Wednesday, June 13, 2012

No Sugar added "Limber de Coco" (Coconut Cream Pops) + More

Checkout my breakfast this morning, Chobani, bananas, blueberries, carob chips, dehydrated dates, & Kashi Go Lean cereal.  It was delish, I have been craving sweets all week...

After having the rest of my rhubarb crisp as a snack earlier, I was not hungry at all for lunch.  I went ahead and did my PM Element Yoga, and had a green smoothie after that, as my lunch/post workout meal.  I made it with: 1 cup of coffee, 1 cup of unsweetened chocolate Almond Breeze, spirulina, wheat grass, perfect fit protein, 1/2 of a banana, a handful of frozen berries, ice, liquid stevia & cinnamon.  No photo, next time!

Limbers! Christian was in the mood for a treat he craves every now and then.  If you grew up in Puerto Rico you know all about "limbers".  We all had them as kids because someone in your neighborhood sold them for .25 to .50 each.  I had them everyday as a child, and now Christian loves them!  You can find them at gas stations now all over the Island!  Our favorite is the "limber de coco" (Coconut Cream.)
 (My sisters & I with limbers 5 years ago in PR)

Limbers are typically made with local fruit. It is the puertorican Popsicle, sold in a clear Dixie cup (like picture above.)  It is the perfect treat for the summer time or all year round in Puerto Rico!  Limbers were a food group for me growing up, LOL, and I want my son to have some of those unforgettable puertorican traditions I had as a child too.

A typical "limber de Coco" is made with evaporated milk, coconut milk, and cane sugar.  I wanted to make a figure friendly & Sugar Free version of it.

What I used:
1/2 cup of Chobani plain greek yogurt
1 cup of Almond Breeze unsweetened coconut milk
1 egg yolk (optional)
6 organic dates (diced)
1 tbs. of vanilla extract
1 t. of cinnamon
1/2 cup of Red Mills unsweetened shredded coconut

Mix all the ingredients in a Blender.  Place in Popsicle trays, ice cube trays or small clear plastic cups.   Freeze over night & enjoy!

All of this PR talk is making me miss the island.  The weather in Alaska lately, makes me wish I was in Puerto Rico for the summer!  Here are some of my favorite Puertorican treats...

 "Mofongo de Camarones" (Mashed Plantain Stuffed with Shrimp)

"Piraguas" Cart (Shaved Ice)
& Beaches

OOOOH!  As for the rest of my workout today...This morning I did Insanity's Pure Cardio and a 15 min interval on my TM:

Interval:
2 mins @ level 4
1 mins @ level 6.5
2 mins @ level 8

Repeat 3 times. ;o)

We have plans to go play volleyball for a couple of hours tonight which I'm counting as part of my afternoon workout!

I hope everyone is having a great Wednesday!

2 comments:

  1. From PR to Alaska? Wow, culture shock I bet! My neighbor sold us limbers when I was a kid - coco was my fav! Now I'm craving some monfongo too!

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    1. We moved to AK from FL... I was born in Ponce, PR but moved to FL when I was 14yrs old. It is still a pretty big change! I do love summers in AK! ;o) LOL Sorry, a Mofongo de camarones sounds really good to me too! I'm working on a healthier version of it! YUM!

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