I was recently contacted by Sykes Cottages to see if I would like to take part in a competition to come up with the best ice lolly recipe. This combines 2 things I love – ice lollies and competitions – so I jumped at the chance.

"Hidden veg" ice lolly recipe: trying to get my son to eat vegetables is nigh on impossible so I've hidden them in an ice lolly! Click here for ingredients and a how to video (staring my son!) http://mumsdays.com/hidden-veg-ice-lolly/

The problem with veg…

Reuben is a fussy eater and at present doesn’t eat any vegetables *sobs loudly*

Because he loves anything sweet and drinkable I can, however, get vegetables into him through ‘hidden veg’ juices. He loves these juices, and so he and I regularly make them together. The good thing about this process is that Reuben is actually holding, touching and getting used to the dreaded veg he won’t eat, and will occasionally put it in his mouth. The hope is that one day he will just decide that cucumber, for example, is OKโ€ฆwhich I think might be soon as the last 3 times I have put cucumber on his plate he has licked it – as ridiculous as it sounds this is progress I promise!!

"Hidden veg" ice lolly recipe: trying to get my son to eat vegetables is nigh on impossible so I've hidden them in an ice lolly! Click here for ingredients and a how to video (staring my son!) http://mumsdays.com/hidden-veg-ice-lolly/

“Hidden Veg” Ice Lolly Recipe and Vlog

Anyway, onto the the ‘hidden veg’ ice lolly recipe. This ice lolly recipe basically combines Rueben’s love of the “hidden veg” juice with his love of ice creams. So , basically, I have taken my favourite veg juice recipe and turned it into an ice lolly!

This is what you’ll need (plus a handful of spinach which I completely forgot about until half way through the video!).

"Hidden veg" ice lolly recipe: trying to get my son to eat vegetables is nigh on impossible so I've hidden them in an ice lolly! Click here for ingredients and a how to video (staring my son!) http://mumsdays.com/hidden-veg-ice-lolly/

To give you the full effect (I’m taking this competition seriously!), I have attempted my most ambition Vlog to date by making the ice lolly recipe with Reubenโ€ฆ!

As a recap:

1. Juice everything except the Avocado (making sure you pack the spinach, ginger and lemon in-between 2 apples)

2. Blend in the avocado for a minute or more to make it really smooth

3. Pour into the moulds and put them straight into the freezer

4. Leave for at least a few hours and then once you’re ready to enjoy them, pour warm water over the outside of the moulds, twist to release and enjoy!

Because I’m currently juicing I had two of these lollies for lunch, which was a welcome change from just juice. And, the kids had them for pudding and both Gabby and Reuben really enjoyed them. Gabby then watched the video and was shocked there was avocado in it!

"Hidden veg" ice lolly recipe: trying to get my son to eat vegetables is nigh on impossible so I've hidden them in an ice lolly! Click here for ingredients and a how to video (staring my son!) http://mumsdays.com/hidden-veg-ice-lolly/

What’s your favourite Ice Lolly Recipe? And do you have any sneaky ways to get veg into your little ones?!

Do share in the comments below!

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