Hello everyone. I’ve officially moved to the east coast and started Internal Medicine residency so posts may be a little less regular.
How to I sum up my residency thus far? Well, I feel pretty rusty and nervous as heck. I don a huge long white coat and an old school pager. It’s strange being referred to as Dr. Uy (Oh, huh, you’re talking to me?) or introducing myself as a doctor (Hi Ms. X, my name is Natal- er, I mean Dr. Uy).
Oh, and my co-interns / residents / attendings are all awesome and share an affinity for good food. I think we’ll get along very well.
I’m starting with my primary care clinic block, and outpatient is just as, if not tougher, than inpatient. Our patients can be very challenging, with a lot of medical problems on top of language, psychosocial, and financial barriers.
Now I’m in the front line of care of my “mini-practice” of 300 patients for the next 3 years, which is an amazing and enormous responsibility!
I had one sweet patient who made me smile today. She needed to lose weight after immigrating to the US from the Middle East recently, as she had unfortunately developed an unhealthy American diet. Through the translator, she sheepishly admitted she loved chocolate – especially dark chocolate – very much and if dark chocolate was healthy.
In case you haven’t noticed, I love dark chocolate too, so I empathize. We agreed to tackle cutting out other unhealthy parts of her diet one at a time, starting with sugary drinks instead.
I’m enjoying the lovely Connecticut weather right now. But it’s never too cold or hot to eat popsicles. I’ve join Popsicle Week 2016 and I’m sharing these fun Raspberry Chocolate Popsicles Adapted from Little Spice Jar!
These popsicles are from Ikea for a steal of $1.99. These were the very first things I bought upon moving to the East Coast. (B: So… instead of essentials like a bed, table, or microwave, you rush to buy popsicle molds. Very practical.)
These beauties are so easy to make – to make sure they don’t stick, just dip them in a cup of hot water to loosen. I wanted them two toned to celebrate the official start of summer (and my residency). Enjoy!
Raspberry Chocolate Popsicles
12 oz fresh or frozen raspberries
1 cups greek yogurt
¼ cup almond milk
1 oz dark chocolate, chopped
Combine the yogurt and almond milk in a large bowl. In another bowl, using a fork, mash the raspberries. Add half of the yogurt milk mixture to the raspberries, folding with a spatula for a marbled effect. Stir in the chopped dark chocolate in each bowl.
Pour the raspberry mixture first
Pour the mixture into the ice pop molds. Cover molds and insert popsicle sticks. Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight. Remove from molds and serve immediately.
These look perfectly refreshing for a hot day! Pinning for the weekend 🙂
Hello from a fellow Nutmegger! 🙂 Hope you're enjoying it in CT so far. Also, these popsicles look delish! I love raspberries and yogurt 🙂
I like where your priorities lie – popsicle molds at the top of your list! lol Yogurt popsicles are one of my favorites and yours not only look pretty but delicious too!
What I've learned to adjust is how tiny CT is compared to TX! And the cost of living here and taxes as so different as well haha. But I'm looking forward to the next 3 years here 🙂
Haha, thanks, I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
Sounds like quite the start for your residency! Love the popsicles! 😀
Yes please!!! I can't wait to make these! Thank you for sharing a great recipe!
I'm allergic to almonds – what's a good substitute?
I can't wait to try these, raspberry and chocolate sounds amazing! I think my daughter would love these too as popsicles of any flavor are already her favorite! 🙂
These look amazing! Hope it goes well with your residency. I know what hard work is as my husband is a registrar.
A wonderful dessert for the whole family. How do you think, can i replace almond milk with the ordinary cow milk, 3.2% fat, for example?
Saw these on Instagram and started drooling. 🙂 Can't wait to try them! It is SO hot in South Carolina this week and these are perfect to help us cool off while lounging on the porch!
Yum! So delicious looking and love that they are healthy! Raspberries are my favorite
Oh delicious! It's going to be such a hot, muggy week that these will definitely be needed.
This is exactly the kind of recipe I was looking for. Thank you! xoxox
you're such a valuable member of society! part of me is jealous of your responsibilities, but the other part (the lazy part) is glad you have that pressure and i don't! 😮 love these beautiful treats!
Oh my god this looks amazing! Wanting to try this so bad but gotta wait until my new fridge arrives; current one can't keep anything cold.
xo, alice / T Y P E N U
These look SO GOOD OH MY GOSH.
These popsicles are perfect for Summer. Hope you have a great residency.
These are so interesting! Raspberries and chocolate pair well together, but I would have never thought of turning them into a popsicle! Best wishes with your new life in your new place! 🙂 – Amy @ http://thegiftedgabber.com/
I'm having trouble thinking of/referring to myself as doctor also. My co-interns are all fans of food as well so I think we'll get along just fine! ;P Hope everything's going well for you! :] My orientation starts this Friday!
It is perfectttt popsicle weather right now! I need to dig up my popsicle molds! :D!! Raspberry + chocolate are such a wonderful combination!