An excuse to create frozen treats, sip margaritas by the pool and whip out my super soaker on unsuspecting family members at BBQ's. Of course you are rewarded after taking my water balloons to the face or being tackled into the pool. Now that the warm weather is finally here, the mischevious part of me starts itching, which means apology recipe overload.
With one batch of peaches I was able to make two refreshing and low calorie treats. The first one I can share with you today, and the second one you'll just have to wait until next time.
This recipe was a lot of fun to make. Since my ugly popsicle molds are so last year, I thought I'd place the mixture in a muffin tin since I don't have small plastic cups. Popsicle sticks? Try some old take out chopsticks most of us have hidden in kitchen drawers. The orange tip? A little peach treat recipe I will happily share next time. You might think the flavor combinations is odd, but it works well.
Speaking of weird/good, I was listening to one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE BANDS, TENACIOUS D as I edited photos and heard one of their new singles, low hanging fruit. I laughed harder than I have at any other music video in YEARS. But I must warn you, it is slightly inappropriate. So if you offend easily, wait, if you offend easily, why on Earth would you be here? ;) Take a look if you'd like, I sure got a kick out of it. Especially that peaches got some great cameos, you might not look at fruit the same way.
Low Hangin' Fruit by Tenacious D (Jack Black & Kyle Gass)
I only made two popsicles and used the rest for another recipe, so the crumble is only for two pops. You can make 6-8 popsicles, just increase the crumble recipe accordingly.
Crunchy Chocolate Quinoa Peach Pops
Nutrition Facts (per pop)
2.8 grams of fat
30 grams of carbs
2.5 grams of fiber
2.5 grams of protein
12.4% vitamin C
11.8% vitamin A
Crunchy Quinoa Peach Pops
Chocolate Quinoa Crumble
Take a muffin tin and add a thin layer of quinoa crumble to the bottom of each. Pour the peach puree over the top until almost full. Sprinkle some more crumble over the top. Add popsicle sticks, freeze for 4-6 hours or overnight.
To remove: Place underside of muffin tin under running warm water while twisting the popsicle until it's loose.
9 peaches, peeled, deseeded and chopped
1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon
2 tablespoons of honey
Water (just enough to cover peaches)
Bring all ingredients together in a large pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for about ten minutes.
Place mixture in a blender, puree until smooth. Pass through a fine mesh strainer.
Chocolate Quinoa Crackers
4 tablespoons of cooked quinoa
1 tablespoon of semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
1 teaspoon of packed brown sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a very small bowl combine all ingredients, microwave for two minutes, mix well.
Spread mixture onto a sheet pan, about a 1/2 inch thick, place in oven for about 10 minutes until the quinoa is slightly crisp. Remove from oven, allow to cool. Crumble.