These rainbow popsicles will brighten your heart and soul any day!
After all the rain and slush from almost everywhere in the world, finally, the sun is shining brightly, quite successfully driving away the gloom and dreary feeling of sunless days.
I am enjoying tending to my garden once again, seeing new shoots come out and flower buds eager to bloom. I like sunny days because of the bursts of color and the endless energy of the kids at play outdoors, as if suddenly freed from being cooped up at home when it was cold and wet outside.
But summer isn’t all bright color and fun. It can also be balmy, hot and humid, sweltering or even scorching. So after all the time one spends in the sun, you crave for refreshment to rejuvenate yourself from the heat and the dehydration.
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What easier way than to have a popsicle. Do you know that the first popsicles were created more than a hundred years ago? And it has always been synonymous with summer? When I was a kid during vacation time from school, I’d be on the lookout for the Ice Cream Cart with its jingly bells plying the streets during summer. And I’ll always ask mom to get us some popsicles to reduce the sweatiness. That eventually stopped of course, because the sweet ice pop wasn’t healthy, just cold and sweet.
It’s a good thing that now there are Vegan Tutti Frutti Coconut Yogurt Popsicles which you can make at home and keep in the fridge ready anytime you feel like having one. They are healthy as they are made with fresh fruit, nuts, low fat milk and natural coconut yoghurt. They are good for all ages. The kids will surely want them over and over. And it’s okay because fruits and nuts, while rich in minerals and vitamins are also antioxidants. Milk, whether from cow or coconut, are a good source of protein and bone-building calcium. Maple syrup, a natural sweetener is also rich in minerals and is an antioxidant.
So go make some Vegan Tutti Frutti Popsicles now. They’d be ready in half a day, just in time for break after a day in the sun.
- 1 Banana, ripe and chopped
- ¾ cup Coconut Milk, low fat
- 1 Cup Natural Coconut Yogurt
- 1 tsp Vanilla Paste
- 2 tbsp Maple syrup
- 1 cup Fruit (I used strawberries, dragon fruit, kiwi fruit and blueberries), chopped
- ¼ Almond flakes (optional)
- On a non-stick pan dry roast almond flakes tossing continuously for a minute or two until lightly brown. This happens really fast, be sure not to burn them. Allow to cool.
- Put chopped fruit and toasted almonds (if using) in each mould.
- Blend banana, coconut yogurt, coconut milk, vanilla and maple syrup until smooth.
- Fill popsicle moulds with the coconut mixture
- Add sticks and freeze for at least five hours or until frozen.
These popsicles are just so yummy. Take advantage of the great variety of fresh fruits available this summer time. Stock up the popsies in the freezer so anybody can just grab one as needed. Even my husband does that. That’s why I have a spare set of popsicle molds for replenishing the stock. Have a great summer. Have a tutti frutti coconut popsicle!