I don’t know about you but it is HOT HOT HOT where I live in Northern California. As you may remember from my interview, I live on a farm and temperatures consistently reach over 100 F and sometimes even 110 F. I am always looking for ways to stay cool. This year I am hoping to put misters on my back patio to help keep it cool. But in the meantime I thought a batch of cool, creamy popsicles may do the trick (or at least help!). What’s in it for you? Well, my dear, it’s also a bariatric diet dessert!
Bariatric Diet Dessert
The inspiration for these Coconut Avocado Lime Popsicles is from a margarita. Yep. That’s right. In college I was a waitress at a local Mexican restaurant and the “Avocadorita” was one of their most popular drinks. The bartenders would mix the frozen margarita drink with an avocado to create a creamy margarita. People loved it!
With that in mind I thought an avocado popsicle would be a great lower carb alternative for an afternoon treat and fit in nicely with the long term bariatric diet plan. The coconut milk adds a natural sweetness. I also added a blend of stevia and erythritol to increase the sweetness of these treats. You can learn more about these sweeteners for our bariatric diet dessert here.
Avocados are a natural source of soluble fiber which may help regulate bowel movements and are also considered a healthy fat. The limes are high in vitamin C and add a nice tartness to the popsicles. Unflavored protein powder would also taste good in these popsicles if you need to increase your protein intake. I recommend this one from Unjury. I recommend Unjury because it tastes good and it is a high quality protein source. Many of my clients have tolerated Unjury when others failed them.
These popsicles could be used during the pureed and soft diet stage as long as it fits in with your bariatric surgeon’s guidelines.
Bariatric Diet Dessert: Coconut Avocado Lime Popsicles
1 cup coconut milk
Juice of 1-2 limes depending on your sour preference
1 tsp of stevia/erythritol blend
Unsweetened Coconut flakes (optional, they just make it look pretty). I like Bob’s Red Mill.
1. Blend all ingredients together. Then pour into popsicle containers. Makes 4-8 popsicles depending on your mold. Place molds in freezer.
2. Once frozen garnish with unsweetened coconut flakes.
Note: You could also use Dixie cups with popsicle sticks if you don’t have molds.
These are super easy and your whole family can enjoy them. I would love to know what you think of this bariatric diet dessert. Please connect with me on my FaceBook Group or sign up for my newsletter at bariatricwholeliving.com.
Helping you find balance on and off your plate,
Kristin Willard, RDN
Content is the opinion of the author and does not constitute or is a replacement for medical advice.