I have been saying for the longest time that I needed to buy a spiralizer. The idea of making zoodles or making sweet potato chips fast and with minimal work appealed to me. I could make the boys healthy snacks without hours of baking. Perfect for summertime. I researched and finally bought my spiralizer and set out to find recipes of fun things to make with it. Inspiralized: Turn Vegetables into Healthy, Creative, Satisfying Meals was the most recommended recipe book, and as soon as I made the Blueberry Pear Ice Pops I knew why.
Inspiralized is full of great recipes for salads, main courses, desserts, and more. The full color photos are my favorite part; I enjoy seeing what something I am trying to make for the first time is supposed to look like. I had no idea so many different things could be made using my spiralizer. I never would have thought to make desserts, and without finding this cookbook I probably never would have branched out to spiralize anything other than zucchini, butternut squash or sweet potatoes. Never would I have thought to spiralize pears.
In New Jersey we tend to have summer and winter. We are supposed to have spring and fall, but both of those seasons show up and disappear in a weeks time. This popsicle recipe came right on time. Jacob has been eating these as fast as I have been making them. I blend them all up in my Nutribullet, and make sure there is a little extra I keep out of the molds for him to drink. He loves his smoothies and his smoothie pops. Even Michael managed to steal one when the big kids weren’t looking…
- 1 cup vanilla nonfat Greek Yogurt
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 2 ripe pears, peeled, spiralized
- Place the yogurt, blueberries and honey in a food processor and pulse until creamy. Trim the pear noodles so that they are no more than 3 or 4 inches long.
- For each ice pop mold, put in a thin layer of pear noodles and then cover with some blueberry filling. Add another thin layer of pear noodles, pushing the noodles down into the yogurt mixture.
- Insert the ice pop sticks and freeze for at least 8 hours. To release the ice pops from the mold, very briefly run the mold under hot water.