As I type this entry, I'm enjoying the best perk of being a food blogger : eating the food I prepared! After all, isn't that why most of us start a food blog?
Every blogger focuses on something different. When I started this blog a year and a half ago, I was focusing on publishing recipes. After a few months, I started sharing stories about my personal life that were related to food.
Everyone has a recipe to share, as simple as it may be, that reminds them of a particular time in their lives.
Don't worry, I'm not going to share a lengthy story about yogurt popsicles, in fact I don't have an interesting story about popsicles at all. I only prepared these because temperatures in Florida are getting hotter every day, so I needed a refreshing treat.
But I will share how I got inspired to make these. I was reading a post on one of my favorite blogs, Dominican Cooking and decided to give it a try. It looked too delicious not to.
While they cooked the berries, I decided to add them raw, macerated with very little sugar. Keeping a higher nutritional profile.
Try my recipe or try theirs, but try it!
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(makes six 3oz popsicles)
*Add sugar to taste, depending on how sweet the berries are.
1 cup Organic, Plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened, Organic Frozen Mixed Berries (thawed)
1 tbsp Organic, Raw Turbinado Sugar
1/2 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract (optional)
1 Mint Leaf, very finely chopped (optional)
-In a small bowl, mix the sugar, finely chopped mint and berries. Using the back of a spoon (or a fork) macerate the berries. they can be as chunky or as thin as you want. I like to find fruit bits in my pops.
-Mix in the remaining ingredients and mix. Pour onto popsicle molds and freeze until hard.