And now for something completely different… it’s not often that I stray from my beauty ramblings here on TBC, in fact, I think it’s only happened once or twice, but with the upcoming hot weather (in Australia, at least) I wanted to share my favourite popsicle recipes with you all so you can make them up and stick them in your freezer – a fruity, delicious and, best of all, healthy treat to combat those hot days. One of these recipes is my own and the other three were found in the magical world that is Pinterest.
Recipe credit goes to Sally’s Baking Addiction.
Ingredients: 1 chopped & frozen banana, 10 strawberries, 1/2 cup of pineapple juice (or orange, if you’d prefer!)
These delicious, fruity treats take only three ingredients to make – easy! To make mine, I threw the banana, strawberries and pineapple juice in a blender and poured it all into the moulds and let them freeze. These are basically like a creamy, fruit smoothie on a stick, how could you say no?
Recipe credit goes to Sally’s Baking Addiction (her recipes are always amazing).
Ingredients: 2 cups of blueberries, 2 tbsp of honey, 2 cups of vanilla Greek yoghurt.
Another three product recipe – blueberries (or whatever other berries you’d like), honey and vanilla Greek yoghurt. Again, I just threw them all in a blender together but in Sally’s post she blended the berries before neatly swirling it into the yoghurt and honey – hers look much prettier, I’ll admit.
Recipe credit goes to The Slow Roasted Italian.
Ingredients: 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 tbsp of lemon zest, 1/2 cup of lemon juice, 1 1/2 cups of plain yoghurt, 150 grams of raspberries.
These ones have a few more steps but oh my gosh, they are worth it. These are a little bit sour, a little bit sweet and so, so, so refreshing. Mix the sugar and lemon zest together in a bowl, make sure all of the sugar is coated with the zest then add the lemon juice and plain yoghurt and stir. Be careful with how much lemon you use or they could get a little too tart. It’s worth testing these before letting them freeze so you can add a little more yoghurt if you desire. Put some raspberries in the bottoms of the mould before pouring and then distribute a few more through the mixture for the perfect sweet contrast to the lemon.
Tropical Fruit Salad Popsicles –
Recipe credit goes to my lovely mother.
Ingredients: 1 can of tropical fruit salad mix, 1/2 cup of lemonade, some glacé cherries (totally optional but totally tasty!).
These ones are a little nostalgic for me, my mum used to always have some of these in the freezer during the summer time when my brother and I were kids, he was very excited when I told them I’d made them again the other week. All you have to do with this one is mix the tropical fruit salad mix and lemonade together. I tend to blend them quickly in a blender so the tropical fruit is less chunky. You can really make a judgement call on how much lemonade you need to use, it just makes it a little sweeter, I find. Then, when you’ve poured the mixture into the moulds, throw a few glacé cherries in there for good measure (when I was a kid, this was my favourite part).
Each of these recipes are so quick and easy to create and throw in the freezer and then the next day when you’re feeling a little snackish there’s something healthy(ish) waiting for you. Hope you enjoyed this little foodie post, do let me know below if you’d like to see more or if you’d like me to just keep blathering on about all things beauty. Back to regular programming on Tuesday…