What a crazy month this has been! For those of you who don’t know, my husband, Adrian, just graduated from his school and we have decided to move all the way over to Ontario (Thunder Bay to be exact) for the next 2 years so he can finish his degree. Yes, two years!
So, needless to say, we have been BUSY with packing, un-packing, settling in, exploring and, well, just enjoying the time we have together before he starts his studies in July.
For anyone who is aware, the weather in Thunder bay is HUMID! Beautiful, but humid 😉. Just going on a quick walk with my puppy Lola gets me sweating! So out of despair for a cool treat, I decided to make real fruit popsicles. These are so simple to make and taste just as good (if not better than) regular popsicles you buy from the store. The benefits of course is that they have no added sugar and no added food coloring or preservatives (just they way I like it)!
I decided to take advantage of the beginning of the watermelon season and make some tasty watermelon and kiwi popsicles.
Kiwis are great, especially with all the stress I have been under with moving to another province. Did you know that Kiwis actually contain more vitamin C than oranges? Foods high in vitamin C are extremely important to consume, especially when under stress, because our adrenal glands (located right on top of our kidneys) store up to 10 mg of vitamin C. When we are under a lot of stress our adrenal glands use up the vitamin C, which is also water soluble. So, we should be consciously consuming lots of vitamin C containing foods, especiallly during stressful situations.
Recipe for Watermelon and Kiwi Popsicles:
3-4 cups cubed watermelon
1 tbsp honey (optional)
These popsicle are so easy to make! Simply peel your kiwis (or fruit of choice) and blend in your blender for 1 minute or until smooth. Pour into your popsicle moulds until about ¼ full and freeze for an hour.
In the meantime, take your watermelon, slice it into chunks and add about 3-4 cups worth into your blender. Blend for 1-2 minutes on high until smooth (if you would like, you can also add 1 tbsp of honey at this time depending on how sweet you like your popsicles). Add the remaining juice into your moulds with the popsicle sticks and freeze for another 1-2 hours.
Once your popsicles are frozen, remove them from the freezer and run under warm water for a few seconds to remove from mould and enjoy!
For variation, you can switch out either or both types of fruits for other ones, add coconut water, coconut milk or sweet teas to add variety in texture and flavor.
These are a perfect treat to enjoy on a hot summer day! <3
I hope you enjoyed this recipe. Comment below and let me know what kind of popsicle flavors are your family’s favourites!