Wednesday, July 2, 2014

pineapple express popsicles

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It is hella hot this week- like 90 degree, hot & humid. The type of hot where even if your thighs don't rub together they are going to regardless of thigh gap. Working out is a hard, breathing is slowed and all I want to do is lay down in the middle of the yard with an ice cold sprinkler chasing over me with a Popsicle in hand. These Popsicles are pretty amazing- super quick and easy, make them in the morning and you will have a cold treat without even breaking sweat.


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Homemade pops allow you to control the sugar content which is awesome if you have littles around. Most of the time you will find the fruits in season sweet enough and uber refreshing. This Popsicle is based on a cupcake recipe I made a while back - Pineapple Express Cupcakes, loosely based around the movie.
Hemp seeds add a bit of texture to the pops- plus we all know how incredible hemp seeds & hemp milk are for you!
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It is FINALLY strawberry season in NH - nothing beats a pint of strawberries picked the very morning you buy them, the color is so vibrant and the taste out of this world.
Sorry supermarket strawberries, our time together is done.

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The recipe makes a total of 12 Popsicles- you will have some mix left over, simply pour in a cup and you have yourself a smoothie snack. I love this Popsicle mold; just remember to stick the sticks all the way down into the mold and you may have to run the mold very quickly under room temp water which will make the release of the pops much easier.

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Pineapples and strawberries are blended together with a mix of vanilla coconut yogurt and vanilla hemp milk from Pacific Foods- let me tell you this makes for one delicious Popsicle!

What is your favorite Popsicle creation?

You should totally share your "adult" only Popsicle recipes with me in the comments!

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Pineapple Express Popsicles
makes 12 pops

you will need:
(1) 20oz can pineapple, drained & liquid saved for another day (cubed or crushed - not in heavy syrup)
2 cups fresh strawberries- hulled and cut in half if large
(1) 8oz carton Pacific Vanilla Hemp Milk
(1) 8oz container vanilla coconut yogurt
3 tbsp hemp seeds

assembly:
Place pineapple and strawberries in a food processor or blender- pulse a few times.

Add Hemp  Milk & Yogurt and blend- leaving a few chunkier pieces in the mix.

Pulse in the hemp seeds to incorporate in the mix. Transfer mixture into a Popsicle mold of your choice (I used a spoon)

. Freeze for about 2 hours- run mold under luke warm water to release pops when ready to enjoy!

Leftover mix makes a great smoothie!
Yum

10 comments:

  1. Yes, yes, YES! These look so refreshing and delicious! I've not experimented much with hemp or hemp seeds (here in Colorado we tend to go for another part of the plant, haha!) but I really should.

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    1. You could totally make these "special" and add in some Green Monsta Oil! http://hemp.org/news/content/colorado-wake-bake-author-says-it-states-first-legal-cannabis-cookbook

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  2. Looks amazing Heather! Love the colour too! I bet it would be great to add some whole blueberries and serve them for fourth of July!
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  3. These popsicles are being pinned asap, they look fantastical :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  4. Sounds like a tasty and refreshing combo! I've been meaning to make my own popsicles this summer because it's so easy, but I keep ending up with storebought ones instead. My problem when I make my own is trying not to drink up all of the mix before it makes it into the popsicle molds!

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  5. Amazing colors. Those popsicles look delicious. I am making some this week. Thanks for sharing this.

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  6. Easy, simple and beautiful..:) Thank you for sharing..:)

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  7. I love healthy ice cream. I can eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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  8. This looks so delicious and most importantly, healthy. I'll be making this for sure before the summer is over.

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