Friday, 20 June 2014

Healthy pineapple banana popsicles!

I absolutely adore ice cream. Seriously. During the summer, I would be fine eating only ice cream for every. single. meal. No joke. But, sadly, I do try to restrain myself and keep to a more or less healthy diet. Oh wait, these happened: 

Healthy Pineapple Popsicles 


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Given how warm the days have been, I was desperately craving ice cream or some popsicles. Here's the problem though, I had bought a popsicle mold,but the sticks were broken. So what is a girl to do? 

I improvised using dixie cups and some of those longer grill sticks that resemble oversized toothpicks given that popsicle sticks seem to not be for sale in the stores I go to. Sigh. It doesn't look quite as pretty, but I do feel quite resourceful! 

Anyhow, these popsicles were absolutely delicious! They actually tasted like a pina colada on a stick. Aaand, I can most definitely say that they are healthy, meaning I no longer feel like a mean mommy, depriving the Toddler of those lovely summer experiences like enjoying a big bowl of ice cream! 

These healthy popsicles are naturally sweetened with fruits, and are so full of delicious, sweet, and cool flavors! The ingredients list is minimal, and the work? Easy! 

So here ya go: 

Healthy Pineapple Popsicles recipe


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Ingredients

  • 2 bananas 
  • Half a small pineapple 
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used coconut) 
  • Psst! For the adult version, you could add a shot (or two) of rum! Plus, these could also be frozen in ice cube trays and added to pina coladas!
  • Optional: 1 cup chopped peanuts (unsalted)

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Makes

3-4 popsicles

Instructions

  • Get out your blender 
  • Blend ingredients except for the peanuts 
  • Pour mixture into popsicle mold 
  • Put into freezer
  • Remove the popsicles from the freezer after half an hour if you aren't using popsicle molds, but rather dixie cups. Add the popsicle sticks at this point. 
  • Pop back in the freezer for four hours or until they are fully solid (if you can wait that long!) 
  • If you are using dixie cups, to remove them from the cups, you can run some warm water from the tap over the cup. 
  • Optional: Pour the peanuts into a bowl/plate. Dip the popsicles in the nuts until they are covered to your preferences. I only poured a few over ours because I'm a bit nervous about giving the Toddler too many. 
  • Enjoy! 

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For more healthy recipes, be sure to stop by my Healthy Desserts page! For some (p)inspiration, visit my Healthy Desserts board on pinterest.  

Today, I am linking up at Savoring Saturdays hosted by Raia over at Raia's Recipes and Eva at Whole Food Mom on a Budget

Thanks for stopping by!

Yuliya