It’s not easy to get the nutrition your kids need into their little bodies – unless you deliver it via popsicle!
This magnesium-rich recipe is super-simple but also flexible. You choose the liquid, you choose the fruit, and you choose the appropriate dose of Natural Calm.
It’s perfect for hot summer days when kids are craving a refreshing treat.
There’s no sugar and nothing artificial, so you can feel great serving it up anytime. Bedtime snack? Why not. The calming magnesium will help them get the rest they need.
Getting the Right Dose – Via the Popsicle Delivery Method
Depending on the size of the popsicle moulds you use, the amount of magnesium in a single serving will vary.
For example, if you add 1 tsp of Natural Calm and make a batch of 6 popsicles, then a single popsicle will deliver most of the magnesium needed for a child between the ages of 1 and 3 (see dosing guidelines below). Children ages 4 – 8 would need 3 popsicles to get their recommended 1/2 tsp daily.
But don’t sweat it! A little below or above the guideline is just fine.
Every kid is different and magnesium needs vary by weight, activity level and diet. Even factors like stress and sugar intake will increase a child’s requirements for magnesium.
You’ll know if your child is getting enough magnesium if they’re regular, sleeping well and free from symptoms of magnesium deficiency.
Children 1-3 years ¼ tsp daily
Children 4-8 years ½ tsp daily
Adolescents 9-18 years 1 ¼ tsp daily
1 teaspoon (tsp) = 2.5g
And Now, the Naturally CALMing Popsicle Recipe!
- ½ cup water*
- ½ cup sugar-free fruit juice*
- Handful frozen fruit of your choice
- 1 tsp (or age-appropriate dose) of Natural Calm Kids** and 2 tablespoons of hot water
** For a creamy popsicle, use coconut milk. Avoid dairy if using citrus fruits or juices.
** Natural Calm Kids magnesium is the same formula and delivers the same dose of magnesium as our regular Natural Calm. The only difference is that the Natural Calm Kids bottle includes dosing information for kids by age.
- Mix Natural Calm Kids and hot water. Set mixture aside.
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into popsicle moulds.
- Place in freezer for 3–4 hours until fully frozen.
- Pop ’em out and enjoy!
That’s it! If you have any questions on this recipe or on using Natural Calm with kids, contact us.