TexMex Paletas

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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!

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The Texmex Paleta: (makes 1 popsicle)

Ingredients

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

For Garnish:

kosher salt + red chili flakes
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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!

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11 Comments

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    Minty
    May 11, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Haven’t had a chance to read this one yet but I’ve always loved frozen beans so I’ll bookmark it!! Love the blog so far… Phyllis, I wish I had a sister like you (instead of my stupid sister Deborra)

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    Carol M
    May 11, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    As a vegan these popsicles totally appeal to me! I love the idea of being refreshed without worrying about calories.

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    Sienna
    May 11, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Hmm would it be possible to use pinto instead of black beans? Looks delicious 🙂
    Thanks!

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      Phyllis
      May 13, 2016 at 11:06 am

      Hello Sienna, glad you asked! I would not recommend Pinto, their texture changes while they thaw so the popsicle ends up a bit too gooey for my taste. If you want an alternative to black beans try three tablespoons of uncooked lentils soaked in white wine vinegar- super delicious and still high in protein.

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    Kassie
    May 12, 2016 at 8:44 am

    *cue my excited face* YAASSSS! This is the post I’ve been waiting for :D. Those savory paletas look awe-mazing. Thought: If someone doesn’t want to go out and try to find all the ingredients, Guisados in DTLA has yummy vegan tacos on their menu that you could just freeze. PERF for when I’m craving tacos but can’t bare the idea of eating hot food in the terrible California heat. Gracias!

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    Kelly
    May 19, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    LOVE IT! They are so bright and fun! It’s like cinco de mayo in a Popsicle! Hah! Can I make a quick recommendation? Shout out to TJ’s for yet again making something I can’t resist!! Trader Joes Organic Fire Roasted frozen corn. It’s the only non GMO, organic corn I can find and it adds a fiery grill taste that is just SO GOOD. Love the chili flakes garnish.

    Love & Smiles,

    Kelly

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    Megyn
    May 19, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    OMG 30 lbs, Primrose you must be kidding! You’re so thin and beautiful now (hate you jk love you gurl)
    Please post more fashion things soon! I need your style inspo RN lol

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    Carmenita Anjelica
    May 23, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    These bring back memories; just like my Abuela used to make for me when I visited her is San Filipe, BC as a child. My favorite version included jicama, chipotle chilies, pureed menudo, and toamatillas. Not as colorful as yours, but muy delicioso .

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    June 10, 2016 at 10:22 am

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    heather (delicious not gorgeous)
    May 30, 2017 at 11:52 am

    whoaaaa. would have never thought to do this! but i love how colorful and textured all of the layers are, and i think they’d be fun to try for summer.

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    Shannon
    June 5, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Oh my goodness! These are so creative & stunning! They photograph so well too. What a fun idea for summer, especially by the pool! xx Shannon || http://www.champagneatshannons.com

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