Chocolate Fudge Pops by Daphne Oz
By: Lisa Davis
Daphne Oz believes in indulgence. Yesterday, as her book, Relish: An Adventure in Food, Style, and Everyday Fun, hit store shelves, the TV host and Sharecare expert shared with us her number one rule for healthy living: "I don't have rules," she told us. "If there's a rule I'm going to break it. And if it's a ruled-out thing, chances are it becomes taboo for me and I crave it even more."
Instead of following health commandments, the educator (and daughter of Sharecare founder Mehmet Oz, MD) makes sure her choices add value to her life. A dried-out cookie or fake-cream-filled pastry? Not worth the calories it'll add to her day or the damage its unhealthy ingredients might do to her body. A deliciously decadent dessert shared with a friend or loved one? That's nourishing, she says-a real investment in pleasure.
Oz gave us a favorite recipe for a home-made fudge pop that's a great way to brighten your day. Reprinted with permission from Relish, here it is:
Chocolate Fudge Pops
Makes 6 frozen pops
These pops are so much better than the plastic-wrapped kind you pull out of your grocery-store freezer. With insane amounts of chocolate, real, wholesome ingredients, and total satisfaction for about 125 calories a pop, what more could you want?
One 13-ounce can original or "lite" coconut milk, shaken
5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons raw honey
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
Blend all the ingredients until smooth and pour the mixture into ice pop molds. Insert the base and freeze for at least 2 hours, or until set. Loosen by running the molds under warm water. Enjoy!
From Relish by Daphne Oz. Copyright (c) 2013 by Daphne Oz. Reprinted by permission of William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
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