It has been a while since I have been able to write a post, and I have a good reason! It’s also been a while since I’ve been able to really cook or bake ANYTHING.
I am a passionate cyclist. Not someone who cycles 60-100k a day or who bikes to Kingston for a weekend (because, honestly, my life would seriously suffer) but I LOVE getting on my bike. This year I started to invest in proper clothes (the shorts do wonders for your bum!) and, more recently, shoes. Now, I had heard from so many people that once you clip your shoes into your pedals, you are bound to fall off your bike. So I was prepared. I practiced clipping in and unclipping while my bike was attached to the trainer. I thought I was great with it. And then 3 weeks ago I went out for a ride. Again, I was prepared to fall off. So when I had to stop in a parking lot and couldn’t get my feet out, I thought, oh well, and fell. I was even expecting to get bruises all over my side (which I did), and to scrape up my knee (which also happened). What I was NOT expecting was that my left arm would be unable to hold me up on my bike! After spending a night in the emergency room, I found out that I fractured my arm.
Only having one arm to work with has really limited what I can do, but it’s healing now and I have been able to throw together some food! Since cooking is how I destress, and biking is how I exercise, it has been an interesting few weeks doing neither!
All injuries aside, these popsicles are super easy to make and very healthy. You can even do it with 1 arm! I love having a stash in my freezer so that my daughter can ask for a treat and I can give her one every day, allowing us to cool off and knowing that she isn’t eating just sugar (although, I am not against store bought popsicles!). These are definitely worth making a batch today.
makes as many as you want (mine usually makes about 8, as you see in the photo)
What you need:
equal parts sliced fruit and yogurt (for example, 1 cup of each)*
a little sugar (if you are using a plain yogurt)
What to do:
Put the sliced fruit and yogurt into a blender or food processor and mix until combined. If the fruit has seeds, you can strain it before making the popsicles. Pour the mixture into a popsicle mold and place it in the freezer until frozen (at least 5-6 hours). To unmold, place the popsicle mold in warm water (that goes all the way up to the top) for a few seconds and pull out the popsicle.** Enjoy!
*I use about 2 medium-large bananas and 3 individual yogurt containers because my daughter doesn’t like seeds from other fruit in her popsicles. It’s just over 1 cup of each.
**I like to unmold all the popsicles at once and store them in a ziplock bag for easy access later.