Tag: Almond Breeze

Peaches and Cream Popsicles

There’s nothing like eating a sweet, juicy, ripe peach on a hot summer day – but these peaches and cream popsicles made with yogurt, almond milk and almond extract make a wonderful treat on a hot day like today.

It’s in the nineties today, the kind of day where you want to either sit in front of the air conditioner and never leave the house, or swim in the pool all day – we opted for the latter.

I’ve been thinking about making a peach dessert combined with almond extract – because I love the smell of my peach-almond facial scrub, so I came up with this easy dessert using really ripe sweet peaches, unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze[1] almond milk and almond extract – delish! And by the way, Almond Breeze now comes in single size servings and is hosting a giveaway on Skinny Bits[2]. Click here[3] for a chance to win.

I used raw sugar to sweeten these, but you could sweeten them with stevia or whichever sweetener you prefer. My star shaped ice pop mold[4], which you can find on Amazon makes 4 oz popsicles, so depending on the size of your popsicle mold, you may get different amounts. 

Peaches and Cream Popsicles
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 6  • Size: 1 popsicle  • Old Points: 2 pts • Weight Watcher Points+: 2 pt
Calories: 78 • Fat: 0.5 g • Carb: 17 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 2 g • Sugar: 16.5 g
Sodium: 59 mg (without salt) • Cholest: 1.3 mg

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium peaches
  • 1/2 cup 2% Chobani Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup sugar (I used raw, or your favorite sweetner)
  • 1/3 cup Almond Breeze vanilla unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine salt

Directions:

Halve and pit the peaches. Cut the peach halves into 1/4-inch dice until you have 1 cup. Place the diced peaches in a bowl; set aside.

Cut the remaining peaches into rough 1-inch chunks and place in the blender. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth, scrape down the sides of the blender as needed. Pour the mixture into the bowl with the diced peaches and mix to combine.

Divide the mixture evenly into the popsicle molds, or disposable small plastic cups. Insert the sticks and freeze until solid, at least 5 to 6 hours.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze[5].
I only share products I use in my own kitchen
on a daily basis. I created this recipe and received compensation to do
so.

References

  1. ^ Almond Breeze (almondbreeze.com)
  2. ^ Skinny Bits (www.skinny-bits.com)
  3. ^ Click here (www.skinny-bits.com)
  4. ^ star shaped ice pop mold (www.amazon.com)
  5. ^ Blue Diamond Almond Breeze (almondbreeze.com)

Matcha Green Tea Shots

These healthy energy shots give you a BLAST of antioxidants, the perfect afternoon pick-me-up for a healthy Happy Hour!

I’m in love with Matcha[1], not just because of the antioxidants, or because it has two amino acids (theophylline and L-theanine) which have both an energizing and calming effect (which explains why Buddhist monks have been drinking Matcha for centuries!)

I really just love the taste of Matcha[2], more than I enjoy drinking a regular cup of green tea. Because it’s a fine powder form of the tea leaf, it quickly dissolves in anything you put it in, hot or cold, so if I want to drink it cold, I just mix it in – no heating required!

This is so easy, and takes just 1 minute to make. I combine sweetened vanilla Almond Breeze[3] almond milk and Matcha powder – then shake, shake, shake! That’s it! You could even use unsweetened almond milk and a few drops of stevia.

For a quick afternoon pick me up, rather than reaching for a cup of coffee (which I prefer to drink in the mornings) I go for Matcha instead. It’s the perfect pick me up without the jitters.

Matcha Green Tea Shots
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 2 • Size: 2 shots (4 oz)  • Old Pts: 1 • WW Points+: 2 pt
Calories: 55 • Fat: 2 g • Carb: 10 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 1 g • Sugar: 9 g
Sodium: 76 mg • Cholest: 0 mg

Ingredients:

Directions:

Combine the almond milk with the Matcha powder and place in a martini shaker. Shake, shake, shake (shake really good to dissolve the powder) and pour into 4 shot glasses.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze[4].
I only share products I use in my own kitchen
on a daily basis. I created this recipe and received compensation to do
so.

References

  1. ^ Matcha (www.amazon.com)
  2. ^ Matcha (www.amazon.com)
  3. ^ Almond Breeze (almondbreeze.com)
  4. ^ Blue Diamond Almond Breeze (almondbreeze.com)

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Superfood PB Banana and Cacao Green Smoothie

Whenever I go to my local health food store, I like to challenge myself and purchase something I’ve never tried before. Last week I bought a small bag of raw cacao nibs which come from the bean of the cacao plant and is rich in antioxidants, fiber and magnesium. What I was expecting when I opened the package was the bitter taste when I put a spoonful in my mouth. But after asking around on Instagram[1] I got tons of great feedback and ideas. I realized if you combine them with something sweet, the bitterness subsides and tastes like rich dark chocolate.

I’ve been playing around with them all week and decided to try them in my smoothie. Here, I combined almond milk, peanut butter, a really ripe banana with a few drops of stevia along with a handful of spinach. Aside from all the health benefits associated with raw cacao which you can read more about here[2], this tasted great and was very satisfying.

Superfood PB Banana and Cacao Green Smoothie
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 1 • Size: 1 smoothie • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 188 • Fat: 11.5 g • Carb: 21 g • Fiber: 6.5 g • Protein: 6 g • Sugar: 8.5 g
Sodium: 210 mg  • Cholesterol: 0 g

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I used Almond Breeze[3])
  • 1 loose cup baby spinach
  • 2 teaspoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 frozen ripe banana
  • 1/3 oz (heaping tablespoon) cacao nibs (I used Navitas[4])
  • 1 cup ice
  • (optional) a few drops liquid stevia

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze[5].
I only share products I am passionate about and use in my own kitchen
on a daily basis. I created this recipe and received compensation to do
so.

References

  1. ^ Instagram (instagram.com)
  2. ^ here (www.huffingtonpost.ca)
  3. ^ Almond Breeze (almondbreeze.com)
  4. ^ Navitas (navitasnaturals.com)
  5. ^ Blue Diamond Almond Breeze (almondbreeze.com)

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