Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Watermelon Popsicles

Need a healthy snack for the kids over the hot summer? Watermelon juice or popsicles make a quick, cold treat that is easy to make. 

Use several cups of diced watermelon and throw it in a blender or juicer. If you blend it you can use cheese cloth if you don't like the fiber in it to drain the juice. Pour into popsicle holder, add sticks and freeze! You can add mint or basil for a different flavo

Watermelon is full of vitamins, potassium and antioxidants. It's low in calories, can help lower cholesterol, and contains Lycopene which can help to minimize risks of strokes and other ailments like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, colon cancer and asthma.

It's a perfect food, can give you energy, and contains mostly water, which on hot days will help keep the kids hydrated (or yourself ;) with out all the sugar in pre packaged ice snacks.

If you want to get really fancy, add a shot of vodka to your watermelon juice to relax on your deck (not for kids hehe!!)

It's soooooo good! Enjoy

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