2 yummy popsicle recipes to treat morning sickness

If you’re pregnant and feeling nauseous or under the weather, whip up a batch of these cooling and calming healthy treats. They’re packed with goodness. By Margie Els-Burger and Nomvuselelo Mncube

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Tutti-frutti popsicles

*Makes 8-10

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mixed berries, quartered
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • 1 apple, peeled and cored
  • 2cm ginger, finely grated
  • Squeeze honey

Method

  1. Blitz all the ingredients until fine.
  2. Pour into 60ml popsicle moulds, cover with plastic wrap and insert sticks (this will help them stand up).
  3. Freeze until solid.

ALSO SEE: What is morning sickness and how to treat it

Tutti-frutti popsicles

Honey ginger lollies

*Makes about 14

Ingredients

  • ½ cup honey
  • 3-5cm ginger, finely grated
  • Handful mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

Method

  1. Place the honey in a small saucepan and squeeze in the ginger juice (discard pulp). Blitz the mint and vinegar until fine and add to the honey mixture.
  2. Bring to the boil on medium heat. Cook for about 18 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reaches 150°C on a sugar thermometer (see tip).
  3. Use a teaspoon to dollop the mixture onto baking paper and add the sticks, turning to coat. Make about 3 lollies at a time so they don’t set before the sticks are inserted.
  4. Set aside to harden. Wrap in wax paper and store for up to a month.

TOP Tip
If you don’t have a sugar thermometer, test occasionally by spooning a drop of the honey mixture into a cup of ice water. If the honey turns into a hard ball when pressed between your fingers, it’s ready.

Honey Ginger Lollies

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