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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Mixed Berries and Coconut Popsicles

So, I've been trying to do things to keep me happy and healthy this past week. 
I think I did very well with my walking routine. Since last Friday I've walked over 10K steps for 5 days. My highest step day was Thursday with 16,276 steps! That's a lot of walking.

One thing that I've found is that I have to get on the treadmill early. I can't wait to do it later. If I wait, I sit on my butt longer throughout the day and don't get my steps in.
A body in Motion will stay in Motion!
Just keep walking, just keep walking!

So, walking keeps my healthy, and my desserts make me happy. I splurged on some cookies I made for my husband, but I've got to do better with my desserts.

Take these Popsicle for example

They are loaded with berries and flavored with Coconut! No refined sugars. Nothing artificial about them. Just pure yumminess.

It turns out that my body isn't very happy with me when I splurge on cookies. My tummy gets upset, I go into a food coma, my blood sugar crashes and then I'll get HANGRY (Hungry + Angry)! It's not pretty. 

So instead, I'm trying pure fruit to satisfy that sweet tooth of mine.

I think my belly will thank me for it. I guess the thought is, if I feed my body real food, it'll act like a real body. 

But, yes... It hard to avoid the sweets, especially when I'm baking so often. But, as long as I keep my meals as healthy as possible, I think I'll let a few cookies slide (down my throat).

Head on over to these great blogs to find out what they are doing to be Happy and Healthy.

If you're a fan of Dieter's Downfall, you have also seen the mixed berries in the compote. Oh, my were those pancakes good!

Mixed Berries and Coconut Popsicles

by Karyn Granrud
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Keywords: coconut blueberry popsicle
  • 1/2 C Blueberries
  • 1/2 C Raspberries
  • 1/2 C Blackberries
  • 1 Tbls Honey
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 C Full Fat Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 Vanilla Bean Pod, scraped out
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • optional Stevia drop or two or teaspoon of Swerve
Place the berries, honey and lemon juice into a small pot and place it over medium heat. Cook the berries until the juices run and the berries start to pop. Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes.
Mix the coconut milk, vanilla seeds, and vanilla extract (along with sweetener) in a bowl.
Place a few spoonfuls of the coconut milk into the popsicle mold, then add some berries and more coconut until the molds are full. You can choose to mix it or leave it layered.
Freeze for 3 hours or overnight and enjoy.
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