It’s time again for The Secret Recipe Club. This month my assignment was to visit the blog of Natural Noshings and find something to make. I was surprised and happy to get Nora’s blog. She was an orphan from last months blog hop, and I’m super happy to be the one to make sure it doesn’t happen again this month.
Nora is a self-described active, twenty-something “foodie” with a passion for nutrition and eating natural, real food — nothing too fussy, over-processed or complicated. Sounds good to me! I try to follow the same guidelines in my cooking, which isn’t easy when you have a family of junk food junkies. : )
What with trying to find healthier sweets for my family, and the 4th of July coming up, I found what I wanted to make right away when I came across Nora’s recipe for Red White and Blue Popsicles. These treats are as fun to look at, as they are to eat. The healthier aspect of it is what really won me over though. No need to feel guilty when someone grabs one of these treats out of the freezer on a hot Summer day.
Of course I cant ever leave things well enough alone, and I did tweak the recipe to suit my families taste. I blended the fruit instead of leaving it whole, so it would look more 4th of July colorful, as well as more like an actual popsicle you would get from the store. (My family can be so picky sometimes!) I also added some greek yogurt to them, one for the added punch of dairy and protein, and also for a more “white” look in the color mix.
These turned out pretty and delicious, and will become a regular treat item in our household this Summer.