Friday, June 28, 2013

Snack Spotlight: Homemade Popsicles

Summer has finally hit and it hit with a vengeance. The weather in Toronto has been extremely hot and humid for a couple of weeks now. The girls tried ice cream not too long ago and like every kid, they loved it! Ice cream is something that I'd prefer that they only have once in a while as a treat. But, the heat called for cold snacks, so I put my thinking cap on.

Earlier in the week, I made two different homemade protein popsicles recipes. They were quick and easy to whip up and were thoroughly enjoyed! If you live in Canada, the Loblaws Superstores sell mini popsicle holders for $2 (makes 8 popsicles).

Watermelon Mint Popsicles
1.5 cups of 10% fat Greek yogurt (loads of protein!)
2 cups of chopped watermelon
Small handful of fresh mint (more or less to taste)
1/2 cup almond milk
1-2 tbsp. raw honey
Juice of half a lime

Combine everything in a blender and pour into popsicle holders.

My friend, Sarah, gave me the brilliant idea of freezing the excess in muffin cups! The girls made quite a mess of these so we enjoyed them outside.

Mango Popsicles
Inspired by Vanilla & Spice

1.5 cups of 10% fat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup almond milk
2 cups of chopped mango
1-2 tbsp. raw honey
Dash of cardamom and salt (optional)

Combine all ingredients in blender and pour into popsicle holders.

1 comment:

  1. We're going to have to try these out! (But will substitute with goat yogurt.)