Well, that was weird. I didn’t mean to take such a long vacation from healthy
eating blogging. I promise I haven’t been eating junk the entire time I’ve been gone. I’ve simply been feeling uninspired in the kitchen. Does warm weather ever do that to you? Truth be told, I might not even have a recipe for you today if it weren’t for a friend’s Facebook status yesterday. It’s true, she wrote, “Will someone PLEASE make a popsicle that has vitamins and protein but still tastes good? Because it’s so stinkin’ hot that all I want to eat are popsicles,” and I took it as a personal challenge.
My very first thought, for a protein rich popsicle, was custard. And I don’t mean anything complicated like actually making a custard and then freezing it, but rather that the concept behind a custard be present.
And, so, I slowly whisked 2 cups of scaled skim milk
into four cold and beaten eggs
. I added 2 tablespoons of sugar (I added two for the kids, but would probably have only added one for myself)
and whisked constantly over medium high heat until the mixture reached a low boil. Then, I quickly removed the mixture from the heat and added 1 tablespoon of molasses, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of vanilla
I blended the mixture thoroughly with 3 bananas, 1 cup of plain yogurt and 1 tablespoon of cocoa
. The blended liquid was frothy, at first, so I let it sit for about ten minutes (and scooped the remaining froth from the top) before pouring it into the ice trays. I don’t have any fancy little popsicle makers (although they are now on my list), but I put a piece of foil over the tray to hold the popsicle sticks in place. And, well, it worked good enough for a practice run.
1 and 1/2 Thumbs…(Actually, he’s asked for about twenty of these today. I have no idea why he looks like he’s being tortured.)
2 very enthusiastic thumbs up!! We hope you’ll enjoy these with your kids!
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