’t even own a blender.
Basically, everything I ate were things I later learned were awful for my digestive tract. I sipped meal replacement drinks. I ate lots of soup (from a can), yogurt, sugary applesauce, mashed potatoes (yup, the white ones), and popsicles.
Not popsicles that had real fruit listed in the ingredients. I’m talking about the ones with only water, sugar and food colouring. Ick.
Nowadays, I’m not sure how I lived without my popsicle molds. They’re just so awesome! And the possibilities are endless. I can create any flavour I want, without the added chemicals.
These peach pops are delicious and are packed with nutrients like vitamin C and vitamin A, the antioxidants that are great for fighting those pesky free radicals that are hell-bent on destroying our cells.
I like the taste of hemp seeds, and the extra nutrition they offer. They are definitely noticeable in this recipe, so if you’re not crazy about hemp flavour, you may want to just omit them.
gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian, soy-free, five ingredients or less
2 cups frozen peaches
1/2 cup – 3/4 cup water
4 small dates
2 tbsp hemp seeds, optional
Place the peaches, dates, half cup of water and hemp seeds (if using them) into a blender. Whirl until smooth. Add more water if needed to blend everything.
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.