Banana Raspberry Popsicles

The high summer temps are upon us in a serious way. If you look at a map of the country, most areas will be 80-100+ over the course of the next few days. It’s going to be a seriously hot couple of days. Thankfully we have the luxuries of ac’s and a pool to cool off in, though the pool is positively still too cold for me to be willing to take a dip in.

I’m not sure how I managed growing up. No ac seems like cruel and unusual punishment. I remember sleeping with my ceiling fan on high and a table fan aimed directly at me, on high as well. Forget wondering how I got through summers growing up. I’m not sure how I got through two pregnancies of summer heat. Thankfully the first pregnancy was over in early July but the second took me through the entire summer. We spent the hot days by the pool or propped infront of a fan eating lots of ice cream and drinking plenty of ice cold drinks. I would still rather be due in the summer or fall than in the winter. I have fears of getting stuck in a snow storm and having to deliver in the car on the side of the road. Or worse, being snowed in and no one able to get to me. Husband at work, several feet of snow in the driveway and maybe more at the end of the driveway. I never want to be in that situation. Never.

We always want the opposite of what we have. Well, not always. This weekend I would gladly take a blizzard though. I’m not a fan of 90 degree weather, especially when it’s sure to be humid too. That’s flat out disgusting. In the winter we want warm spring and summer days. Since I can’t get snow this weekend, I’ll take a nice cold popsicle or ice cold drink instead.

I have several planned popsicle and ice cream recipes but the first I chose to try was seriously easy. A bonus, they’re super healthy too. Oh and let’s not forget, kid approved! I had a bit of leftover popsicle liquid that worked well as baby food too. Our 9 month old loved it. It was a bit runny as baby food but she didn’t mind.

Banana Raspberry Popsicles

Ingredients:

2 bananas
3 - 6oz containers raspberry yogurt
2 tbsp lemon juice
popsicle molds

Directions:

Chop up bananas into large chunks, toss in blender.

Empty yogurt containers into blender and top off with lemon juice. Blend until smooth. Stir it needed. You may want to stir once to check for any lumps.
Carefully pour contents into popsicle molds using a funnel. The funnel will make pouring easier and hopefully mess free. If you do not have plastic molds, you can use paper cups and wood popsicle sticks, easily found at craft stores.

Freeze until solid. I say better safe than sorry and freeze overnight. This is a quick plan ahead kind of frozen treat. When it is time to remove the popsicles from whatever mold you have made... if using plastic molds, run warm water over the mold until the popsicle comes free. Paper cups can easily be torn off, if this does not work on the first try use the warm water method as well.


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