We’re only a few days into summer officially, but Texas hit summer temperatures months ago. One of our favorite ways to keep cool is with homemade popsicles, and we’ve been experimenting with some of our favorite flavors.
These are a much healthier alternative to store-bought varieties (you can even sneak spinach into the blueberry one!), and they are delicious, refreshing and more economical.
Blueberry: Combine 1 c. plain yogurt, 1 banana, 1/2 c. frozen blueberries, 1/3 c. milk and 1 c.fresh spinach in a blender. Pour into molds and freeze for 3-4 hours.
Watermelon: Combine 2 c. fresh watermelon and 1 apple (peeled or unpeeled). Pour into molds and freeze for 3-4 hours.
Orange Creamsicle: Combine 1 c. plain or vanilla yogurt, 1/3 c. milk, 2 oranges and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Pour into molds and freeze for 3-4 hours.
- Each makes enough for 3-4 popsicles, depending on size. You can easily double the recipes to make more.
- If you don’t have popsicle molds, you can use dixie cups with popsicle sticks.
- Run the popsicles under warm water to remove the popsicle in one piece.
It’s also another What I ate Wednesday with Peas and Crayons!
- Breakfast: (center pic) Post-run protein smoothie and oats.
- Lunch: (lower left) Chickpea curry and couscous
- Dinner: (lower right) Mini-frittatas; homemade whole-grain bread
- Snacks: Apple + choc chips; Blueberry Larabar; Coconut-date-nut balls; unpictured banana; carrots + hummus
Is it hot enough for popsicles where you are?
Do you have favorite flavors? Or other tricks for staying cool?