With Lifeway Farmer Cheese, anything is popsicle! Today, we’re blending our soft cheese with fresh fruit and a few other ingredients to make a flavorful batch of Blackberry and Pineapple Farmer Cheese Pops. The fresh fruit in this recipe gives these icy treats a sharp, sweet flavor while the Lifeway Farmer Cheese complements those notes and fills the pops with probiotics. It’s perfect.
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Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of fiber-rich plant foods. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to make sure our digestive system stays on track and regular. Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including both your immune and digestive systems.Prep Time: 10 mins Servings: 6-8
- 2 cups pineapple slices
- 3 cups Farmer Cheese
- 1 cup coconut cream
- 1 oz sweetened condensed milk
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 cup blackberries
- In a high-speed blender (or food processor), blend together pineapple, farmer cheese, coconut cream, sweetened condensed milk. Set in the fridge until ready to use.
- In a high speed blender (or food processor), blend together blackberries and lime juice until puréed well.
- In ice pop sleeves, funnel in some of the farmer cheese mixture about half way. Funnel in blackberry puree and mix with a skewer stick. Fill the rest of the pops with the Farmer Cheese mixture.
- Seal and freeze the ice pops for at least 6 hours before enjoying!