Well now that I’m back from Ohio, it’s time for the fourth of July festivities to begin. Before I talk about fourth of July and the nummy recipe I made, I wanna let you know a little about my trip:
First, on the way there we decided to stop in Chicago. Dumb me, in my head I was like “yeah, it’ll be so easy to just make a quick stop, walk around a bit, and eat some food.” Kind of forgot about the whole traffic thing, and that you can’t just do things quickly in a big city, like Chicago. That ended up basically being me paying seventeen dollars to park and take a selfie in the bean, and then leave to sit in more traffic.
While we were in Ohio, we hung out, lived as the Ohio people live. I fed a bird, explored a cave, ate ice cream 4 days in a row, got some delicious chocolate from a candy store where they feed you more samples than the amount of chocolate you actually end up buying, and it was pretty great. It was nice for him to be able to see his family, and just spend sometime somewhere other than at home.
On the way back we took our time, stopped to pee a few time, saw some of indianapolis which was a way cuter city than I expected, at least where we Ohio, along with some other cute little towns I never knew existed. Like,who knew Dubuque, IA was a pretty sweet place. As we left Dubuque, the sun was beginning to set. Driving through the Wisconsin country valley during sunset was the most beautiful Wisconsin sunset I had seen. Vibrant pinks and purple, and pure cotton candy clouds.
Now for fourth of july, we are heading to my parents to float down the river, hang by the pool, and watch some fireworks. Another thing I forgot to mention is SNACKS! I made a huge batch of granola (recipe on Facebook) which everyone seemed to love, made some plantain chips, got a few epic bars, and a bar a dark chocolate. The dark chocolate I didn’t really eat while we were there because I had ice cream, and more chocolate, but I like to have that for if other are having dessert that I don’t want to eat, then I can still have something too! The other things were really nice because there was a couple times I didn’t want to eat pizza, or a donut at the coffee shop so the granola was win!
Any who, Fourth of July, a day where we typically spend lots of time in the sun. Remember when you’d always get bomb pops as kid? Those were pretty good, but I used to love those fruit pop you could buy that said they were made from real fruit. This is a combo of both! I love to leave mine extra chunky, so as your eating, you get nice big bites of fruit, but if you would rather just have a puree and no fruit, just keep on blending, and add a little extra coconut water. Kids, and adults can enjoy these to cool off, and it makes for a fun and healthy treat during the holiday!
1 Cup Red Berries
1 Cup Coconut Cream
1 Cup Blueberries or Blackberries (blackberries wont be as blue)
1 Can Coconut water
In a blender, puree each fruit separately with a small amount of the coconut water added.
Option: Leave the mixture chunky, so you get some full fruit bites as you are eating.
Pour red berries 1/3 way into mold; freeze enough so it’s fairly solid on top.
Repeat with white layer, and add in Popsicle stick.
Top off with blue layer.
Freeze completely, and enjoy!
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