Want a frozen treat without artificial flavors, preservatives and refined sugars? Make your own! Our Watermelon Mint Ice Pops will cool you down this summer when the temperature heats up. Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan, these tasty treats are perfect for pool days, after-dinner desserts, or backyard BBQs. Watermelon and mint pair perfectly together, complementing each other’s refreshing flavors. These pops are a great, healthy snack using all nutritious and fresh ingredients. What’s even better is that you can make these with the kids as a fun summer activity! Our recipe requires minimal prep and is a great make-ahead summer treat. Fresh from the freezer, this is the perfect hydrating snack that will keep you from melting in the heat.
Nutrient Booster: Watermelon
Despite the popular belief that watermelon is just water and natural sugar, it has so much more to offer than its sweet taste. Watermelon is actually a nutrient dense food. It is a great source of vitamin C, making it an immune boostingsuperfood. Watermelon is also rich in carotenoids, including beta-carotene and lycopene. Plus, it has citrulline, an important amino acid that turns into arganine when ingested in the body. Arganine is used in the synthesis of nitric oxide, helping our bodies fight off disease and keeping us healthy. Each juicy bite of watermelon helps meet our daily fluid needs and contains essential electrolytes that can help prevent heat stroke. Keep cool naturally this summer with our Watermelon Mint Ice Pops and bite into a superfruit that is nutritiously delicious!
Our Watermelon Mint Ice Pops are great to make with kids but loved by grown-ups too! These pops pair well with almost anything! We love them as a healthy dessert, nutritious snack or refreshing treat. While we’ve picked some of our favorite recipes for you to try below, we have more Kid Friendly recipes on our blog.
Watermelon Mint Ice Pops
- 2 cups watermelon, pitted
- 1 tbsp lemon juice, + 1/2 tsp
- 1 1/2 tsp honey, maple syrup or sorghum syrup
- 2-3 sprigs 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.
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 Disclaimer: Triad to Wellness has provided nutrition communication services for The Sorghum Checkoff.
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