Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Watermelon Blueberry Popsicles
Well, there's no denying it, it's summer. It was 90 degrees at 9am yesterday. We're in it now! Which means: POPSICLES!!
This popsicle is so refreshing, light and satisfying. You won't feel guilty for eating a sugar-loaded treat, or weighed down with a heavy cream based treat. Plus, it's gorgeous! I personally prefer popsicles over ice cream any day, and making popsicles at home is the easiest thing EVER! You barely have to do anything. All you need to do is go out and buy some popsicles molds, which I got for a $1 at the local dollar store.
This recipe, as usual, is from EatingWell. It uses white granulated sugar, but if you'd like you can substitute it with agave or honey.
Makes about 10 3oz. pops
-3 3/4 cups of chopped seedless watermelon
-2 tablespoons of lime juice
-1 tablespoon of sugar (or your choice of sweetener)
-1 cup of blueberries (try buying organic)
-Puree the watermelon, lime juice and sugar in a blender or food processor until smooth.
-Divide the blueberries among the popsicle molds. Top with the watermelon mixture. Insert the sticks and freeze until completely firm, about 6 hours. I only had one mold with 4 inserts so I actually had leftover mixture. But once you eat one popsicle, you can just go in and fill that empty insert with more blueberries and mixture.
-A good trick to getting the pops out is to run your desired popsicle insert under some hot water for a few seconds, it makes it a lot easier to unmold.
Calories (per popsicle): 29 calories, 0g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 8g carbs, 1g added sugar, 0g protein, 1g fiber, 1mg sodium, 79mg potassium.