Tasty Tuesday: {Berry Healthy Coconut Milk Popsicles}

Yes, we realize popsicles are the summer dessert du jour, but we just couldn’t help ourselves from jumping on the bandwagon! They’re the perfect treat to help cool down and you can just pop them out of the freezer whenever you feel like indulging. The kids love them, sure, but we’re loving the resurrected idea that you don’t need to be five years old, covered in dirt and dripping in sugar to enjoy them. While the adult {aka alcoholic!} recipes are enticing, the fact that I get drunk off of one sip of wine these days makes, the idea of snacking on a healthy popsicle even better. Not convinced? Well you must try this recipe!

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Berry Coconut Milk + Honey Popsicles

serving size: 12 popsicles

1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
24 mint leaves
4 cups coconut milk
2 cups coconut water
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2-1 cup granola

In a big bowl mix coconut milk, coconut water (straining is optional) and honey.

Next, plop berries of choice and 2 mint leaves in each popsicle form {we used this one and love it!}. Next fill popsicle forms to the top with coconut mixture.* Freeze for 3 hours or overnight. Once frozen, remove popsicles from forms and dip 1/3 of each popsicle in yogurt. Roll dipped area in granola and place on baking sheet. Freeze for another 30 minutes. When it’s time to eat, drizzle with honey for extra sweetness and enjoy!!

*Tip: The berries will float to the top of the popsicle forms, meaning all of the berries will end up at the bottom of your popsicle, near the stick. If you’d like berries to be throughout the popsicle, follow the recipe, only filling forms half way, freeze for two hours, then repeat.

While we’re digging this delicously healhty recipe, the options are literally endless. Instead of coconut milk, use almond milk. Dip them in dark chocolate. Dip them in chia seeds! When it comes to healthy popsicles and they are admittedly, SO fun to make – you can play like you’re a kid again. If you don’t have popsicle forms yet, you’re missing out on quintessential summer fun. Get yours now and do share what popsicle recipe is your fave to make!

Need more summer treat ideas?? We save all of ours HERE!

original photography for apartment 34 by aubrie pick // styling by bianca sotelo 

#SipsForSummer: The Spicy Paloma

What better way to welcome the weekend than with our second installment of #SipsforSummer! In case you missed our first post, we’ve teamed up with Glitter Guide and some of our favorite ladies around the interwebs for the biggest cocktail party ever! We actually kicked things off with a refreshing twist on a Margarita, but we’re salivating over the libation prepped by Ashley of Sugar & Cloth – The Spicy Paloma.spicy-paloma

Grapefruit, tequila and a little kick?? Sign us up! Hop over to her site for the FULL RECIPE HERE.

And be sure to check in every Friday for lots more #SipsForSummer! Happy hour never looked, or tasted, so good!

 

image via Sugar and Cloth // photography by Jared Smith

Tasty Tuesday: {Macerated Balsamic Berry Toast}

Toast is a food trend we just can’t quit. And why do we have to when we keep coming up with a million ways to make it dee-licious? Our latest experiment was inspired by all of the gorgeous baskets of berries at the weekend farmer’s market. Blueberries, blackberries, boysenberries – they’re all plump and juicy and the perfect ripeness to make something sweet to eat. This Balsamic Berry with Goat Cheese Toast gives you a the perfect combo of tartness + creaminess. With warm berries oozing down the sides, we’re berry certain you’ll pucker for more than one slice! Fair warning: you may become addicted.

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Macerated Balsamic Berry + Goat Cheese Toast

1/2 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1/4 cup blackberries
2 T sugar
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 package goat cheese
your favorite crusty bread toasted
mint for garnish

Throw all ingredients in saucepan and slowly stir over medium-low heat. When sugar starts to bubble, gently mash berries to release some juice. Continue to stir for about 5 minutes until the liquid thickens into a syrup. Spread goat cheese on toast and spoon warm berry mixture over top. Garnish with chopped mint. Eat for breakfast, a sweet afternoon pick-me-up or even for a light dessert!

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Whoops. We ate it all. Guess we just have to toast another slice!

original photography for apartment 34 by aubrie pick