Summer’s calling and if you’re one of those people who jump in line at the farmer’s market to buy the first watermelon of the season, but then wonders what you’re going to do with the other half that nobody gets to eating, we have the perfect recipe.
It’s a super refreshing snack, with only 3 ingredients, that takes just a few minutes to make but will keep you hydrated for hours. That’s because these pops are chock full of the tasty pink fruit that's 92% water, which is good news since your body is made of cells full of water that needs to be replenished.
It’s a naturally sweet treat, so unlike “healthy” frozen fruit pops you’d even get from Whole Foods, there’s no added sugar. But if you do prefer an extra dose of the sweet stuff, here’s a tip: round watermelons are sweeter than their oval counterparts.
Why we love watermelon:
That bright, smile-inducing color comes from Lycopene, an antioxidant that has been shown in studies to curb your risk of cancer and diabetes, and watermelon has more of this phytonutrient than any other vegetable of fruit - even tomatoes!
Watermelon is also rich in citrulline, an amino acid that may help lower your blood pressure, and also beta-cryptoxanthin which may help protect your joints from inflammation.
If those aren’t reasons enough to get poppin’ on these pops, they’re also drip down your chin delicious!
Amount of ingredients will vary based on your popsicle mold. These are roughly the amounts per popsicle.
Blend in a blender, fill in popsicle molds, and freeze for a few hours or until frozen. Enjoy!
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