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Yogurt-Covered Blueberries

Can’t take the heat? Want to stay on track but need a cool treat? Don’t worry… I have your back!

Laaloosh posted a delightful frozen blueberry how-to HERE.

Frozen Blueberries

  • 1 pint blueberries, washed and dried
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  1. Line a baking sheet (with edges) with parchment paper.
  2. Roll the blueberries in the yogurt. I did it one at a time, but with only a couple remaining, realized it probably would have been fine to mix them all together VERY GENTLY and then just place them on the sheet with space in between each berry.
  3. Freeze for a few hours.
  4. Remove from tray and place into a container. Put back in freezer until you’re ready to eat them!

Yogurt and berries, just waited to merge together into something spectacular.

On the tray, eager to get in the freezer.

In their frozen glory, ready to be consumed!

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*Snack Recipe* Grape Kabobs

So, this recipe couldn’t be any simpler… and it’s fun!!! Click HERE for the source…

Here’s a great (or should I say grape? hee hee) submission from Sheri at Vegan Family Inc.:

“These are photos of our new fave summer treat…frozen grape-kabobs!

“To make: Wash grapes, and thread them onto bamboo skewers (I buy these at the dollar store in a pack of 100). Lay the skewers on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer for several hours or overnight. That’s it!

“My kids made these by themselves, and were super-excited to have them for breakfast. Such a fun food!”

Thanks, Sheri! My grapevines are loaded with ripe grapes right now, so I may have to give this a try!

*Dessert* Guilt-Free Chocolate Sundae!

Here’s a fun, easy recipe from a blog called Liv(e)LoveLaugh. Check it out! 🙂

“Ice Cream”

2 organic bananas, very ripe, frozen*
1/4 cup reduced-fat milk
1 1/2 teaspoons unsweetened coco powder

Blend until smooth and creamy in the blender.

Chocolate Sauce

1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened coco powder
1 tablespoon milk
stevia sweeter and honey to taste

Blend all ingredients, adding milk until it has a smooth consistency.

Top with 2 tablespoons of chopped peanuts.

*A little tip on freezing bananas. This may seem obvious, but to me the first-time banana freezer and let’s-get-this-done-quick girl it was a little hazy. Peel your bananas before you freeze them. Trust me. Peeling slimy black half-frozen banana skin off isn’t fun. It also helps if you break them into chunks first.

*Dessert* Kiwi Pops

Glamour posted this on Facebook… It linked to a cool new-to-me blog called ShowFood Chef. Click HERE to check it out!

1) Kiwi – peeled and cut in 1 inch thick rounds, with a popsicle stick in each round. Freeze on a tray in the freezer.

2) 1 cup Chopped dark chocolate and 1/2 cup Coconut oil – melted over a double boiler, then cooled to room temp.

3) Dip each Kiwi-pop into the chocolate mixture (it will immediately turn crispy) and place on a tray to refreeze or pass around right now.

One serving of KIWI:

* contains the same amount of fiber as a BOWL of bran cereal.
* contains the same amount of potassium as a banana
* provides the recommended dietary allowance of vitamin C

and…

Folate (good for pregnant women), Lutein (helps prevent age-related blindness), Zinc (healthy hair, skin, teeth), Vitamin E (antioxidant and immune system booster) AND…the enzyme found in green kiwifruit makes a natural meat tenderizer. Who knew?

Now, as good as these popsicles taste – I’d really love to eat one of those kiwifruit while laying on the beach in the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand. So, I’m entering Zespri’s Kiwi-contest (a trip for 4 to New Zealand!) – which you can do also, just by the usual filling out name, etc and letting them know. Go check out the Great Kiwi Adventure, right here.