This is a guest post by Quigley Ashton.
Nothing in the world is more refreshing than an icy pole on a hot humid day.
The weather this past week here in Australia has been so stifling and thick with humidity that even a dip in the sea wasn’t cooling down my internal thermostat.
After walking through the city streets, I went into a convenience store to buy a lemon icy pole.
Gluten?! In an icy pole? What?!!
Not to mention the lengthy words, explaining ingredients which are difficult on the tongue and very confusing on the brain. Especially a brain compromised by extreme heat.
That was it.
The moment that changed my world.
It is often said that wonderful learning comes from adversity.
Yes, we can all agree that finding gluten in my icy pole on a stifling hot day is not really an extreme adversity.
However, in that moment…
That one sweaty instance… I was not a happy chappess (is that a word?).
Bring back the homemade icy pole!
This recipe is so easy even I could make it (not to mention small children).
This recipe is so clever! Imagine how cool (ha ha) you will feel offering your friends a freshly made icy pole from your freezer.
And, most important, this recipe will free you from having to bring potato salad to a BBQ ever again (really, what more could you wish for!).
Icy Pole Recipe
- Bits of sliced fruit
- Juice of choice
- Slice bits of fruit and put them in your icy pole containers.
- I like to use anything we have on hand, really.
- Blueberries, strawberries, pineapple, mango…we have even used lemon! Very refreshing, indeed.
- Pour the juice in on top of your fruit.
- Feel free to water down the juice, if you want or need to.
- Or, freshly juice some of your own with any leftover fruit you may have in the fridge (apples and oranges work quite well). Sometimes we even use a bit of coconut water…… yum yum!
- Put your lid on top.
- Stick in freezer.
- Feel clever and proud.
You have just created a gift of real food for yourself, your friends and loved ones that will be enjoyed and appreciated.
You have just created a gift of real food that is free from crazy chemicals and incomprehensible ingredients.
You have just created a gift of real food that is yummy, refreshing and full of love.
Quigley Ashton has been making Happy ever since she can remember.
She spends her time homeschooling her four children whilst supporting others to find and love their own happy. When she’s not coaching, teaching or learning, she can often be found in the kitchen creating meaningful meals with real ingredients that are easy to make. But, she reckons that her truest talent is in eating. Which she does really well.
Quigley can be found at Happy Love Joy or posting regular love on Facebook or Instagram.