Kiwi White Wine Popsicles

You know global warming is real when it’s 39 degrees in the first week of April. It’s literally a free sauna out there. I love summers but this is unusual even for me. Anyway, now that we have discussed the weather and maybe cribbed about it (just a little bit), I got you covered for this scorching heat! 😀 If you’re in Delhi, I don’t have to sell you these. You practically need them. If you’re not in Delhi, well, you still need them 😛 I mean fruit + booze on a stick, come on! Why wouldn’t you?!

Unfortunately, I’m yet to master the art of shooting ice creams, sorbets and popsicles. Hence, all I have is this one picture where the Delhi sun hadn’t worked it’s magic just as yet. Sorry guys 😥 Although I promise, the popsicles would make up for that, hehe. Maybe they could be on your next Sunday brunch menu. Hope you have a happy and a boozy dayy! ❤

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Recipe adaptation: Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine

Makes: 6-8 popsicles

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe kiwis
  • 1-2 tbsp organic honey/ maple syrup if vegan
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup water

 

Method

  • Peel kiwis and puree in a blender until smooth. I like a few chunks in my popsicles so I let a few chunks be. Stir in the honey and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Mix in the white wine and water and give it a good whisk. You can add an extra 1/4 cup of white wine if you would like a more boozy popsicle. Also, feel free to add in more honey if not sweet enough for you. (Remember: the flavours will not be as strong once frozen.)
  • Pour into popsicle moulds, leaving a bit of headspace for expansion on freezing. Freeze overnight.
  • To remove from the moulds, run warm (not hot) water over the moulds and gently pull out the sticks in corkscrew motion. Enjoy!

 

 

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Peanut Butter & Cacao Energy Bites

So I’ve been really getting my sweet cravings lately. Like literally after every meal. That’s quite unusual for me since I don’t essentially have a sweet tooth. But I ALWAYS look at the dessert menu first lol. I’m one of those people who are excited about desserts from the start of a meal but by the time you actually come to the desserts portion, you are too full. Does it happen with any of you? Or maybe I’m the only weirdo haha 😛

Energy bites are definitely the best thing ever! They are light, yet filling and definitely do the trick of satisfying your sweet cravings without burdening your waistline. No extra 20 minutes on the treadmill for these guys, woohoo! I love how quick these are to put together and you don’t have to be a culinary mastermind to make them. Just throw everything into one bowl and give it a good stir. Tadaaa! Energy bites are super versatile and you can literally make them in any flavor. I went with the classic peanut butter-cacao combination because well, I was craving peanut butter. (Seeee you don’t have to deprive yourself of the food you like because of a healthy lifestyle). There is a lot of goodness packed into one bite here. You get your protein dose from peanut butter and oats. Oats are also a high source of fiber. Cacao are great anti-oxidants and flax seeds are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Bottom line: they are damn good! 😀

Peanut butter cacao balls

Peanut butter energy bites

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Makes: 12 balls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup flax seed meal
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp coffee powder
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp honey / maple syrup if vegan

 

Method

  • In a medium bowl, add the oats, flax seed meal, cacao powder and coffee powder. Mix well.
  • Add the peanut butter and honey/ maple syrup and mix well until everything comes together. Form 1″ balls. You could also make bars out of them. Refrigerate until use.

 

 

 

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