Hopeful that the sun may come out to play over the weekend last night Monkey and I made some Pink Lemonade Ice Lollies. The recipe we used was from How to Eat a Rainbow which is book written by a very dear friend of mine – Ellie Bedford.

How to eat a rainbow

How to Eat a rainbow is a collection of raw food recipes that are tasty, fun to make and help your little ones get their five a day. The recipes have been tested by children for children, its fully illustrated in the picture book style with magical fairies, pixies and elves getting up to mischief on each page. Monkey was fascinated by the pictures and kept turning the pages to see what he could find next.

How to eat a rainbow

The Pink Lemonade recipe called for the juice of 4 lemons, 1 cup of strawberries, 3 cups of watermelon and 6 cups of filtered water. One little tip here buy a small watermelon as the seeds are not fully developed so you don’t need to pick them all out!

Pink Lemonade ingredients

Monkey had great fun combining the ingredients into the blender:

Making Pink Lemonade IMG_0729

Once we had blended the mixture together I put it into ice lolly moulds and straight into the freezer. When he got home from nursery this evening the first thing he asked for was to try out his ice lollies and they went down a storm.

Pink Lemonade Ice Lollies

How to Eat a Rainbow has been nominated for a Veg Fest Award in the Best Vegan Cook Book Category. This is Ellie’s first book although she has been making raw food for six years, it has been really hard work to get it to this stage. As anyone out there who has brought a book to market knows. If Ellie were to win this award it would finally give her the recognition she deserves for all the hard work that has gone into this project. Not only that but it will make the route to market for her future recipe books much easier. Please can you vote for How to Eat a Rainbow using the below link, we would both be very grateful.


Thank you for reading

Mudpie xx

a Rafflecopter giveaway – the competition has now finished however, Ellie’s books are also avaliable to buy – signed copies from Coles in Bicester and non signed copies which retail at £9.99 from The Vegan Society. 

*The winner will be drawn on 21/08/2015 at 11.59 PM. UK entrants only.

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  1. What s brilliant idea! Great on a hot summers day and completely healthy! Great read! Suz x beauisblue.com

  2. They are gorgeous 🙂 and thank you for hosting appreciate there’s a lot of worm involved since it’s so popular 🙂 xx

  3. Wow these look amazing, and so does the book. I’m definitely going to be checking it out. Thanks so much for linking to #picknmix

  4. No problem. Well done you for creating such a great book.

  5. These look brilliant! and so healthy! I’ll definitely be trying them for Arjun! Thanks for linking up to #babybrainmonday. I’ll also vote 🙂 x

  6. writerdsnelson

    What a lovely book and such a great way to teach children to cook and make healthy choices! My little one’s a bit young at the moment for this one, but my niece would love it! #TriedTested

  7. Thanks for your lovely comments! That was the hope behind the book, that these foods could be added in easily to anybody’s diet 🙂

  8. It definitely helps monkey wants to get involved with all cooking in our house!! Thank you for stopping by x

  9. Ah that’s great I am glad you like the book and the post – thank you for stopping by x

  10. Looks like a great idea. Lovely to see healthy kids ‘cook’ books. I voted x

  11. Ellie Mulligan

    wow these look so healthy and delicious! Love the fact that the kids can get involved making them!

  12. This book looks gorgeous! I will be entering the giveaway as soon as I have finished this comment! I love the look of the ice lollies too, they are perfect for this weather xx #babybrainmondays

  13. These look fab, I am loving the look of the book, we are fairy mad in this house. I’ve entered the comp but will definitely be buying this if we don’t win. 🙂 I really like the way you’ve photographed it with the flowers too. #BabyBrainMonday

  14. Cheryl @ Reimer and Ruby

    This looks yummy and healthy too! My kids loves strawberries a lot so I will probably consider making one at some point. Thanks for sharing! #BabyBrainMonday

  15. Brook Chalmers

    This recipe sounds great. Not just for the little ones, I think I’d love these lollies myself. Thanks for bringing ‘How to Eat a Rainbow’ to my attention too. I think I might just have to purchase it. Lovely post. Thanks 🙂

  16. Monkey and I are going to have to make a new batch as there’s none left! 🙂 thanks for hosting xx

  17. These look like the perfect healthy treat for a hot day! And my kids would love to help make them. Thanks for sharing, Clare with #momsterslink.

  18. Charlotte @ Our Daly Life

    Thats treats for Monday sorted – thank you #momsterslink

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  20. Oh completely and I can imagine they would taste nice with a little vodka… Well if they are for you … 🙂 cx

  21. I can gell his they are not lasting long – I will be having to make up another batch soon! Thanks for stopping by x

  22. Lol 🙂 there is a green smoothie recipe in the book too 🙂 maybe another ice lolly adventure? Good luck 🙂 xx

  23. Aw thank you it’s really appreciated 🙂 hope you have fun making your next batch of lollies 🙂 x

  24. The ice lollies looks great! My boy love making them. I sure soon shall try out this recipes too! You are very lucky to have such a gifted friend. I have voted for her. Good Luck! #PicknMix

  25. Oh my goodness I am going to have to try those! Kansas is so hot that these would be perfect!!

  26. The colour of those! They beat my luminous green efforts any day 😉
    The book looks lovely, I would love a copy.
    x Alice

  27. They are amazing better than I thought they would be – good luck with the competition! And thanks for stopping by x

  28. Becky, Cuddle Fairy

    These are fantastic – such healthy ingredients & fun that Monkey could help make them! I entered the giveaway, fingers crossed 😉 Thank you for linking up with #foodpornthursdays x

  29. This made me thirsty and hungry at the same time. 😛
    Look at those colors. Wonderful, especially knowing that they are healthy.

  30. Wow they look and sound delicious! Annoyingly neither of mine like strawberries….may have to make some just for me, sharing is overrated anyway 0;) Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

  31. mmmm. pinning this post! we have some ice lolly moulds but I never know what to put in them? Orange squash seemed a bit grim! Thanks Hun. #picknmix

  32. Katie (Growing Up KaterTot)

    Eating clean and healthy is very important to me. I desperately want to win this book!! I entered the giveaway and voted for Ellie’s book. I do hope she wins!

    Those ice lollies sound and look amazingly tasty! I would have never thought to combine lemon with strawberries and watermelon. This is a must try! #momsterslink

  33. Jen @ 4,128 miles

    They look yumtastic! I am going to try this!

  34. Love the idea of this book! Popping over to vote and to enter the competition! x #foodpornthursdays

  35. Mother Mands

    What a brilliant idea for a cookbook and a fantastic way to get kids interested in food and eating healthy food, I love it! I’ve tried a few raw recipes and they have been lovely, and like to have vegan meal, veggie and raw stuff in amongst our ordinary meals. I just love food and think its important to pass that enthusiasm onto children 😉 The lollies sound and look delicious!


  36. They look so tasty! Great tip about the watermelon!! #foodpornthursdays

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