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Healthy breakfast icy poles

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley

These breakfast icy poles are the perfect way to start your summer mornings.

Ice cream for breakfast? Yes please.
Ice cream for breakfast? Yes please. Photo: Danielle Colley

Ingredients

  • 1 large over ripe banana
  • 1 cup natural yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon of chia
  • ¼ cup of cashews (omit for allergies)
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • ½ cup of fresh or frozen mixed berries
  • 18 or so fresh or frozen blueberries
  • ¼ cup granola, or cereal of choice
  • 2 extra tablespoons of granola or muesli, roughly chopped – for serving
  • 1 extra tablespoon puffed amaranth – for serving
  • 1 extra tablespoon combined sunflower and pepita seeds – for serving

Method

Breakfast can be a funny beast in my house. One day they love eggs, and the next day eggs are gross. Another day pancakes are in and the next they are so very out and the fact that I didn’t telepathically know makes me some kind of fool.

One thing that never goes out of kiddy culinary fashion is ice cream, and these breakfast icy poles are the perfect way to start your summer mornings because they have protein, low GI carbs, fruit and a bucket load of love … Unless you whipped them together in desperation to make breakfast slightly less painful like me. Then maybe they were made with a pinch of love but don’t mind the semantics.

I made double layers, it was super simple, but if you can’t be bothered you can whack it all in at once and just wiz it up.

Whenever I have over ripe bananas I peel them and freeze them. They are perfect for smoothies, and this recipe.

Place your banana, yoghurt, cashews, oats, chia and maple syrup into a blender or Nutribullet. Wiz until smooth.

1. Fill a little under half of your molds with this mix. You will have quite a bit left. Add three or four blueberries to each, then top with a layer of cereal.

2. Toss your mixed berries into remaining smoothie mix, and blend once more.

3. Top icy pole molds with berry mix, pop the lids on and stick into the freezer until firm.

4. Combine your serving grains and seeds in a bowl.

5. When icy poles are ready, place the mold into a little warm water for a few seconds to loosen, and slide them out. Then dip the ends into the water so they get a little sticky and the seed mix sticks to them.

6. Repeat with remaining and serve with smug knowledge you’ve duped your kids into a healthy breakfast.

 

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