Probiotic Ice-Blocks

Summer is here, so what better way to sneak some extra gut ‘lovin’ goodness into your diet or your children’s diet, than with probiotic ice-blocks? They taste so amazing, it’s hard to believe they are actually good for you.

 

As a result of my daughter’s gut issues, she is a really fussy eater. It has been a hugely challenging road to get her to eat much at all. Ice-blocks have been my saving grace. I actually feed her ice-blocks all year round and she can’t get enough of them!!! Especially when teething. Coconut water kefir and pomegrante are her favourites right now, but i have been known to hide all sorts of goodies in there like avo, spinach, bone broth, collagen powder, supplements and more. Shhhhhhhhhh please don’t tell her!

 

For a creamy ice-block, I use Kultured Wellness coconut yogurt as a base and add in berries, or cacao, cinnamon and vanilla to mix it up. If you like them a little sweeter, adding a tiny bit of quality organic honey works really well.

 

 

 

My Recipes

Coconut Water Kefir Ice-blocks

Recipes make approximately 6 large ice-blocks. Be sure to use stainless steel moulds or food grade silicon moulds and give the plastic a miss to reduce your toxin load.

Method:
  1. Pour kefir and juice of choice into a glass pouring jug and stir gently
  2. Place prepared fruit of choice into moulds, ensure to leave room for reuseable bamboo popsicle stick
  3. Pour in kefir and juice mixture and place popsicle stick and lid
  4. Place in freezer for approximately 5hrs

 

Variations:

Pomegranate Coconut Water Kefir Ice-blocks
  • 300ml Coconut Water Kefir
  • 200ml organic pomegranate juice
  • 1 pomegranate – peeled and seeds separated
  • 6 drops stevia liquid (or sweeten to taste with preferred sweetener)
Kiwi and Lime Coconut Water Kefir Ice-blocks
  • 450ml Coconut Water Kefir
  • Juice and flesh of one large lime
  • 1 organic kiwi fruit – peeled and sliced
  • 6 drops stevia liquid (or sweeten to taste with preferred sweetener)
Orange Coconut Water Kefir Ice-blocks
  • 400ml Coconut Water Kefir
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 1 orange peeled and slice
  • 6 drops stevia liquid (or sweeten to taste with preferred sweetener)

 

 

Creamy Berry Ice-Blocks

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of Kultured Wellness Coconut Yoghurt
  • 2 cups of berries of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon of Cinnomon

Method:

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blitz on low to medium until smooth.
  2. Pour  mixture into moulds and place popsicle stick and lid
  3. Place in freezer for approximately 5hrs

 

Creamy Choc Berry

Just Add the following ingredients to the recipe above and blitz:

  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla bean powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp of organic raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp organic honey or sweetener of choice

 

D-I-Y Coconut Yoghurt and Coconut Water Kefir

I use Kultured Wellness starters due to ease of use, they taste amazing and you know exactly what strains of bacteria you are getting! They are also very gentle on your gut. My daughter has been able to tolerate them without any issues and we have noticed big improvements since using these cultures on a daily basis. They are Vegan-friendly, do not contain any additives, preservatives or fillers, and one starter can be used to make approximately 10 litres of Kefir or yoghurt.

 

“Kultured Wellness Yoghurt and Kefir Starters offer a simple way to make delicious fermented foods that are deeply nourishing for your gut microbiome.”

 

 

Gut Health Community benefits of fermented foods kultured wellness

 

Kultured Wellness cultures

  • “Have an extremely high potency CFU count
  • Are suitable for those on GAPS, Body Ecology, gluten free, casein free, and soy free diets
  • Can be very beneficial for people who are sensitive to traditional fermented foods and who suffer from conditions such as histamine intolerance, SIBO, high inflammation, autoimmune conditions, food sensitivities, Autism, ADHD, PDD-NOS and PANDAS.
  • Are D-Lactate free to benefit people with issues such as MTHFR, and liver and detox problems.
  • Contain high numbers of Bifidobacterium, which are important for leaky gut, immune regulation and digesting plant matter
  • Can assist in rebuilding after antibiotic use and diarrhoea, combatting candida and crowding out viruses, weight management and obesity, and regulating histamine and inflammation.
  • Are fantastic for allergies, eczema and psoriasis, establishing the gut wall and protecting against leaky gut.

 

This potent formula contains:
  • Saccharomyces boulardii
  • Lactobacillus gasseri
  • Lactobacillus planetarium
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus
  • Bifidobacterium infantis
  • Lactobacillus salivarius
  • Bifidobacterium bifidum
  • Bifidobacterium longum
  • Bifidobacterium lactis”

Try saying all those as fast as you can out loud!

 

Consuming probiotics in fermented foods is a great way to nourish your gut! Making it fun and delicious is a great way to encourage your whole family to get on board. I’d love to hear some of your favourite ice-block recipes! Please leave them in the comments below.

 

 

 

Note: I recieve a small comission from any Biome Eco Store product purchases that are made through the links in this blog.

Visit the Shop for our recommended gut healing products and services. Dismiss