Ready for some more blackberry inspiration? Try these Blackberry Vanilla Coconut Pops. Low sugar and kid approved! Not just for the kids, these are a cool treat for anyone on a summer day.
2 cups blackberries
2 Tbsp honey, divided (or more if needed)
1 tsp vanilla, divided
1 can full fat coconut milk
1 Tbsp water
In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine blackberries, 1 Tbsp water, 1 heaping Tbsp honey. Simmer, stirring gently, 3 to 5 minutes. Mash berries with a spatula as they cook. Remove from heat and add 1/2 tsp vanilla.
Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl, pressing with spatula to extract all liquid. Discard solids, and set liquids aside to cool.
In another saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the coconut milk with another 1 heaping Tbsp honey. Simmer, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly blended. Remove from heat, stir in 1/2 tsp vanilla, and set aside to cool.
Fill pop molds 2/3 full with coconut mixture and then pour in blackberry mixture until mold is full. Insert sticks and freeze.
Here’s my latest smoothie crave. Papaya, avocado, coconut milk, and lime! It was rich, creamy and delicious. The only thing that wasn’t great was the color. As you might know from painting, that’s what you get when you mix red (papaya) with green (avocado)! But who cares right?
Happy Thursday! 🙂
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup (or more) water
1 tsp (or more) honey (optional)
Using a blender or inversion blender mix ingredients adding more water as needed
Mango, pineapple and coconut give this smoothie a delicious tropical flavor. Not to sweet, not tart.. it’s the perfect summer snack! There was so much smoothie, I made popsicles for the kids as well! 🙂
1 Cup Greek Yogurt
1 1/2 Cup Pineapple (I used frozen, but can also use fresh)
1 Cup Mango (approximately one whole mango, if not using frozen)
We just spent a few weeks on the beautiful island of Kauai eating papayas and avocados every day for breakfast. Papaya is very sweet and is beautifully balanced with the tartness of lime juice. Here’s my favorite way to eat and serve papaya – with lime and coconut milk! Aloha! 🙂
Fresh papaya (you’ll know it’s ripe when the skin starts to get yellow and the fruit is soft)
Fresh squeezed lime
Coconut milk (from a can)
Cut papaya in half lengthwise and scoop out and discard seeds
With a spoon or knife, carve some papaya chunks from the sides
Top with plenty of fresh squeezed lime juice and coconut milk