They call this weekend the "unofficial" start of summer.
Damn that. I'm calling it. It's summer!
I mean after the winter we had? We deserve it. (Unless of course you don't like summer in which case...sorry...I love it so forgive my obnoxiousness over the next few months.)
Raise your hand if the highlight of your summer day as a kid was hearing the jingle of the ice cream truck? (Raises hand) Oh what a joyous sound that was! The first faint sounds were my signal to beg my mother (in the most annoying voice possible) for a few coins so that I could partake in my all-time favorite summer treat: Orange Creamsicles.
Today, I still eat Orange Creamsicles but - sorry, ice cream man! - I make them myself. Using the basic frozen treat instructions from my book, The Bariatric Foodie Guide to Perfect Protein Shakes, here's how I make this delicious summer treat!
Nik's Orange Creamsicle Protein Pops
- 1 carton Premier Protein Vanilla ready-to-drink shake (11 oz.)
- 1-2 sugar-free orange flavored drink sticks (depending on the intensity of orange flavor you like. I use two.)
- A generous squirt of lemon juice
|So let's not talk about how I got this Nutri-Ninja like a year ago and I am just starting to use it regularly.|
NOTE: The ones I used, I got at Family Dollar...for a dollar! For these I had to add about three additional tablespoons of milk (I use almond) to fill all 8 slots.
|My attempt at creating a summer scene. I will concede there may have been a bit too much going on here.|
|I handle my popsicles with the utmost care.|
|Yeah...being a food blogger is a tough job some days. But somebody's gotta do it!|