Summer is upon us and it’s time to whip out the popsicle recipes! I’ve always loved making popsicles and ever since we bought the Zoku Quick Pop Maker (Amazon affiliate link), I’ve been making them more often. Made too much fruit smoothie? Pour it in the Zoku! Have leftover coffee? In the Zoku it goes! Since the machine is so small, we always put it back into the freezer after it’s been washed. This way we can make popsicles all the time.
Lately I’ve been having coconuts on my mind. You know Summer = coconuts! Makes sense to me…lol. Well if you have coconuts on your mind and love matcha, you’ll love my Coconut Matcha Popsicles! These pops are vegan, low calorie (only 36 calories each), low carb, and they even give you a little caffeine kick.
Ingredients: 2 TBSP Two Hills Tea Matcha Coconut Latte, 2 TBSP Trader Joe’s Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar, 1 TBSP Let’s Do Organic Shredded Coconut (Amazon affiliate link), and 1 3/4 cups of So Delicious Unsweetened Organic Coconut Milk.
Every time our Los Angeles weather gets cooler, I start dreaming of Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte. The warm milky latte with just the right amount of pumpkin flavor, sweet whipped cream, all combined to make a dreamy delight that I crave. Every year I’d race to Starbucks, spend $5 for a Grande, and lose almost 400 calories for the day. I knew I had to figure out how to make the drink at home and I think I’ve cracked the Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte code. Ok, mine doesn’t have the whipped cream (ahhhhhhhhh!!!!), but I could definitely add it, if I wanted to make this drink extra special. My recipe is about 56 calories, sugar free, low carb (use heavy cream instead of the whole milk if you want it to be even lower carb) and you’re going to LOVE it.
First you have to get some Torani Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice syrup (Amazon affiliate link) and a pumpkin spice flavored coffee. I purchased both of these at Cost Plus World Market (one of my all-time favorite stores) but you can find the syrup on Amazon. I think you can get away with using regular coffee, but the World Market Caramel Pumpkin Pie Coffee has a great flavor. The caramel taste really adds to the overall drink. I have tried to recreate this drink with Dunkin’ Donuts Pumpkin Spice coffee and I just didn’t love it.
The flaxseed minute muffin is something I always crave after I’ve had a few really unhealthy meals. Being on vacation mode on and off for the last couple of months, means that I’ve had more than my fair share of unhealthy vacation food lol. If you’re trying to cut your carb intake, following the paleo diet, gluten free, or if you just have a craving for bread, this is a great choice for you. After all… it really only takes a minute and a half in the microwave and you get a delicious bread that’s soft, satisfying, and healthy.
Ingredients: 3 Tbl ground flax seed meal, 1 tsp coconut oil, 1 tsp baking powder, and 1 egg.