Sometimes things in life don’t go as planned. That’s when you need a dear trusted friend to step in and tell you like it is.
“You just need to freeze it,” said Maria as she pondered my berry mush that I had wanted to serve for dessert. With a couple of modifications, the new recipe, “The Berry Maria Frozen Treat,” was ready for primetime.
One of the ingredients that might be new to you is Acai powder. The Acai berry is one of the healthiest berries that you can find. They are extremely high in antioxidants which promote heart and skin health and have shown in studies to help prevent cancer. This berry has also been linked to everything from weight loss to boosting sex drive.
This popsicle is a great treat for anyone, especially kids. If you have trouble getting protein into them this is the perfect summer recipe. It is easy to make and no one could guess that there is tofu, of all things, inside.
The recipe makes six popsicles, depending upon the size of the molds. If you have leftover mixture use it to make a frozen slushy by adding a few handfuls of ice and popping it back in the blender.
1 cup of raspberries
1 cup of blueberries (keep a handful to drop into molds before freezing)
⅓ cup Agave Syrup
1 tablespoon of Acai powder
12 oz of silken tofu
1. Place silken tofu into blender and mix.
2. Add berries (keeping a handful of blueberries for step 3), Agave Syrup, and Acai powder and pulse until smooth.
3. Divide the mixture between six popsicle molds adding a whole blueberry or two along the way.
4. Freeze for 3-4 hours until frozen solid.
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