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Apple Pie Creamsicle

Apple Pie Creamsicle

Hello, summer! Hello, sunshine! 

Sunnies on, sunscreen smeared and popsicle in hand, we’re ready for the warmer months ahead. After what felt like a winter worthy of the Game of Thrones haunting phrase “Winter is Coming”, the sun is out and we can’t wait to seize every warm, 'ray filled day!

DIY popsicles have become a huge summertime trend. The beauty of them is that there are endless combinations waiting to be tried, created and licked to death. We love experimenting in the kitchen with new frozen treat combos. A favourite childhood popsicle flavour of ours was the creamsicle. The mix of tangy orange and creamy vanilla were perfect for those extra hot days.

Today we bring you a new kind of creamsicle that is sure to delight and inspire your tastebuds. Apple Pie is one of North America's most beloved desserts. Apples, sugar, cinnamon, thick flaky crust and vanilla ice cream (if that's what your into), is there anything better?

Now most of those ingredients go against what we're all about at Belmonte Raw, so we had to get creative with this recipe. Bringing together our most underrated juice (in our opinion), Apple Cider, and our creamy Vanilla Cashew Milk, these Apple Pie Creamsicles are smooth, rich and taste exactly like your grandmother's recipe. To add texture and some sweetness, we added in a raw apple for good measure and some honey to seal the deal.

Now for the nutritional part of the program: apples are naturally high in vitamin C, fibre, potassium and vitamin K while our Vanilla Cashew Milk is packed with vintamin E, B2, iron, protein and tons of bone building properties.

Basically, these will be your new guilty-free please, your kids new favourite afternoon snack.

Recipe:

1 Bottle Cashew Milk
1 Bottle Apple Cider
1 Tbsp Honey
1 Apple

Place all ingredients in a blender.
Blend on high until apple has thoroughly been blended into the liquid.
Pour liquid into Popsicle Moulds.

Freeze for 4 Hours minimum

Enjoy!

*If you don't have access to our Apple Cider & Vanilla Cashew Milk, feel free to substitute Apple Cider from your local grocer and/or store bought or your own homemade cashew milk!

Our favourite non-gym, non-bootcamp workouts

Our favourite non-gym, non-bootcamp workouts

Fitness. That word alone can speak volumes. Are you getting enough? Are you motivated enough? How’s your technique? Are you more into HIIT or Yoga? Our head is already spinning (no pun intended).

We all know working in some form of fitness into our daily routine is important, but hitting the gym or signing up for a bootcamp isn’t all of our M.O. In addition to finding the time for fitness in your already busy and chaotic schedules, there is an overwhelming amount of fitness options to now choose from to get your sweat on. Here are out favourite ways to keep in shape sans gym or bootcamp.

1. Biking vs Driving

Biking, especially in the warmer months, is one of the best ways to get from point A to B within a city, while also being good for not only you but the planet as well. It’s estimated that you can burn up to 600 calories an hour biking around a city, which suddenly makes going from Leslieville to Roncesvalles seem not so bad. In Toronto, bike lanes have been introduced to several main streets for easier access and the long-standing bike trail along the waterfront remains one of our favourite routes. 

2. Going Dancing

This is probably the most fun suggestion on this list. Yes, dancing the night away is a great way to burn calories and strengthen your core and muscles. Whether you decide to hit up your favourite club or blast Robyn for a solo jam session in the privacy of your own home, breaking out those killer dance moves of yours is not only a great exercise, it can also uplift your mood, clear your mind and brighten a blue day.

3. Swimming

And no, we're not talking about laps. We're talking about the kind of swimming you did as a kid, how you jumped off the diving board, went down the slide, raced with a friend to that spot over there and threw rocks to the bottom of the lake to see if you could find them. The kind of swimming that taps into your adventurous side, your curious side. Yes, laps can be your go-to if you like to swim on the regular, but tapping into the juvenile water games can be just as beneficial and ridiculously more fun.

4. Picking Stairs vs Elevators/Escalators

Definitely, the easiest way to incorporate fitness into your daily life. Instead of taking the escalator or elevator, opt for the stairs. Great for the legs and heart, taking the stairs can be as casual or intense as you'd like. Stroll up at a leisurely pace or race to the top skipping every other step. Going to the 34th floor? Climb as high as you can then hitch a ride when you're tuckered out. This is also a great way to slowly improve your stamina, climb 5 flights the first week, then 6 the next and so on!

What are you favourite non-gym workouts?

Recipe: Boosted Mango Ginger Smoothie

Recipe: Boosted Mango Ginger Smoothie

Have you ever bought a cold-pressed juice and life gets in the way before you can drink it pre-expiration date? We feel you. While cold-pressed juices are delicious, nutritious and a direct source of goodness, sometimes getting through what you've brought home can be unexpectantly impossible. And we hate throwing the juice down the drain then. It's not only throwing your money away but it's a blatant waste.

Instead, why not freeze your nearly expired juice and re-work them into new recipes! (Genius, right?) 

This week we'll be working with Boost, our most pigmented and deeply vitamin-rich beet and kale based juice. Add a pop of juicy red to your smoothie with a few of these cubes.

Boost Ginger Mango Recipe Smoothie - Belmonte Raw

Prep

Divide up one bottle of Boost in an ice cube tray. Freeze for a minimum of 4 hours.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup of Coconut Water
  • 1/2 Cup of fresh or frozen Mango
  • 2 Knobs of freshly peeled Ginger
  • 4 Boost Ice Cubes

Instructions

Add in a blender and blend on high until the smoothie has reached your desired thickness.

Enjoy!

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Have you ever re-worked cold-pressed juice into a new recipe? Let us know!