Monday, July 27, 2009

Stay 'Cool' with Homemade Pops!

It's hot out, you're in the mood for something sweet, and you want something healthy you can grab that will cool you off, keep your energy high, and your weight low...well, here's a great solution...

Make your own ice-pops
and have a bunch ready and waiting for you in the freezer at any given time..include your favorite fruits & ingredients and keep on hand for yourself, your family and guests.

What you'll need:

  • Blender
  • Plastic ice-pop trays, small paper or plastic cups.
  • Wooden popsicle sticks or plastic spoons.

Takes just a few hours until ready.

Some of my favorite combinations:
  • Bluberry, banana, walnut, coconut.
  • Orange juice, papaya, agave, vanilla.
  • Watermelon & lime juice.

A few of the many benefits:
  • A healthy and tasty treat.
  • Eat as many as you want, at any time of day, guilt free!
  • Takes very little time & effort.
  • Easily affordable.
  • It's fun and creative.
  • Dairy free.
  • You control what goes in - no sugar, preservatives, additives, corn syrup, glucose, food coloring or artificial flavoring.

Some Tips:
  • When you make a shake put some left-over in a cup with a stick and freeze for later.
  • To remove ice-pop run warm water on outside of plastic holder or cup.
  • For fancy ice-pops make layers - put first layer, include stick and freeze...then add second layer and freeze...etc.
  • Recycle sticks and spoons.

Suggested ingredients:
Banana
Strawberry
Grape
Melon
Blueberry
Kiwi
Mango
Papaya
Cherry
Pineapple
Watermelon
Orange Juice (fresh squeezed)
Lime Juice
Favorite Tea
Coconut Milk

Walnuts
Soaked Cashews or Almonds
Peanut Butter
Vanilla
Agave Nectar
Shredded coconut (organic, unsweetened)
Carob powder
Dates

Create your own recipes, enjoy, and stay cool!!!


3 comments:

The Funny one said...

Awesome use of photo content! It really makes the post look more colorful and beautiful. I love your ice-pops and I love you.
~A.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing..the site is so
harmonious,varied & pleasing. I will try some of your suggestions..with much LOVE & Pride ..I.

Anonymous said...

Your website is filled not only with healthy choices, but also with fun and attractive ways of preparing a variety of foods :) Thank you so much for sharing with us!!!

May