Strawberry Rhubarb Popsicles

Strawberry Rhubarb Popsicles

Strawberry Rhubarb is a combination so delicious, it’s perfect in all forms! And today’s recipe is no exception!

Strawberry Rhubarb Popsicles

Last week I shared how I come up with some of my recipes. This one was more of a happy accident. I initially made a rhubarb compote to add too first oatmeal, followed by yogurt. And although it tasted great in both forms, I was very unhappy with how all the pictures turned out.

Strawberry Rhubarb Popsicles

So, I had a small jar of compote in my fridge, and needed a new idea for a recipe. I started by searching my fridge, freezer, and pantry for foods that go well with rhubarb. I usually keep my freezer stalked with a variety of frozen fruit, so when it comes to rhubarb, I was drawn to strawberries! Instead of a smoothie bowl, which I shared a couple of weeks ago, I decided to make my frozen mix in popsicle form!

Strawberry Rhubarb Popsicles

Strawberry Rhubarb Popsicles

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Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Popsicles

Strawberry Rhubarb is a combination so delicious, it's perfect in all forms! 

Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 popsicles

Ingredients

For the rhubarb compote:

  • 1 rhubarb stalk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • lemon zest

For the popsicles:

  • rhubarb compote
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 4 frozen half figs
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Instructions

  1. To make the compote, chop the rhubarb into 1/2 inch pieces. Add the rhubarb, water, sugar and lemon zest to a pot. 

  2. Cover the pot and turn the burner on to medium heat. 

  3. Occasionally sir until the rhubarb breaks down and the compote thickens, roughly 10-15 minutes. 

  4. Pour the compote in a jar and let cool in the refrigerator. 

  5. In a food processor, add the frozen strawberries, frozen figs, rhubarb compote, and chia seeds. Pulse until well combined. 

  6. If the mixture is too thick slowly add some of the water. 

  7. Pour the mix into 4 popsicle holders. 

  8. Freeze overnight.

  9. To remove the popsicles, run the mold under hot water. The popsicle will loosen from the mold. 

Strawberry Rhubarb Popsicles

Strawberry Rhubarb Popsicles

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Strawberry Rhubarb Popsicles

Strawberry Rhubarb Popsicles

Strawberry Rhubarb Popsicles

Green Mango Smoothie

Green Mango Smoothie

Green smoothies these days! They make even a nutrition focused veggie lover scratch her head. Cauliflower? Zucchini? Cabbage? I guess I just don’t understand! I don’t want to yuck other’s yum’s but for now I prefer my cauliflower roasted and my zucchini in noddle form!

Green Mango Smoothie

However, green smoothies in general, those that include a cup of leafy greens, like spinach or kale  and lots of fruit, in my opinion are a great way to add some extra veggies to your breakfast or a snack. Adding just 1 cup of spinach, like I did in the Green Mango Smoothie, doesn’t change the taste one bit!

Green Mango Smoothie

Green Mango Smoothie

Green Mango Smoothie
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Green Mango Smoothie

you cannot taste the spinach in this mango, kiwi smoothie, I promise! 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 2 kiwi's skin removed
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Instructions

  1. In a food processor add the spinach, mango, kiwi, almond milk, and chia seeds. Blend until smooth. 

  2. To serve, top with more kiwi, blueberries and chia seeds (optional). 

Green Mango Smoothie

Green Mango Smoothie

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Green Mango Smoothie

Green Mango Smoothie

Pitaya Smoothie Bowl

Pitaya Smoothie Bowl

I have love chocolate, sweets, and candy as much as the next girl, but beautiful smoothie bowls make me just as happy.

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I have had a pitaya (or dragon fruit) smoothie bowl on my list of recipes to develop for a long time, but hadn’t fit it into my ingredient of the week scheduling. But when I started to think about what treats to make for Valentine’s Day, I knew the bright pink color of dragon fruit would be perfect!

