While the drive out to the East End can seem daunting and at times neverending, one thing that I have always found to ease the anxiety that develops along route 27 are the amazing farm stands that await during the summer months.
These farm-stands offer some of the freshest produce and once the corn and tomatoes are in season you can almost stop there instead of at a candy store. It is inevitable, you will have to get out and stretch your legs because not all of us can take “Blade” out east, but you will find yourself shopping out of hunger and leaving the farmstand with fruits and vegetables that you don’t even know how to prepare! Which is always fun and adventurous in the kitchen. TO help, here is a great healthy, guiltless frozen treat recipe to kick off summer that I love to make from the fresh fruit that I buy on my way out East!
- 1. 1/4 of a large watermelon
- 1 peach
- 1 nectarine
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut (separated)
- High-powered blender or Vitamix
- Popsicle molds
Instrustions: On a cutting board, dice watermelon, peach, and nectarine into cubes and put in blender/Vitamix.
Add blueberries, chia seeds, and 1 tablespoon coconut into the Vitamix. Then, blend on high for a minute.
Pour the blended fruit into the popsicle molds. (Any popsicle molds will do, amazon.com has some good options fyi!)Place the wooden popsicle sticks into the middle of the molds and place into the freezer upright for about four hours.
About two hours into the freezing process, sprinkle remaining coconut shreds onto the edges of the pops. Remove the frozen treats and enjoy your cooling summer treat!
One Healthy Breakdown: the tastiest way to cool off and get your omega-3′s too!
For the full lowdown on this recipe, check out Marissa’s blog post on OneHealthyHamptons.com.
Words and recipe by Marisa Hochberg