Kids’ Corner: Breakfast Popsicles

After school the other day, my girls ages 5 and 7 asked when we were finally going to use the popsicle molds that had been sitting in the cabinet. After a long day at work and envisioning their excitement in the morning, I gladly said “Sure, why not?”

And so, my girls and I grabbed a few fresh fruits (I snuck in a few vegetables), pulled out the blender and began our healthy creation. This idea not only was quick and fun to make, but they were healthy enough for the girls to eat in the morning for breakfast!

Imagine telling your kids to go grab a Popsicle with breakfast! You can! Here is what we used, but honestly the possibilities are endless. Most importantly the containers are recyclable. This makes the healthy Popsicle’s become a normal healthy staple in the freezer. You never really need to buy boxed popsicles again. What’s really in those “healthy” popsicles anyway?

The following recipes are clear of artificial dyes and additives. What these popsicles are full of is loads of vitamin C and healthy sugars.

 

Breakfast Popsicles (version 1)

1 banana

1 mandarin orange

Half cup of blueberries

1 small carrot

1 cup of Almond Milk

 

Throw all fruits and almond milk into blender. Blend for approximately 10 seconds or less for more fruit chunks. Pour into popsicle molds and let freeze overnight.

poscicles

 

(makes approx.. 4 popsicles)

 

Breakfast Popsicles (version 2)

6 chunks of watermelon

2 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon

Half cup of cherries

A few kale leaves

1 cup of freshly squeezed organic raw orange juice

Throw all fruits and orange juice into blender. Blend for approximately 10 seconds or less for more fruit chunks. Pour into popsicle molds and let freeze overnight.

(makes approx.. 4 popsicles)

girls pop

 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Low Carb Moscow Mules

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Moscow Mules have become one of my absolute favorite cocktails aside from wine. The only problem with drinking when trying to maintain control of your figure: SUGAR!

Moscow Mules made “the right way” should be accompanied by a delicious bite of ginger followed by a hint of lime and smooth vodka finish.

Because I do not plan to stop enjoying libations anytime soon I decided to make some minor adjustments to my favorite cocktail. The result – a simply satisfying twist without losing the remarkable taste, but minus the additional sugar.

 

Low-Carb Moscow Mules

Ingredients:

2 oz. Tito’s Vodka (preferred)

8 slivers Fresh Ginger Root

½ Lime

Ice

4 oz. Club Soda (optional for fizz)

Chilled Copper Mug

 MOSCOW MULE

Prepare the cocktail by putting the copper mug in the freezer and begin slicing fresh ginger root minus the skin (8 slices should be a good amount per drink). Smash ginger root in cup with a spoon to release the ginger juice essence. Pour 2 oz. vodka in cup with the ginger and let sit for about 10 minutes.

 

Squeeze as much of the lime juice as you can into the cocktail mixture. Add ice cubes (I like about 3) and Club Soda. Stir and garnish with a lime wedge.

Not feeling the lo-carb thing? Here is my favorite recipe for the traditional Moscow Mule Cocktail:

 

Ginger Bitin’ Moscow Mules

Ingredients:

2 oz. Tito’s Vodka (preferred)

4 oz. Goslings Ginger Beer(preferred)

½ Lime or lime juice

Ice

Chilled Copper Mug

GINGER BEER

Prepare the cocktail by putting the copper mug in the freezer. Pour 2 oz. vodka in cup. Squeeze or squirt lime juice into the cocktail mixture. Add ice cubes (I like about 3) and Goslings Ginger Beer. Stir and garnish with a lime wedge.

 

Enjoy!