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Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

It feels like summer in Dallas already so we knew it was time to starting creating some fun summer recipes for all of you. When it's hot outside the last thing you want to do is turn on the stove or oven. We'll be featuring some quick and easy snack and meal ideas to keep you healthy and cool all summer long. Give these popsicles a try and leave a comment letting us know what you think.

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Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

  • 1 bottle of Mother Beverage Strawberry Vanilla Flavor 
  • 2 fresh lemons
  • 4 fresh strawberries
  • 3-5 TBS of honey, maple syrup, or agave
  • Stevia, or other favorite sweetener

Directions: Pour Strawberry Vanilla in bowl. Squeeze in 1 to 1.5 lemons. Add honey, starting with 3 TBS. If you want it sweeter, please add more. We found 3 to 4 to be a good amount. A good tip is to make sure it tastes a little sweeter than normal as the sweetness will diminish once it's frozen. In separate bowl, or food processor, cut up strawberries, add 1 packet of stevia, and squeeze the last 1/2 of lemon. Using a fork, imerssion blender, avocado masher, or food processor mash up the strawberries to your liking. We love it with a little bit of texture. Add spoonful of strawberries to bottom of popsicle molds and add the Strawberry vanilla mixture until full. Repeat for remaining popsicle molds. Freeze until hard. If you don't have a popsicle mold you can easily use dixie cups and a straw or popsicle stick for the handle. These have been kid tested and approved. Feel free to make this recipe your own using whatever sugars or sweetners your family likes. Enjoy in the warm sun, preferably on a hammock or poolside! 

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Beat the Sweet

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Beat the Sweet

With Easter just around the corner every store is filled with candy of every kind. Sugar can often leave us feeling bloated, tired, and not like ourselves. In excess, it can do a lot more harm to our body than that. However, there still seem to be times when our body is craving something sweet. Here are some tips for beating out that sugar craving.

  1. Open up a bottle of Mother Beverage. The natural sweetness with the mother in ACV can help curb that sweet tooth and leave you feeling energized and hydrated. Lime Ginger is a great choice!
  2. Grab some fruit. Fruit is a great way to asses if we've been eating too much sugar. Fruit should taste sweet but often wont after too much sugar.
  3. Don't let yourself get too hungry! We've all been there before. It's hard to not reach for something sugary when our body is starving and craving quick energy. Instead, reach for something with protein to hold you over until your next meal. Hard boiled eggs, beef jerky, or a protein shake are all quick options.
  4. Indulge but don't over indulge. If you're still looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, have some! There are plenty of healthy sweet options in stores these days and things you can make at home. The trick is to not have too much.

Here is one of our favorite recipes to satisfy that sweet tooth. Give them a try and let us know how you like them! 

Ingredients: (These are naturally gluten free. Can be vegan and dairy free with using plant based protein and enjoy life chocolate chips)

  • 1 cup of salted peanuts (if using unsalted just add a pinch of salt)
  • 1 cup of pitted dates
  • 1 scoop of your favorite chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 TBS of natural peanut or almond butter
  • Optional: 1/2 or 3/4 cup of your favorite chocolate chips. We use semi-sweet!

Toss all ingredients into a food processor and blend until everything is finely chopped and combined. If the dough still looks a little dry you can add a water starting with 1 tsp and adding more from there. Use a tablespoon scoop and press dough in to spoon to form a ball. Set formed balls onto cookie sheet or in mini muffin tins. Refrigerate for 30 minutes then put them in a ziploc bag to keep them fresh for a week. Makes 24 balls. 10 c 4 f 3 p (this will vary a little based on what protein powder you use and if you use chocolate chips. Enjoy!

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