5/26/10

Shopping to Slim Your Waist and Wallet - May 26

I can't believe Memorial Day is this weekend!! With all the fresh produce on sale this week, I've been inspired to create some delicious fresh fruit popsicles. On sale this week: Peaches, Strawberries, Cherries, and Watermelon. Here are a few delicious popsicle recipes that are sure to keep you cool and slim this Memorial Day Weekend.

Strawberry Orange Mint Popsicles – Blend/puree 1 pound of fresh strawberries, 1 cup orange juice, and a few sprigs of mint in the blender. Poor into popsicle molds and freeze.



Creamy Peach Popsicles
2 cups non-fat or low-fat yogurt (plain or vanilla)
1 cup mashed peaches
1/2 cup skim milk
Sprinkle of sugar or splenda (based on your preference)
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Poor into popsicle molds. Sprinkle with cinnamon to garnish and freeze.

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Here's a few more for later this summer...
Pineapple Cinnamon Popsicles – Blend 3 cups of pineapple chunks, 1/2 cup of fresh orange juice, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon in blender. Poor into popsicle molds and freeze.


Honeydew Basil Popsicles – Blend 4 cups of honeydew melon cubes, 1/2 cup frozen lemonade (or squeeze fresh lemons and add water on your own), 1/2 cup chopped basil leaves. Poor into popsicle molds and freeze.

Have a fantastic popsicle recipe? I'd love for you to share it!

2 comments :

  1. Wow! Honeydew Basil Popsicles. I had never even heard of these. Plus I love the idea of adding fresh lemons. Where I live we don't have easy access to fresh lemons, so what I do is just go online (http://www.buy-lemons-online.com/ ) and order from growers that pick them right off the trees and ship them direct — a tip I learned from my cousin in North Dakota. This way I get fresh lemons picked from the tree without all the time sitting in cartons, trucks and warehouses.
    Candace

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  2. I'm so glad you love the popsicle recipe!
    It sounds like you may be too far to enjoy one of our Market Street stores. I hope you can visit us and view the beautiful produce we carry.
    I am continually impressed with the standards our produce manager sets. Our produce manager says "We strive to offer a wide variety of premium quality fruit and vegetables as fresh from the growing areas as possible. We buy direct from growers all over the country and deliver to our stores in a very short amount of time. Some items are delivered directly to the stores while others are only in our Distribution Center long enough to be put on trucks to our stores. We do not store our Produce in a warehouse until someone orders it. In general, It can't be any fresher unless you pick it yourself." Now that's fresh!
    Hope to see you in our stores some time.

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