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Honey Nectarine Smoothie Pops

July 21, 2009

Smoothie pop

Before I proceed with the recipe, I’d like to apologize to my regular readers (all twelve of you) for my extended absence. A four-week intensive statistics class combined with searing heat sapped my will to cook and, even more so, my desire to test new recipes. What with all the math and the climbing temperatures it was all I could do not to subsist on a steady diet of pizza and ice cream.

The statistics over and done with but the heat still overwhelming, I present you with a recipe that requires no cooking whatsoever and takes only a few minutes to prepare. These smoothie pops have a nice balance between creamy and icy, tangy and sweet, and will provide you with a low-calorie, healthy treat that you can snack on throughout these summer days without feeling guilty.

You’ll need a blender (regular or immersion) and a freezer pop tray to make these smoothie pops. The recipe yields eight pops.

Honey Nectarine Smoothie Pops

4 ripe nectarines, cut into pieces
2 cups kefir
1-2 tablespoons honey, depending on the sweetness of your nectarines

1. Blend ingredients together until smooth.

2. Carefully pour the mixture into the freezer pop molds and replace the sticks. Freeze overnight or for 6-8 hours, until solid. To unmold, briefly run the molds under hot running water.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. LISSER permalink
    July 21, 2009 8:48 pm

    what is kefir?

    • secretnatasha permalink*
      July 22, 2009 2:33 am

      Kefir is a probiotic fermented milk product that’s a lot like yogurt, though it’s thinner than yogurt and has a slightly different taste. You can make it at home with kefir grains or buy it in the dairy section of most natural foods stores. If you can’t get your hands on kefir, yogurt would work here – the mix would just be slightly thicker.

  2. July 21, 2009 9:04 pm

    These look great! I have never made popcicles before but it looks easy enough.

  3. July 21, 2009 10:21 pm

    statistics classes have a tendency to zap just about everything! i failed not one, but TWO of those classes back when i was in college. lol…

    These look beautiful, though. I have been meaning to try something like this. Great idea!

  4. July 22, 2009 12:53 am

    You’re a genius! I’ve made fruit popsicles and smoothies but I clearly wouldnt have been smart enough to merge the two on my own. Thanks for the idea!

  5. July 22, 2009 5:12 am

    Those look so yummy! I may need to pick up some kefir grains 🙂 Or just some kefir.

  6. kissmyspatula permalink
    August 4, 2009 4:24 am

    how refreshing! with 103 degree days last week, i could have used one of these beauties!

  7. rubybastille permalink
    August 8, 2009 4:02 pm

    Wow, those look amazing! And they count as a fruit serving, too!

  8. Sara permalink
    July 25, 2010 11:49 pm

    I just made these; turned out awesome! Thanks. 😀

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