Healthy Ice Cream Pops

by Tony Rovere
(West Islip, NY)

With the childhood obesity epidemic, getting worse and worse, coming up with healthy recipes for children is more important than ever.

And of all the potential food swaps, I feel that the biggest food swaps out there have to do with ice cream.

Kids love it, but the problem is that they are filled with sugar and getting kids used to consuming large amounts of sugar will lead to weight problems as well as diabetic problems later in life.

So with this in mind I wanted to give you an idea for an all-natural ice cream pop that tastes great, is high in protein to promote muscle growth and is low in sugar.

What I do take two scoops of whey protein mix. I personally use chocolate but you can use Vanilla as well to create a great "Black and white". I put it in a blender with 4 ounces of organic chocolate milk I use the Nature's Promise brand and two tablespoons of all-natural peanut butter.

When using the peanut butter, only look for a peanut butter that has two ingredients: peanuts and salt. Most peanut butters out there contain partially hydrogenated vegetable oil that is harmful for you so stick with the all-natural brands.

Now, mix this in the blender for a minute or so.

When complete, I then freeze this as ice pops for the kids. Or, if you are looking for ice cream put this in individual containers in the freezer for about three hours. The liquid will be at the same consistency as ice cream and your kids can enjoy a healthy snack that is full of protein and low in sugar.

About the author:

Tony Rovere regained his health, strength and vitality by losing 60 pounds and managing to keep it off for over 4 years.

This is why he created, where he shares his passion for health and fitness with others so that they can accomplish the same goals that he has achieved.

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