16 Jul Ginger Peach and Kefir Popsicles
I received free samples of Libby’s Fruits & Vegetables mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Libby’s Fruits & Vegetables and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
It’s like clockwork.
The instant the temperature reads over 90º, I ask myself “Why do I live here?” It’s a question I’ve asked at least 2 million times. When the temperature creeps into the 100’s, it’s unbearable.
As I get older, the heat is becoming harder to deal with–a tough fact to admit. It’s hard to believe that it was common place for me to endure HITT workouts 3 times a week–OUTSIDE- as recently as 2 years ago. I just can’t do it anymore. These days, you’ll find me doing early morning walks with the dogs, swimming laps or in the yoga studio (thanks in part to the back injury sustained in late 2016).
How to Deal with the Heat
Ask anyone in Dallas or anywhere that has exceedingly high temperatures how they deal with the heat and you’ll get several stock answers:
- Stay inside
- Complain about it on social media or IRL.
- Leave the city and go elsewhere.
- Eat popsicles
Sometimes popsicles alone -or maybe with a piece of fruit or cheese–suffice as dinner. It’s an easy way to cool down and feel refreshed at the same time. We popsicle up a lot of ingredients at our house and it’s not uncommon to find a few varieties of homemade and store bought varieties in the freezer. These, however, are a very special variety.
Special how, you ask? These are made with Libby’s CANNED PEACHES! And, they are packed in pear juice of all things! Libby’s Fruits & Vegetables have been delivering high-quality, wholesome products to kitchens since its debut in 1868–so close to 150 years-a brand icon. Libby’s has a wide variety of shelf-stable, conveniently packed, nutritious and delicious fruit and vegetable products. They’re the perfect choice for busy families that need quick wholesome meals on the table without sacrificing flavor or nutrition.
These popsicles are also special in the fact that they contain the super trendy ingredients of kefir and ginger. Because I’m super trendy. I’m not trendy at all. I need Garanimals to get dressed. Yes, that’s how old I am. (and Krista, @Robinsbite intern, just asked me “What are Garanimals?”)
Peach Ginger and Kefir Popsicles
Makes 10 servings
1 (15 ounces) can Libby’s Yellow Cling Peach Slices (in pear juice)
3 tablespoons crystallized ginger
2¼ cups vanilla kefir
In a blender, puree together Libby’s peaches, crystallized ginger, and ½ cup kefir. Carefully pour halfway up popsicle molds and freeze upright for about 15 minutes.
Pour remaining kefir into each mold and freeze for at least 5 hours.
Here’s a great roundup/review on popsicle molds.
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