My girls enjoying an Iceblock for afternoon tea after their swimming lessons.
Something I find really frustrating is when my kids hang around the pantry/fridge asking for food ALL afternoon long. To attempt to combat this behaviour I’m trying to give them more balanced meals (including snacks). By balanced, I mean meals that contain protein, fat and fruit/vegetables.
The fat and fruit/vegetable part seems to be relatively easy but the protein is a little trickier, especially for afternoon tea. Now, I don’t usually feel comfortable giving protein supplements to my children since the majority of them contain ingredients that I can’t pronounce! However, Nuzest’s Clean Lean Protein is made from 100% vegetable protein which means I’m pretty happy to give my wee ones an occasional serving to keep their afternoon munchies at bay.
Nutritionist and Nuzest founder Cliff Harvey suggests that children up to the age of 9 years have half a scoop per serving, which is on the low side for a child’s daily requirements. This recipe has an even lower serving size, meaning my girls will have plenty of room to get most of their nutrition from meat, veggies and natural fats.
- 1/2 a can of coconut cream
- 1 big banana
- 1 big scoop of Nuzest Clean Lean Protein (chocolate flavour OR vanilla + 1 tsp of cocoa)
Whizz up all the ingredients in a blender and pour into Iceblock moulds.
Will make approx 4-6 iceblocks depending on the size of your iceblock moulds. You can double the quantities if you desire.