Healthy Lemon popsicles

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Healthy Lemon Popsicles

The summer days are still so hot around here! I love lemon and citrus things and this popsicle full of healthy benefits is quite the special treat!! Hope you enjoy it!


INGREDIENTS

1 cup of plain coconut yogurt

2 Tbs fresh lemon juice ( more if you want a stronger lemon flavor) 

2 Tbs of honey

1 Tbs fresh grated ginger

2 Tsp grated lemon zest

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp ground turmeric


DIRECTIONS

Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender until smooth, pour into popsicle molds.

Freeze overnight and enjoy! 

Makes approximately 2 popsicles

This recipe can also be enjoyed as a smoothie! Just add 1 cup of ice cubes and blend with all the other ingredients. Enjoy immediately.

Some of the benefits you might enjoy! 

Turmeric- anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant 

Ginger- anti-bacterial, anti-nausea 

Honey- full of anti-oxidants (can help with allergies if you buy local honey) 

Lemons- Vitamin C, antiseptic, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial 

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4th of July Star Cookies

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4th of July Star Cookies 

The holiday is fast approaching! This is a fun easy cookie to make that is delicious and can almost be labeled as healthy too!! Try it out and let me know what you think!


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Ingredients for Cookie

WET

1 cup coconut oil (room temperature)

1/2 cup of juice from 1 can of garbanzo beans ( called aquafaba) 

1.5 tsp vanilla ( clear) 

Pinch of salt


DRY

1 Cup of sugar 

2 tsp baking powder 

3.5 cups of  flour 

Ingredients for Frosting & toppings

1 container of Tofutti cream cheese

1 Cup powdered sugar ( more if you’d like it sweeter) 

2 tsp vanilla extract 

Blueberries 

Sliced strawberries 


Directions: 

 Cookie

  1. Cream sugar and oil together with hand mixer until smooth, then add garbanzo liquid and vanilla. Mix together. 

  2. In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients together. 

  3. Slowly pour dry ingredients into wet and mix until dough is blended and can be rolled into a ball. 

  4. Dust surface with flower and roll out  ( If too wet add a bit more flour, and if needed chill in fridge for 5 minutes. Coconut oil can get slippery if too warm) 

  5. Roll out and dust with flower before cutting cookie. 

  6. Use desired cookie cutter shape. 

  7. Preheat oven to 350. 

  8. Place cookies on cookie sheet  and bake exactly 10 minutes. Do not cook longer. Cookies will not brown and will be slightly soft still when removed from oven. They will harden when cooled. Place on rack to dry.

Frosting

1.  Mix β€œcream cheese” , sugar, and vanilla in mixer. Use knife to spread frosting onto cooled cookies.  Add sliced strawberries and blueberries! SERVE!! 

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I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! Let me know if you make them. It’s a great recipe to vary as well! You can add lemon zest and juice to make a delicious lemon shortbread cookie! Almond extract and things like cinnamon and such make it all sorts of yummy too so try it out and let me know!

xoxo, Annette

Sugar Cookie Recipe

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