With bikini season around the corner, we’ve found ourselves replacing more and more meals with popsicles. They’re fresh, quick, healthy, and get us so excited for summer.
Traditional fruit and booze popsicles have long been a Geulasse family favorite; I remember learning how much tequila would prevent our margarita popsicles from freezing before I knew how to make toast or pour cereal! But let’s face it, all that sugar in traditional popsicles does nothing for our waistlines, and this is not the season to take chances with empty calories. So we’ve come up with some slenderizing popsicle recipes that are not only quick and easy to put together, they’ll totally help you shed those stubborn 30 lbs before summertime next month.
First up in this series is my personal favorite: The Texmex Paleta. It’s perfect for taco Tuesday, when cravings for greasy Mexican food are at an all time high. Click through for the recipe!
The Texmex Paleta: (makes 1 popsicle)
2 teaspoons black black beans, divided.
1 tablespoon frozen corn
1/4 roma tomato, cubed
4-6 cilantro leaves (optional)
1 slice jalepeno
3 tortilla chips, crushed
water, to taste
kosher salt + red chili flakes
These popsicles are less than 100 calories each and thanks to the beans, there’s enough protein in one of them to pass as a complete meal! Amazing, right? I can’t wait to share more of our popsicle series with you, there really is just so much you can do with a popsicle tray and your imagination!