Monday, March 26, 2012

A Cool Treat

It seems like we just skipped right over Spring and moved right into Summer. For days you spend sweating it out on the beach, a nice, healthy, way to cool down is just a step back into your childhood...popsicles!

 Store bought popsicles are loaded with artificial ingredients and sugars, so its much healthier to make them on your own. I just got a juicer and have been so surprised with how much fresh juice tastes like a sweet smoothie without the additives. A recipe I have been wanting to try is...

Pina Colada Pops
1 can pineapple chunks, in juice
1 banana
1 can coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Blend and freeze the ingredients, don't forget the popsicle sticks! Makes 6 servings.

The Pina Colada Pops are only 117 calories per popsicle! Coconut milk has a lot of calories so  pure fruit popsicles are even better for you! Also, a fun way to incorporate popsicles into your summer entertaining is to throw them into a glass of wine or champagne. It's a cute decoration but also keeps your wine cold, and as it melts, it adds a burst of fruit taste to your adult beverage!

Stay cool!


No comments:

Post a Comment

custom blog design