Cool down this summer with our Watermelon Mint Ice Pops! These tasty treats are perfect for pool days, after-dinner desserts, or picnic dates with your family. Not only are these ice pops full of fresh flavors, but they are also packed full of nutrition! Watermelon is a great source of vitamin C, lycopene, and phenolic compounds such as flavenoids and carotenoids, which makes it an important fruit to consume in the summertime. Thanks to lycopene, studies have shown that watermelon consumption can help reduce inflammatory response, and as the watermelon ripens, the lycopene content increases (1). So go ahead and enjoy this juicy fruit while it’s in season–it’s a refreshing snack during these hot months!
Watermelon Mint Ice Pops
- 2 cups watermelon, pitted
- 1 tablespoon + ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 ½ teaspoon honey, maple syrup or sorghum syrup
- 2-3 sprigs of mint, chopped
- Dash of salt
- In a high speed blender, or blender combine all of the ingredients. Blend until smooth.
- Evenly divide the watermelon into ice pop molds. Stir them before you put them in the freezer to make sure the liquid is evenly distributed. Freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.
- Place the ice pop molds under warm water for a few seconds before releasing them from the molds.
Use lime instead of lemon
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Serving size: 3 ounces Calories: 20 calories, Fat: 0 grams, Saturated fat: 0 grams, Carbohydrates: 5 grams, Sugar: 5 grams, Fiber: 0 grams, Protein: 0 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
(1) Watermelon. The World’s Healthiest Foods. http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=31