Tuesday 18th May 2021.
May 18, 2021
Mona Lisa and Rodrigo join us on line in the eight o’clock hour this morning. Promoting their new single La Bomba. check it out below!
Feisty Foodie Sara is with us in the last hour today, We finally have spring weather here…actually today is looking like our first day of “fake summer”! We’re supposed to have 27 degrees for today and for the new few days. Yay! Plus I love the fact that it doesn’t get dark until after 9pm! With it getting so dark so late, sometime I need a dessert that isn’t too sweet and going to send my kids into a sugar high an hour before bed! These Blueberry Yogurt Pops and Banana Berry Pops are a great solution for warm nights! Since we have these frozen berries on hand (from the recipes above), let’s make some cocktails! We did a sassy margarita last week, so let’s make a Berry Daquiri and a Sparkling Berry Vodka Cocktail this week. So refreshing and goes down easy!
Blueberry Yogurt Pops
1/2 cup blueberry preserves
1 1/2 cups lowfat plain Greek yogurt
- Put the blueberry preserves into a quart-size heavy resealable plastic food bag and squeeze it into one corner. Put the yogurt into the bag and squeeze it gently with your hands to lightly mix; swirls of blueberry throughout the yogurt are fine.
- Arrange 6 mini paper drink cups on a small baking sheet. Using scissors, cut about 1/2 inch off the corner of the bag and squeeze the swirled yogurt mixture into the cups, filling them about two-thirds full. Gently insert a 6-inch lollipop stick into each cup. The thickness of the yogurt should help the sticks stand upright.
- Freeze for at least 2 hours before peeling off the paper cups and serving.
- 1 cup Greek yogurt, plain
- 1 medium banana
- 1 cup mixed berries, frozen
- 1/8 cup honey
- Toss all ingredients into a high-powered blender and puree. Divide evenly between paper cups. Cover with aluminum foil and pierce foil in the center with popsicle sticks to hold sticks in place. Freeze 4-5 hours or until solid.
TIP: If you prefer to have a swirled pop, follow the method above and just blend the bananas, berries and honey first and swirl into yogurt seperately.
- 1 cup of berries (combination of your preference
- About 6-8 ice cubes
- Juice of ½ lime
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 3-4 oz White rum
- Lime wedge or ring as garnish
- Honey or agave, if necessary
If using raspberries, blend these first to a purée then rub through a sieve to extract the seeds. Put a handful of ice cubes in a powerful blender and crush. Add the berries, lime and lemon juice and rum. Whizz again and pour into a chilled cocktail glass straight away. Decorate with a lime slice.
TIP: Rim with coarse sugar died purple with a bit of the juice, if you want to be a little fancy!