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If it is summertime, it is cherry season. Take advantage by making these super delicious Cherry Chia Lassi Pops. They are bursting with flavor, not to mention cherry’s health benefits as a rich source of vitamin C known to play a role in collagen formation and iron absorption. These pops are not just for the kids!
12 ounces (340g) vegan vanilla or cherry-flavored yogurt
1⁄2 cup (118ml) light coconut milk or plain unsweetened almond milk
2⁄3 cup (~93g) pitted sweet red cherries, chopped (fresh or frozen), divided
1 tbsp (12g) chia seeds
Optional: 1-2 tbsp (15-30ml) maple syrup
Add yogurt, coconut milk, maple syrup (optional), and half the cherries to the blender. Purée until creamy and smooth.
Add remaining cherries and chia seeds. Pulse to just combine—there should be some chunky pieces remaining.
Pour into Popsicle molds. The recipe should yield eight large pops or 12 to 14 small pops, depending on the size of the molds.
Freeze until firm, at least four to six hours, and enjoy! Best within five to seven days.
The Food-as-Medicine philosophy is based on the belief that whole food is a traditional remedy with the therapeutic power to improve and maintain one’s health. The philosophy has been around for hundreds of years.Read More