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Tart & Tangy Raspberry Lime Popsicles

Growing up, I was always jealous of the kids who went to the beach for vacation.

Despite the fact that I’ve lived in Baltimore my whole life, the first time I ever went to Ocean City, Maryland in the summer was for “Senior Week” after graduating from high school.

When I was a kid, I went on vacationĀ with my family to the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, where my mom spent her summers as a kid.

As an adult, I truly appreciate the Adirondacks and still spend a week of every summer up there with my husband and family. I now look forward to the beauty, solitude and slower pace of mountain life.

A beautiful view from an Adirondack mountaintop

A beautiful view from an Adirondack mountaintop

But when I was a kid, the mountainsĀ weren’t exactly ā€œthe place to beā€ in the summer.

It wasnā€™t cool to have to drive 8+ hours to get to our vacation spot when all of our friends and classmates had a 3 hour drive to the beach. As a 14-year-old, spending 1-2 weeks in a cabin in the woods with no friends wasn’t as appealing as walking around on the boardwalk, playing in the ocean and sand, or layingĀ out on a towel at the beach.

Though I didn’t always appreciate the awesomeness of the mountains as a kid, there’s oneĀ thing I always loved about being “Up North.”

Wild raspberries.

Can't get enough of these berries!

Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved raspberries.

To this day, I still can’t find anything that matches the taste of freshly picked wild raspberries from bushes lining the mountain roads. Maybe it’s the clean, crisp, cool mountain air. Whatever it is, I can’t get enough of them.

For today’s super simple, kid-friendly recipe, I used black raspberries, but feel free to use red raspberries instead! Either one will work.

Black raspberries give these popsicles their bright pink color. So pretty!

Black raspberries give these popsicles their bright pink color. So pretty!

Berries are one of the anti-cancer, anti-fat storage GBOMBS foods. They are also lower in sugar than almost any fruit, especially raspberries, which contain a mere 5 grams of naturally occurring sugar in a one cup serving.

Raspberries are high in filling fiber and are supercharged with disease-fighting, anti-aging antioxidants. Click here to read even more about the amazing health benefits of raspberries!

The pairing of

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups fresh raspberries (I used black raspberries for this recipe, but you could use either kind or combine them!)
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 teaspoonsĀ pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup or honey (I used raw honey when I made them but plan to try the maple syrup option next time!)Ā 

Directions

  1. Put all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze until solid.
  3. Gently remove the popsicles from the mold by running the mold under warm water until the popsicle pops out.
  4. Enjoy!

tart raspberries with tangy lime juice and creamy coconut milk makes for a refreshing sweet treat that you and your kids will love!

As always, these popsicles are dairy-free, so everyone can enjoy them. šŸ™‚

Tart & Tangy Black Raspberry & Lime Popsicles

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups fresh raspberries (I used black raspberries for this recipe, but you could use either kind or combine them!)
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup or honey (I used raw honey when I made them but plan to try the maple syrup option next time!)Ā 

Directions

  1. Put all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze until solid.
  3. Gently remove the popsicles from the mold by running the mold under warm water until the popsicle pops out.
  4. Enjoy!

“Betcha Can’t Eat Just One” of These Way Better Chips!

Doritos, Cheetos, Funyuns, Bugles, Fritos, Pringles, Combos.

These were the snack foods I grew up loving.

As I’ve been on a journey to upgrade my dietĀ and make healthier choices over the past few years, I’ve been introduced to new snack food options, ones that don’t contain 42 ingredients like my beloved Doritos but still satisfy the salty/crunchy desire many of us have.

While I try to eat as many unprocessed, unrefined, whole foods as possible, I don’t do it all the time.

When I do eat something processed, I look for as short of an ingredient list as possible, one that contains ingredients a third grader can pronounce…and ideally hasĀ around 5Ā (not 42!) ingredients.

That’s why IĀ likeĀ these!

Way BetterĀ Tortilla Chips

Two of our favorite varieties of Way Better Chips

These are two of our favorite varieties of Way Better Chips!

Way Better chipsĀ contain 6 ingredients and areĀ made from real foods like sweet potatoes, organic chia seeds, and sprouted quinoa, that are not genetically altered like almost every other snack food on the market today. TheĀ sprouting process that their ingredients undergo increases the nutrient value comparedĀ to grains and seeds that aren’t sprouted and makes them more easily digestible.

Noocho Cheese with Way Better Sweet Potato Chips - yum!

Noocho Cheese with Way Better Sweet Potato Chips – yum!

Another plus is that these chips are certified gluten-free, so if you haveĀ sensitivities to gluten or are gluten-intolerant, you can still enjoy them! šŸ™‚

Way BetterĀ makes a lotĀ of different varieties, but we like the Sweet Chili, Sweet Potato and Black BeanĀ chips the best.

Serve them with this awesome dairy-free nacho cheese sauce like we did the other night. Everyone will love it!

You can find Way Better chipsĀ at Wegmans, Whole Foods, MOMs Organic Market, The Fresh Market, and even at Home Goods!

Don’t have any of those stores near you? Shop online at Way Better’s website.

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