Food Revolution Friday #6Posted: May 28, 2010
Wow – HEAT WAVE
Temperatures around these parts have been in the mid 30’s this week so it’s only natural that popsicles have been on my mind. Did you know that Popsicle is actually a brand name for ice pop? From now on I’m going back to pops. This is similar to my new use of "facial tissue" instead of saying "Kleenex" TAKE THAT BRANDING!
As I was saying – ice pops – they are basically fruit flavoured sugar water. NOT HEALTHY. The great thing though, is that is it EASY to make very healthy ones.
When I was a kid, my mom would just pour peach juice into a mold and freeze that and I considered going the juice route but you now what? Juice is crap. It’s basically taking out the majority of what is healthy about a fruit and leaving you with the rest.
So I figured I would puree whole fruit and freeze those into pops! The best thing is that you don’t even need a recipe but if you are very uncreative, you can copy what I did:
-1 ripe banana (peeled)
-1 container blackberries (washed)
-2 kiwis (peeled)
-4T mediterranean PLAIN yogurt
Put it all in a blender until smooth, pour into molds and freeze.
The banana adds enough sweetness that you don’t need to add any sugar. I just added the yogurt because otherwise I wouldn’t have enough to fill ALL my molds.
Other flavour combos I want to make soon:
-apple peanut butter
Any other flavour suggestions?
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