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So this Valentine’s Day, ditch the chocolate for a pretty in pink smoothie bowl, just kidding chocolate and flowers are always a good idea.

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Pitaya Smoothie Bowl
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Pitaya Smoothie Bowl

because Valentine's Day doesn't only have to be about chocolate!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup frozen pitaya
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 4 tbsp nonfat greek yogurt
  • 4 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/4 cup granola
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • fresh raspberries

Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor, add the frozen pitaya and frozen raspberries. Add the yogurt and milk one tablespoon at a time until its the consistency you want.

  2. Pour the smoothie into a bowl.
  3. Add granola, chia seeds, pomegranate seeds, and raspberries to the bowl.

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Apple Chai Spice Overnight Oats

Today’s date says the first day of fall but today’s wether (per usual) says the dog days of summer. I am thoroughly confused. I want to enjoy cider donuts and pumpkin spice lattes, but in reality I am still drinking iced coffee.

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When you’re in this dilemma, apple chai spice overnight oats is truly the perfect solutions. All the fall flavors we love in cold form. Sign me up!

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Apple Chai Spice Overnight Oats

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the perfect fall breakfast when the weather still feels like summer

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup Vanilla Soy Milk
  • 1 TBSP chia seeds
  • 1 tsp cardamon
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, + a pinch to sprinkle at the end
  • 1 pinch all spice
  • 1/3 cup nonfat greek yogurt
  • 1/2 apple, chopped
  • 1 TBSP slivered almonds
  • 1 tsp honey

Directions

  1. In a jar of tupperware, add the oats, soy milk, and spices.
  2. Cover and place in the fridge overnight.
  3. Add the yogurt and mix well until incorporated.
  4. Top with apples, cinnamon, almonds,and honey.

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Chia Pudding with Figs & Pistachio

Who are we kidding, fresh figs really go with everything, but putting them in your breakfast makes waking up easier, right? almost…

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Chia puddings love them or hate them? They are certainly an interesting texture when you get it right, bit also really easy to mess it up. The recipe I am sharing today is my favorite way to do it.

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Chia Pudding with Figs & Pistachios

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figs for breakfast makes mornings better

Ingredients

    – 1 tablespoon figs butter (Trader Joes) – 6 oz of non fat plain greek yogurt

  • 1/4 cup milk (skim, soy or almond)
  • 2 TBSP chia seeds
  • 2-3 figs, sliced in 4
  • 6-8 pistachios

Directions

  1. In a bowl, add the yogurt, milk, and chia seeds, Mix until incorporated.
  2. In a glass/bowl add the fig butter to the bottom and spread evenly.
  3. Pour the yogurt mixture into the glass. Place in the fridge overnight of at least 4 hours.
  4. In the morning, top the yogurt with fresh figs and pistachios.
  5. Enjoy!

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Chia Seed Pudding with Broiled Grapefruit & Blueberries

I have a confession… when I say I like grapefruit, I think I mean grapefruit cocktails. Grapefruit has always been my go-to when I order a drink. Last weekend I had a “Summer St. Sling” from Barcelona Wine Bar-a delicious cocktail made with Chamomile Infused Tito’s Vodka Fresh Pink Grapefruit & Lemon Juices.

So naturally I thought I would like grapefruit period. It turns out that’s not exactly the case. I even thought that if I broiled grapefruit that would change my mind, but it didn’t.

Even still, I am sharing with you another grapefruit recipe (and even one more at the end of the week). I hope those of you who love grapefruit will still find them delicious.

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Have you tried chia pudding? Like grapefruit it’s not for everyone.  It’s definitely an interesting texture, but if you can get past that, Chia is a superfood! Chia seeds are high in omega 3 fatty acids, which help reduce cholesterol and inflammation. They also are an excellent source of fiber and a good source of calcium.

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Blueberries and Grapefruit add vibrant color to this chia pudding. It’s a perfect pick me up on a cloudy winter day.

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