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Getting Out of the Lunch Box Rut: Strawberry Magic Mousse Recipe

Strawberry Magic Mousse Recipe

I’m in a lunchbox rut at the moment. Big time. So I’m revisiting the blog post I did for Coles last year which really is kind of weird. Not the post, although with a title like “The Lunch Box Monster”, it is a bit weird, but what is more weird is that I’m going back to my posts to be inspired. But hey: actually maybe that’s not so weird. I think I’ve just established that I AM weird. HA! Okay, moving along from the weirdness, here’s my recipe for Strawberry Magic Mousse.

Magic Strawberry Mousse

1 punnet strawberries
1 avocado
1 banana
2 tablespoons of lemon juice

1. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
2. Pour into individual containers and allow to set for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. It sets into a yoghurt consistency.
3. Will keep in the fridge for 3 days.

Variation1: Once set, mix the mousse with equal portions of vanilla yoghurt.

Variation 2: Freeze the mousse into healthy ice blocks like Erin did (perfect for Summer).

frozen strawberry ice blocks

{Image Credit: Erin from Heart for Hudson}

Have any other Lunch Box ideas? Give it to me.

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    madam bipolar
    July 28, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Genius idea!

    • Reply
      Kelly B
      July 28, 2011 at 7:56 pm

      Packed full of goodness!

  • Reply
    Ash
    July 28, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    What a great idea!! The avo and banana don’t make it go brown? I’m in a lunchbox rut too, so this is just what I needed. Off to find your zucchini slice recipe again 🙂

  • Reply
    Rachael
    July 28, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Will have to give this a go…what gorgeous children 🙂

    • Reply
      Kelly B
      July 28, 2011 at 7:55 pm

      Erin has four gorgeous children. They are beautiful, aren’t they?

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    Stacey K
    July 28, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    I revisit your Coles blog post all the time! Love the coconut bread, why I never think to write down the recipe is beyond me! I also made the morning glory muffins that are in the comments yummy.

    • Reply
      Kelly B
      July 28, 2011 at 7:55 pm

      I’m going to give the Morning Glory biscuits a go! So glad I’m not the only one not to write down recipes. HA!

  • Reply
    Annette
    July 28, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    What’s the recipe for the morning glory muffins?

    • Reply
      Kelly B
      July 28, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      This is the recipe for Morning Glory Muffins

      Morning Glory Muffins

      In a large bowl mix together:
      2c plain flour
      1 1/4c sugar
      2tsp bicarb soda
      2 tsp cinnamon
      1/2 tsp salt

      Stir in:
      2c grated carrot
      1/2c raisins
      1/2c nuts
      1/2c coconut
      1 apple, peeled & grated

      In a jug, beat:
      3 eggs
      1/2c cooking oil
      1/2c milk
      2tsp vanilla

      Stir into flour mixture until just combined. Spoon into muffin tins. Bake 180C for approx 20mins or until golden.

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    Meegan
    July 29, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Hi! Wow, can’t wait to try those recipes out!! I also wrestle with the lunch boxes but I did find a great source of inspiration – our tuckshop!! LOL Not to buy from, to copy!! Our tuckshop ladies are wonderful and they are always bringing out new items which are cheap and easy. It’s been a great way of teaching my kids how easy it is to make at home most things that are made in a shop too! Our favorites are mini-muffins, wraps, frozen orange quarters, jelly and custard in a cup, a cored apple (I rub a little lemon on the inside) and condensed milk bickies… We do get tuckshop occasionally though!!! 😉

    • Reply
      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      August 1, 2011 at 2:20 pm

      That’s a great idea Meegan! I haven’t made mini muffins for a while. Thanks for that!

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    Deb
    August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am

    I went past this because strawberries are usually $8 a punnet and bananas are currently $18 a kilo. Then I went shopping this morning and found strawberries for $3 and both bananas and avocados in the ‘for quick sale’ section. Bonus! My girls are going to love it.

    • Reply
      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      August 3, 2011 at 6:47 am

      I know! Bananas are still really expensive at the moment. Glad you found some reasonably priced ones. Hope the kids like this!

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  • Reply
    Cathy
    January 29, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Silly question – but what does this taste like??? Miss 4.5 is so fussy!!!

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    Barb
    April 13, 2013 at 7:16 am

    i have to ask……where did you get the lunch box? i love it!!

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    fiona chandler
    July 17, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    as always kelly you are full of ideas. THe strawberry mousse in in the fridge as i type

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