Since moving to Michigan, I've appreciated Summer that much more. It seems that the Winter months drag on and on and on and Spring and Summer bring a breath of fresh air. I find myself physically aching for warm weather near the end of a cold spell and longing for warm evenings on the porch or at the beach.
I need to go outside and embrace my Summer! School will be starting before I know it, and soon the Winter will be back, so I need to get my outdoor time in now. I've been enjoying walking, jogging or riding bikes to the lake and walking along the shore. I also love just laying in the backyard or sitting on the porch - the grass is so soft and the sun makes me so happy!
Before I leave though, I'll give you this recipe to help you stay cool.
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You all know by now that I like chocolate, and while I have made chocolate versions of these frozen pops (ummm, chocolate peanutbutter chia please!!) and even fudgiscles, I decided to share a non-chocolate frozen treat with you today! I got the inspiration from a smoothie, really, and thought that fruit chunks in a popsicle would be a fun idea. Besides, it makes them prettier in my opinion.
Of course, you can use any kind of fruit in your pops. I chose peaches, because peaches. I love peaches. But I could imagine using raspberries or blueberries, or anything, really!
Waiting for these babies to freeze is a true test of patience, but they are well worth the wait!
Chia Peach Frozen Pops
1 ¼ cup coconut milk
½ cup soy
¼ cup chia seeds
½ - 1 TBSP cane sugar (depending on how sweet you want it)
Canned or fresh peach (or any other fruit, really!)
1. Whisk all ingredients except peaches together in a small bowl
2. Let mixture sit for 15-30 minutes, until it has become thick
3. Spoon a bit of the mixture into each popsicle mold.
4. Add fruit as you wish, alternating between the mixture and the fruit
5. Freeze 6 hours, until frozen.
6. To remove, run mold under hot water for 10-15 seconds and pull out carefully. To store, I wrap the pops in parchment paper (separately) and keep them in a freezer bag. You could also get really fancy and grab these plastic sleeves for frozen treats.
For these treats you may need:
What do you like doing in the Summer months?