Nutritious food and food that our kids will eat are not often spoken in the same sentence, but folks…it can be done! With a little help from our friend and health guru, Dr. Zelana Montminy not only can we get our families to eat healthy foods, they will enjoy them! Dr. Z blends her expertise in the Psychology and Health fields to impress upon us the connection between positive psychology and healthy eating so that we, “don’t just live…we thrive!”
We are thrilled to have Dr. Z share her super healthy and definitely yummy recipe for green St. Patty’s Day Creamsicles!
Dr. Z’s Vegan St Patty’s Creamsicle
My son sometimes doesn’t want to eat fruit or veggies, but a popsicle is always a sure thing, rain or shine! I created these green creamsicles to impress the family just in time for St Patty’s Day!
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 2 dates
- 1 handful ppinach
- 6-8 strawberries, washed and stems removed
- 1 banana
- 1 cup almond milk
Soak raw cashews for a few hours or overnight before making this recipe. Soak the dates for about 20-30 minutes to soften, but if you don’t have the time it’s not necessary. However, be sure to remove any pits. Combine strawberries, banana and spinach in your blender. Then add 1/4-1/2 cup soaked raw cashews, 2 dates and 1 cup almond milk (or any other milk you choose). Blend all ingredients. You will want it to have a smooth consistency but not too watery. Fill your popsicle molds leaving at least a half inch at the top for the mixture to expand while freezing. Freeze for several hours and enjoy! This will be a hit for the whole family!
For our Creamsicles, we used these adorable Nature’s Kitchen Silicone Popsicle Molds. We love how easy they were for our kids to use and our kiddos loved all the bright colors!
Thank you Dr. Z for sharing this yummy treat!
Ashley + Hallman
Dr. Zelana Montminy has a unique fusion of expertise in the areas of psychology, health, and the media. She holds Masters and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Health and a focus in Positive Psychology, and has a Certification in Nutrition. Her doctoral study and research is at the forefront of ground breaking new science, exploring the relationship between happiness, optimism and healthful eating behavior. Dr. Z, as she’s called by her fans, regularly appears on television, most recently on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Fox News and E! Entertainment Television, and has shared the stage with many other leaders in the field, including Dr. Oz, Jane Fonda and Dr. Andrew Weil.