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{Note from Jessica: Today’s post is shared by my sweet friend, Raia, author of Raia’s Recipes. Raia is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mom of five crazy kids. After the birth of her third child, she was diagnosed with celiac disease. This discovery turned her bread and pasta-filled life upside down and set her on a mission to find out what healthy meant for her family. Aspiring to encourage other moms, she started her blog filled with simple, easy, healthy dishes. Stop by Raia’s Recipes to get plenty of real food, gluten-free recipes and much more!}

These easy, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, Real Food Fudgesicles are a healthy twist on an old favorite. With a secret ingredient you’ll never guess, they’re now packed with more protein and fiber than ever!

Ah, summer: full of warm, sunny days, and deliciously fun, cool treats. I can remember the summers growing up when my mother would surprise us with a special treat: homemade fudgesicles. They were so creamy and smooth, and the fact that she made them meant that they were surely healthy, too.

Packaged and processed food didn’t regularly grace my home growing up, and I try to keep them out of mine as well. Especially when it comes to what my children are eating. Kid foods are notorious for being filled with extras like preservatives and refined sugar, and fudgesicles didn’t escape that fate!

Take a look at the ingredients in these major brand ones:

“Nonfat milk, sugar, corn syrup, whey, high fructose corn syrup, water, palm oil, cocoa processed with alkali, tricalcium phosphate, mono and diglycerides, cellulose gum, guar gum, malt powder, salt, polysorbate 80, polysorbate 65, carrageenan.”

Um, no thanks. I’ll stick to my secret ingredient Real Food Fudgesicles instead.

Real Food Fudgesicles : with a secret ingredient | gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free

Wondering what that secret ingredient is? Alright, I’ll tell you…

Sprouted garbanzo beans.

Yep. Betcha didn’t see that one coming!

My family didn’t either! <insert evil-ish mom laughter> I love a good “sneak-in-something-unexpected” recipe, like this chocolate pudding made with sweet potatoes, or these grasshopper bars filled with avocados!

Garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, are a popular food the world over. They’re a cheap, vegetarian source of protein, and an excellent source of fiber. They also contain manganese, folate, magnesium, potassium, and iron. Like all legumes, though, they can be hard to digest because of the phytic acid in them. The key to neutralizing phytic acid, and thus making the nutrients in the beans more available, is soaking and sprouting them. It might sound rather intimidating, but it’s actually quite easy. And as a bonus, sprouting garbanzos doesn’t only decrease the phytic acid, it also increases the vitamin content! Win-win, my friends!

For more info and how-to on sprouting beans, I have a handy little series on it over on my blog.

Real Food Fudgesicles : with a secret ingredient | gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free

My passion for homemade ice cream and frozen treats is exactly why I wrote my eBook, The Splendid Scoop. You can learn more about that book here, or read on down to the bottom of this article.

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Real Food Fudgesicles (with a secret ingredient) :: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free // deliciousobsessions.com

Real Food Fudgesicles

Real Food Fudgesicles

Yield: 4-8 Popsicles
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 8 minutes

These easy, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, Real Food Fudgesicles are a healthy twist on an old favorite. With a secret ingredient you'll never guess, they're now packed with more protein and fiber than ever!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Puree everything in high powered blender until smooth. Make sure there are no chunks of garbanzo beans!
  2. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until solid.
  3. Enjoy!
  4. Makes 4-8 popsicles, depending on the size of your molds.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 18 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 28mg Carbohydrates: 2g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 0g
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered from Nutritionix and we often find their calculations to be slightly inaccurate based on the whole food ingredients we use on this site. Nutrition information can vary for a recipe based on many factors. We strive to keep the information as accurate as possible, but make no warranties regarding its accuracy. We encourage readers to make their own calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.

Want to Learn How to Make Your Own Ice Cream Perfection At Home?

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When the weather gets warm, nothing is more delicious than a bowl of cold ice cream or a delicious frozen treat. But, when you’re on a restricted diet, finding treats that are suitable for your needs can be tricky. Plus, what happens when you want to make ice cream, but don’t own an ice cream maker? Can you still make tasty treats without all the special equipment?

Yes! You can!

That is why I created The Splendid Scoop and Other Frozen Treats eBook! I, myself, am on a restricted diet for health reasons and when the weather starts warming up over 65 F, I start to get cranky. ? I am definitely a cool weather gal and one way to keep me sane and satisfied during the height of summer is knowing that I can make something delicious, at home, using healthy ingredients that fit my lifestyle.

All of the recipes in this book are dairy, grain, and gluten free. They can easily be modified for the autoimmune protocol as well, making them extra special for those on super restricted diets.

In The Splendid Scoop and Other Frozen Treats eBook, You Will Learn:

  • Why making your own ice cream and frozen treats at home is better than buying them at the store (even the organic ones!).
  • Tips and tricks for homemade ice cream success.
  • How to make ice cream without an ice cream maker (it’s easier than you think!).
  • Delicious dairy-free recipes the whole family will love (recipes are also gluten and free and can easily be adapted for the autoimmune protocol as well).
  • Extensive resource suggestions for real food, wellness, and beyond.

Don’t let another summer or special occasion pass you by. No longer will you have to watch your friends and family indulge on their favorite frozen treats while you sit on the sidelines due to your dietary restrictions.

Now you can enjoy creamy, delicious, and allergen-friendly frozen treats once again with The Splendid Scoop.

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