It’s 78° at 8 a.m., so what are you going to do to start your day off cool? You’re going to go to your freezer and grab a watermelon lime popsicle – no added sugar, step outside in your jammies, sit yourself down (or walk around your garden and take inventory—like I do), and enjoy an icy treat.
When I was a kid I had a popsicle for breakfast every single morning. I’m not talking about a homemade concoction that was made from real fruit, oh no, I had the standard American popsicle that was filled with artificial colors and flavors. Remember those? Not good!
We’re so much smarter today. We have become informed consumers who want to know what’s in our food, and if we can, we want to make our own, so we absolutely, one hundred percent, know what’s in it. Thanks to companies like Prepworks, we can make our own freezer pops, and enjoy something sweet, frozen, and healthy, every single summer morning.
These colorful lovelies have two ingredients in them, watermelon and lime. That’s it. It doesn’t get any simpler or purer than that. All you need is a blender like my favorite, Blendtec, 4 cups of sweet watermelon, and one large lime. Peel the lime and put it in the blender. Seed the watermelon, and put it in the blender. Turn the blender on and watch them turn into a bright pink juice. Pour the juice into the Freezer Pop Maker, put the cover on, put the sticks in, freeze overnight, and enjoy a delicious treat in the morning. Why the morning? Because that’s when I love to eat popsicles. If you can’t see yourself doing that, then have yours in the afternoon, or the evening. It’s all good.
Watermelon and lime is such a beautiful flavor combination. The tangy lime compliments the sweet watermelon perfectly. Eating one of these fruity pops will make you think of tropical locations. You’ll hear steel drums playing, feel the trade winds, hear the palm trees swaying, and smell the salty ocean air. Okay, maybe not, but they are refreshing, and they will cool you off on a hot day.
Take a look at the ingredients on a box of “pure fruit” pops in your grocery store. They are loaded with sugar, gums, and even caramel color. Yuck, fruit is sweet enough on its own, you don’t need to add sugar, gums, and color to something that’s already perfect. Make your own, save money, and eat real.
I’m sorry it took me so long to post this watermelon lime popsicles – no added sugar recipe. But you know what, if there was ever a month that dictated frozen treats, it would be August. So let’s just say that this is a timely recipe. We’ll just leave it at that. 😉
What is your favorite time of day to eat popsicles?
What’s your favorite flavor?
Can you believe the crap we used to put in our bodies before we knew better? Scary!
Popsicle molds and a Blendtec blender, you can have them too!