Mixing It Up with Haile Thomas

March 1, 2014

Issue 5: March/April 2014Kids' Menu
Haile-Thomas-Avocado-Pops

Chef Haile Thomas

One of my favorite fruits is the avocado. I love avocados sliced on sandwiches, mixed in smoothies or salad dressings, and of course in a variety of creative guacamole dips. Luckily, in addition to being yummy and versatile, avocados are also super-nutritious. They have nutrients that help teeth and bones stay strong and healthy, our heart function normally, our muscles grow and develop, and our bodies digest food.

So, enjoying avocados frequently is not a problem for our family—and now even more than before, with the creation of my yummy avocado, pineapple, and coconut pops. That’s right: avocado popsicles! Who knew?

Well, I love mixing it up in the kitchen, and experimenting with my favorite fruits and veggies to create new and delicious culinary treats. And that’s just what I did to create this dessert with avocado as the star ingredient. These pops are creamy, sweet, and satisfying, and super simple to make. I am excited to share the recipe and hope you’ll give it a try. Let me know what you think!

Tropical Avocado Popsicles
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These healthy popsicles are ideal for summer in Tucson.
Prep Time
10 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Tropical Avocado Popsicles
Print Recipe
These healthy popsicles are ideal for summer in Tucson.
Prep Time
10 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Cut and remove avocado seeds.
  2. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight. Enjoy!
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Haile Thomas is a seventh grader at St. Gregory College Preparatory School, a motivational speaker, and a young chef recently featured on the Food Network’s Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off. She is an advisory board member with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, ChopChop magazine, and the Tucson Village Farm.  Haile is also the founder of the HAPPY Organization, which partners with the YWCA to offer kids cooking classes, fun physical activities, and nutrition education. This is the first in a series of recipes designed for kids, by kids.


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