By Samantha De La Riva, Holistic Nutritionist
Our Canadian Fall is a magical season filled with a different type of climate every week. There can be a crispness and chill to the air for a few days, and suddenly we’re hit with a balmy 25 degrees the next!
There is no shortage of outdoor adventures to be had in the fall. That includes sitting outside with friends enjoying a light and refreshing snack that brings the sunshine out in all of us.
I tasted Flavorall’s pineapple flavoured stevia, and I felt instantly inspired to combine the flavours of creamy coconut and pineapple… so I put together a dairy free recipe for Pina Colada coconut pops! There’s no reason why we can’t still indulge in a summer treat on a sunny fall day. In fact, as a true proud Canadian, I believe that variety in weather, layering clothing, friends, and food come together in perfect harmony. That’s how we roll!
This recipe is filled with the antioxidant vitamin C from pineapple, and the blood pressure lowering Lauric acid from coconut milk. Coconut milk boosts our electrolytes because coconut boasts a profile rich in minerals. This recipe is simple enough for kids to follow and once you get the hang of it, the flavor possibilities become endless.
1 can coconut milk
1 teaspoon of Pineapple Flavorall
1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
½ cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup diced pineapple
Craft popsicle sticks
1. In a bowl, mix coconut milk, pineapple Flavorall, vanilla extract, shredded coconut, and diced pineapple. Stir.
2. Pour mixture evenly into popsicle molds, cover with foil and freeze for 30 minutes. Insert popsicle sticks into bottom of each popsicle.
3. Freeze for 8 hours. Let thaw slightly and remove pops from molds.
Samantha De La Riva:
Based out of Ajax, Ontario, Samantha is a mother, Registered Yoga Teacher, and currently studying Holistic Nutrition at the Nutraphoria School of Holistic Nutrition. Samantha’s passion for cooking and living a healthy lifestyle has led her to where she is now. She is on a personal mission to spread the joy of eating delicious, wholesome foods and to make this accessible to families everywhere. Samantha is excited to share her knowledge on supporting our nutritional needs through eating well and taking care of our body and mind inside and out