Here's a great healthy sunny afternoon treat that takes only two ingredients, less than five minutes to prep, and (patience needed) a little freezing time.
1 pint of organic strawberries
1 small handful of basil leaves (5-10 leaves)
Strawberries are rich in Vitamin C, antioxidants, and full of fiber. These treats have under 50 calories and will have your taste-buds dancing while you soak up the summa-time sun.
Grab your popsicle mold & measure how much liquid one of the popsicle molds holds and multiply that with how many molds you have. Example: one single mold of mine held 4 oz fluid. i had 4 molds, so i had to make sure i had 16oz total for the molds. One pint of strawberries produced a little more than 16oz of fluid.....enough to make a cocktail out of the remainder (though i did not do this, my girlfriend suggested adding vodka for an incredibly fresh summer cocktail. ;)
Hull a pint of strawberries, wash, and toss into your blender. Blend until pureed lightly. Add a few leaves of basil (5-10 depending how strong you want the basil flavor). Pulse into the blend. You should have what looks like a thick smoothie.
|this is the amount i had left after i poured my molds|
Pour this into your molds, cap, and freeze until done.
Simple as that. Enjoy under the sun with a smile upon your lips.