Nothing says summer, quite like an ice cold popsicle. Today, I was inspired by my 2 year old son, so we set off to make some homemade popsicles to get us through this Florida summer heat! Enjoy!
Fruit Popsicles – Yields: 6 pops
2 cups seedless watermelon chunks
1 banana, peeled & sliced
1 peach, peeled & cubed
2 kiwi, peeled & sliced
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
Place watermelon into blender, puree & set aside. Place 2 slices of each banana, peach, & kiwi into popsicle mold, followed by equal amounts of blueberries. Use popsicle stick to mix fruit together and push against the mold walls. Fill all molds with watermelon puree, add sticks, and freeze. To remove popsicles, run hot water over outside of mold until loosened.
Saturday mornings are my favorite! Sleeping in (well as much as you can with a toddler), staying in your pj’s, and serving up a creative & fun breakfast for the entire family. This past weekend, my husband took the reigns and made us our first batch of gluten-free pancakes. What a treat! Serve these with your favorite fruit or sweeten them up for special occasions with chocolate chips & whipped cream.
If you extra pancakes left over let them cool, wrap them in plastic, and freeze. To reheat just pop in the toaster or microwave for 30-60 seconds!
Gluten-Free Silver Dollar Pancakes
Bobby Flay Pancake Pan
Yields: 20 pancakes
1 cup gluten-free pancake mix
3/4 cup water
1 tbsp. water
Combine all ingredients together and mix until smooth. Preheat pan over medium-low heat. We used the silver dollar pan by Bobby Flay, but any pan will do. Lightly spray non-stick cooking spray on pan and pour in batter. Cook on one side until you see small bubbles forming on the edges. Flip once and continue cooking until golden brown.
We just returned from the El Dorado Royale Resort in Tulum, Mexico where one of their featured lunch restaurants, Health Bar, had an out-of-this-world smoothie bar. Here are two of my favorites that I will be trying to recreate at home. Now, where can I find some cactus?
Tropical Protein Shake:
Strawberry, Banana, Mango, Pina Colada & Protein Powder
Fiji Tropical Smoothie:
Jugo de Toronja, Nopal, Apio y Perejila or Grapefruit, Cactus, Celery, & Parsley