make time for.


welcome to summer.

This will be my first summer on the East Coast and I already know it's going to be a toasty and humid one. yea! I had mentally prepared myself for this, but waking up sweaty is just a whole other world. I will be in a constant search for things to help cool off. 
These look like they could help!

So simple and refreshing!
Just a few recipe ideas...

Process your fruit (and sweetener, if using) in a food processor or blender until thick and pourable. Then add to empty yogurt containers and freeze for at least 8 hours. If fruit is too soft to hold the stick firmly, freeze fruit a third of the way or so through, then add stick. You can use whatever fruit you have on hand or experiment with different combinations. I would call these "healthy" popsicles. I am not embarrassed to say I would eat these for breakfast. 

triple berry popsicles.

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup blueberries 
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced 
  • 1 cup raspberries 
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 
  • prep.
  • 1. Put sugar and 1/3 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to boil over high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  • 2. Combine blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and lemon juice in a blender and purée until smooth, about 30 seconds. Add 1/3 cup simple syrup and blend just until combined. (Save remaining syrup for another use, such as sweetening iced tea.)
  • 3. Transfer purée to popsicle molds (or yogurt cups) and freeze 4 hours. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze an additional 4 to 6 hours, or until frozen solid.
pomegranate swirl popsicles. 

8 oz pomegranate juice
1/2 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
Fill two-thirds of each ice-pop mold with pomegranate juice. Add enough yogurt to fill the molds to the top, about 2 tablespoons per mold. Slide a knife or chopstick into each mold and swirl until a pattern forms. Insert sticks and freeze for about 8 hours. 

My only problem would be waiting for them to freeze. Yummm!

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