Off-Topic Tuesday: POPSICLES!
A week without refined sugar or non-natural sweeteners* is like a week without sunshine. Sorta. Do I miss ice cream?
Every. Single. Day.
But there are benefits--like a recalibrated palate. I ate a peach yesterday and it blew my mind it was so sweet and fresh and, well, peachy. When I was eating candy all day long and ice cream all night, peaches tasted sort of meh. How screwed up is that?
Anyway, I'm surviving on loads of homemade popsicles sans sugar (other than what's in the fruit). This is from a back issue of SELF magazine--I've had the clipping tacked to my fridge for years but I've never actually tried the recipes until now.
|Source: SELF magazine from 2010(?) I couldn't find a link, so I am posting my|
weathered fridge clipping. SELF has more great pops recipes here. (Permission requested)
So far I've made Crunchy Peanut Butter-Banana and Avocado-Mango. I add unsweetened coconut flakes to the PB ones and skip the honey. Delish, and a great, creamy stand-in for ice cream. The Avocado-Mango pops are AMAZING. Fair warning is that the color can be a little . . . off-putting, depending on the ripeness of the avocado. My fiance and I may or may not refer to them as "baby-poopsicles," which is both puerile and disgusting. It is a testament to the great taste that I eat so many of them.
*See previous post
**It's August and I am technically trying to take some time off, but apparently that just means that my posts are getting random and I am getting punchy.