I’m *thrilled* about today’s guest post, which is brought to you by the radiant Leanne Vogel of Healthful Pursuit, a friend & fellow blogger.
Leanne has such a positive, generous attitude–I just love her energy. She’s also one of the hardest working bloggers I know. She’s got major hustle. She is uber-organized, & her recipes reflect her meticulous attention to detail & order. Not to mention all of her recipes are delicious & inventive.
Today she shares a dee-lish apple pie popsicle recipe from her new awesome ebook, Purely Pops (45 frozen dessert recipes for just $10!). Yum.
Leanne here – the Holistic Nutritionist, allergy free food blogger + recipe artist behind HealthfulPursuit.com. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, food allergies are celebrated, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.
Restriction is such a dirty word. When I think it, when I say it, I feel like I’m being limited from experiences. And; when it comes to food, restriction often makes me want things even more – you know, the classic, “I’m restricting my chocolate consumption”. Fast forward 2 hours and there’s Leanne, nestled on the couch drowning herself in chocolate.
But let’s get real – for one reason or another, many of our bodies cannot process foods the way other bodies can. Animal proteins, flavors, colors, dairy, nuts… It’s a challenge to remove them from our lives and feel like we’re not missing out on something.
Using food journaling as a tool (I’ve prepared this FREE multi-page food journal for you) I’ve learned that I do best without gluten, dairy, sugar and grains. But… everything has gluten, dairy, sugar and grains. How’s a girl to live?!
I’ve spent over 8 years transitioning to an eating style that works for me and my body and the key to living without the foods that irritate my system is to feel ABUNDANCE with every meal that I prepare. Instead of reminding myself of the things I can’t have, I look at the items that I can. Empowering myself with an arsenal of super tasty recipes has been the key to my happiness. Aaaand I think it could be for yours, too.
Popsicles are big in the summer – ice cream on a stick, sweet treats. They’re all laced with sugar, dairy and many of them have gluten. Sipping on a lemonade while everyone treats themselves to ice cream isn’t my idea of a good time.
So, I spent all winter long creating 45 no-bake, vegan popsicle recipes and bundled them all up in my newest eBook, Purely Pops. It’s one small step to re-energize your health AND have a good summer.
Purely Pops supports making peace with your body, having fun with your food and embracing your eating style, whatever that means for you. It’s a holistic approach to frozen treats that are free from dairy, eggs, nuts, wheat, gluten, grains, bananas, sesame and soy. Each recipe is paired with a full-page, make-your-mouth-water photograph of the end result.
Aaaand… enjoy this recipe, on me. One of my favorites from the book!
Apple Pie Popsicle Recipe
Apple Pie Ice Pops
Author: Leanne Vogel
Recipe type: Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Egg-free
Prep time: 5 mins
Chill time: 8 hours
Total time: 8 hours 5 mins
Serves: 4-6 (depending on the size of your popsicle mold)
Apple pie a la mode, ice pop style! Minus the pie crust… but it’s not missed in this cool treat.
Cashew Cream Base
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1 tablespoon coconut nectar or 1 pitted medjool date
- 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
- 3/4 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
Ice Pop Filling
- 1 apple, sliced thin
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoon coconut nectar or raw agave nectar
- 2 teaspoons almond or sunflower seed butter
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add cream base ingredients to the jug of your high-powered blender. Blend on high until smooth.
Fill each ice pop mold with cream base, halfway to the top of the fill line. Set aside.
Add sliced apple, water and cinnamon to a small frying pan and bring to a boil on medium-low heat. Once boiling, add coconut nectar, almond butter and vanilla extract. Cook for 1 minute, until thick.
Divide apple mixture between the ice pop molds. Cover with ice pop tops and transfer to the freezer to chill for 8 hours.
Nut Allergy: you can use the 1 of 4 nut-free cream base recipes in my Purely Pops Cookbook
Purely Pops; as with all of my other books and products, is one more platform I have created to share my approach to happy, healthy, allergen-free living. Whether you have food sensitivities, are looking to obtain a healthy weight, or you’re interested in feeding your family with pure, whole foods-based, unprocessed gunk, I hope Purely Pops will bring you and yours endless, happy summer days.
More in the bring joy summer guest post series:
- 5 Vegan Gluten Free Summer Recipes by Allyson Kramer
- How to Practice Active Transporation by Rachel Whipple
- The Problem With Body Hatred? It’s Boring. by Deja Earley
- Lost Art of Eating “In” by Lauren Cash
Leanne’s popular blog, Healthful Pursuit, is a unique collection of motivational guidance and easy-to-make recipes for women who want to create a liberated life on a restricted diet.
Create the life you’ve been dying to live, liberate your eating style and join a community of thousands of women on the same path at healthfulpursuit.com. Connect with Leanne on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.