Avocado, Lime, Banana, Coconut Yogurt Push Pops

Avocado Lime Banana Push Pops

Last week while shopping we found these adorable push pop molds and for $1.99 I couldn't resist.  They sat hidden below the sink for a week until I decided what to put in them.  As I mentioned in my Avocado, Lime, Banana Smoothie recipe, I have a love affair with all things avocado! We decided to spike the recipe we used yesterday with some shredded coconut for a little texture.  While I bought a bag of shredded coconut for this recipe; my daughter actually convinced me to buy a real coconut for her.  Have you ever tried to crack a coconut?  It's not as easy as it looks but thanks to a video I found on YouTube I learned a trick.  After I attempted and only got a drop or two of coconut milk, my husband proceeded to crack it open using a hammer just like in the video.  (How to crack open a coconut video)  We had fun showing her what was inside, sipping the milk, and munching on the meat.  Well worth the $2.00 I spent to show her where stuff comes from. Back to the push pops! ... [ Read More ]

Avocado, Lime, Banana Yogurt Smoothies

Avocado Lime Banana Smoothie

What could say summer more than a refreshing tropical smoothie?  I've always been an avocado junkie (seriously, I could live off these things) but my love was revitalized last week when I saw a friend of mine post a recipe about Tropical Avocado Popsicles.  They just looked absolutely delicious.  Today on my trip to the grocery store I filled my shopping cart with a few ingredients that I was craving; avocados, limes, bananas, and some Smooth & Creamy Vanilla Stonyfield yogurt.  My intention was to make some avocado push pops using some new molds we found at the store last week.  My daughter has been DYING to use them. My little chef wanted to help in the kitchen too so I let her add all the ingredients to the blender and control the buttons!  I love that she enjoys being in the kitchen with me.  After we filled up our 4 push pops (recipe coming tomorrow) she begged me to drink the leftovers!  Instead, we added a few more ingredients and made the mixture a little thicker for a ... [ Read More ]

Frozen Cranberry Dessert Recipe (with Stonyfield Yogurt Substitution)

frozen cranberry dessert recipe

As we prepare for Thanksgiving later this week I'm looking forward to one of my favorite holiday dishes; my Grandmother's frozen cranberry dessert.  This year I decided to swap out the sour cream with some healthier Stonyfield Greek yogurt. Did you know that you can substitute Stonyfield yogurt for sour cream, butter, mayonnaise, heavy cream, oil, and buttermilk?  Stonyfield Greek yogurt is fat free, lower in calories, organic and GMO-free.  With all the other indulgences on Thanksgiving it's nice to know that I'll be replacing some of the higher fat ingredients a more nutritious yogurt.  You can refer to the Stonyfiled Yogurt Substitution Guide to see the recommended amount of yogurt to substitute for your favorite ingredients. Frozen Cranberry Dessert Ingredients: 1 can whole cranberry sauce 1 small can crushed pineapple 1 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 bag mini marshmallows 1 cup Stonyfield Greek yogurt (plain) Directions: Combine all ingredients in a bowl until well ... [ Read More ]