Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Mint Mojito Popsicles

A friend told me "you're like a ticking time bomb" in reference to my pregnancy. I thought that was a hilarious way of putting my past-due-date-state. Instead of sitting around and twiddling my thumbs, I decided to pack my week full of activities to make the days go faster. I'd rather have to cancel things than be sitting around my house bored out of my mind.

One of my favorite pass times is being in my kitchen. It relaxes me and makes me feel as though I've accomplished a great task once the food is prepared. I'm in my own world as I make a mess, generally listening to a podcast or worship music. It is my therapy.

It has been recommended to me to have popsicles on hand during labor. I just couldn't bring myself to buying the sugar filled ones from the store, so of course I decided to make my own. The original recipe was found on Pinterest, but I modified it a bit to come up with this refreshing and yummy pop! 

Mint Mojito Popsicles

Put the following ingredients into a blender:

1/2 cup water
1/4 cup honey (or other sweetener of choice)
1/2 cup coconut milk 
1 1/4 cup plain yogurt 
juice from 1 whole lime
zest from 1 whole lime
handful of fresh mint leaves

Blend everything until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.

As my molds, I used the small, paper "Dixie" bathroom cups and popsicle sticks (like the above picture). If you do this, it works best to freeze the liquid in the cup for about an hour before inserting the sticks. Once frozen, the paper cup peels right off. 

Other DIY popsicle ideas: freezing you're favorite 100% juice in a popsicle mold! 
Our local discount grocery store (Sharp Shopper) often has yummy and unusual juices that work great for this! One of my favorite flavor juices to freeze is Blueberry Pomegranate. Be creative!

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