This summer, we’re skipping the ice cream tub! So take your popsicle molder out and let’s make some healthy but yummy and organic popsicles to help you stay cool this summer!
Matcha Green Tea Popsicles
Ingredients (serves 4 pops):
2 frozen bananas
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp pistachios
1 tsp matcha powderBlend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth, fill popsicle molds and freeze overnight. For cacao shell melt all ingredients and mix together , coat popsicle (when hard frozen) and garnish with chopped almonds while cacao still soft.
2 tbsp honey1/2 tbsp lime juice (for a smooth consistency)1/4 tsp butterfly pea powder(mix this powder with the lime juice before blending)1 tbsp goji berriesUsing a food processor or blender mix the fruits & milk until smooth. Add lime juice (that already has been mixed with butterfly pea powder) and mix well.Add the sweetener 1 tbsp at the time and taste.
Pour into an ice pop mold and freeze overnight.Once Pops are ready, melt your favorite chocolate or create your own using cacao powder& coconut oil.
Cover popsicle and coat with kernels and goji berries (be fast or chocolate will get hard and become the shell).Keep in freezer inside ziplock bags.
Ingredients (serves 4 pops):
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup greek yogurt2 tbsp honey1/2 tbsp lime juice (for a smooth consistency )1/2 tsp blue spirulina powder1/2 tsp pitaya powder1/2 butterfly pea powder (mixed with a 1/2 lime juice to enhance color)Using a food processor or blender mix the fruits, yogurt & lime juice until smooth.Add the sweetener 1 tbsp at the time and taste. Keep blending until desired flavor.Divide the mixture into 4 bowls, leave 1 bowl with the original mixture and for the other 3 bowls add 1 powder to each and mix well.Now you’ll have 4 bowls:1 original1 pitaya1 butterfly pea1 blue spirulinaPour each into molds individually and freeze overnight.
2 tbsphoney1/2 tbsplime juice (optional for a smooth consistency )1/2 tsp bluespirulina powderFor cacao shell:
1 tbspcoconut oil
2 tbspcacao powder
3 tbsp chopped salted roasted cashewsUsing a food processor or blender mix the fruits, milk & blue spirulina powder until smooth. Add lime juice (optional) and mix well.Add the sweetener 1 tbsp at the time and taste.
Pour into mold and freeze overnight.Once Pops are ready, melt your favorite chocolate and coat or create your own by melting and mixing all ingredients mentioned above.Coat the popsicle with the meltedcacao mixture and garnish with chopped cashews while cacao mix is still soft.Keep in freezer inside ziplock bags.
Cinnamon Coconut Sugar Radish Crisps
- These coconut sugar radish chips are an easy and fun way to make use of fresh radishes! Perfect served over Greek yogurt with honey.
A New Year, A New You!
We don’t want you be one among those who makes new year resolutions and does not really stick to it. And hence, we have the Ripe Detox Plan for you. To ease your work, here’s the printable 7-day plan.
Let’s have a great start to 2018! #EatBetterFeelBetterbyRipe
But first, Remember Foods to avoid during your detox!
- Red meat, chicken, turkey and any meat products like sausages, burgers, and pate
- Milk, cheese, eggs, cream
- Butter and margarine
- Any food that contains wheat including bread, croissants, cereals, cakes, biscuits, pies, pastry, quiche, battered or bread crumbed foods, etc.
- Crisps and savoury snacks including salted nuts
- Chocolate, sweets, jam and sugar
- Processed foods, ready meals, ready-made sauces and takeaways
- Coffee and tea
- Sauces, pickles, shop bought salad dressing, mayonnaise
- Fizzy drinks and squashes, including diet versions
7 DAY DETOX PLAN
Breakfast: Banana porridge
Porridge made with water and topped with natural yoghurt, banana, raisins and sweetened with honey.
Lunch: Vegetable soup
Large bowl of vegetable soup
Snacks: Fresh fruit salad
Breakfast: Pumpkin Papaya Superfood Acai Bowl
Blend unsweetened acai smoothie, organic pumpkin, papaya, ripe banana, maca for energy boost, pumpkin spice, almond milk and add toppings like remaining banana, papaya, cashews, goji berries and pomegranate seeds.
Lunch: Guacamole with crudités
Homemade guacamole made from avocado, lemon juice, fresh chilli, tomatoes and garlic served with vegetable crudités and oatcakes.
Snacks: Plain popcorn
Breakfast: Muesli and yoghurt
Homemade muesli made from oats, seeds, nuts and dried fruit served with natural yoghurt.
Dinner: Sweet and sour stir fry with rice
Gently fry a selection of chopped vegetables such as onions, peppers, baby sweetcorn and mushrooms. Add canned pineapple (in fruit juice), canned tomatoes, tomato purée, white wine vinegar and honey. Bring to the boil and simmer until the sauce has thickened. Serve with brown rice.
Snacks: Green drink powder mixed with 16 ounces’ water
Breakfast: Eggs with spinach and tomato; 8 ounces green tea
Lunch: Greek yogurt with walnuts and golden berries
Dinner: Garlic sautéed spinach and baked cinnamon apple
Snacks: Natural yogurt mixed with honey
Breakfast: Peanut butter or guacamole celery boats; 8 ounces herbal tea
Dinner: Roasted lemon chicken with broccoli and brown rice
Snacks: Greek yogurt with walnuts
Breakfast: Cottage cheese or plain Greek yogurt with blueberries, almonds, and flax or chia seeds; 8 ounces water with orange slice
Lunch: Baked chicken breast with jacket potato
Bake a chicken breast and serve with a jacket potato and steamed vegetables.
Dinner: Chinese vegetable stir fry
Stir fry a selection of vegetables such as bok choi, spring onions, mushrooms, bamboo shoots and beansprouts in a little olive oil with garlic and ginger. Serve with brown rice.
Snacks: Carrots and hummus
Breakfast: Gluten-free toast with almond butter
Lunch: Spicy Chickpea Lettuce Wraps
Dinner: Potato and bean casserole
Gently fry a selection of typical casserole vegetables such as onion, carrots and parsnip in a little olive oil with garlic. When browned, add diced potato and fry for a few minutes. Add fresh vegetable stock, black pepper and your favourite beans. Bring to the boil and simmer until the casserole thickens.
Snacks: Handful of unsalted nuts and pumpkin seeds
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